Birthdays

Happy High-Holy-Birth-Day!

Happy High-Holy-Birth-Day!
By September 23, 2014

For fall babies, birthdays often coincide with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We weigh the pros and cons. Read More

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Happy birthday, Harvey Milk!

Happy birthday, Harvey Milk!
By May 22, 2014

The gay activist and pioneering politician would have turned 84 today. Read More

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Nora Ephron’s Terrific 1996 Commencement Address at Wellesley College

Nora Ephron’s Terrific 1996 Commencement Address at Wellesley College
By May 19, 2014

The beloved feminist writer and humorist would have turned 74 today. Read More

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Harry Houdini, Master of Escape, Born 140 Years Ago Today

Harry Houdini, Master of Escape, Born 140 Years Ago Today
By March 24, 2014

Like so many Jews who came after him and rose to fame, he embodied the notion of the underdog, and dedicated himself to his craft. Read More

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Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Turns 92 Today

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Turns 92 Today
By March 20, 2014

On comedy: “the Jews have been able to do it since Moses’ time.” Read More

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