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A Famous Jew You Never Knew

January 13, 2021

Waldemar Mordechai Haffkine

Waldemar Mordechai Haffkine

BBC via Dina Yoshimi

For those who are winding down for the semester, and those who just enjoy an interesting read:

Here’s a piece from the BBC about… Continue reading

From My Jewish Learning

Where Did the Dreidel Game Come from?

January 10, 2021

Reprinted with permission from My Jewish Learning

The dreidel or sevivon is perhaps the most famous custom associated with Hanukkah. Indeed, various rabbis have tried to find an integral connection… Continue reading

From the Yiddish Book Center

“Is Isaac Bashevis Singer a Yiddish Writer?”

January 9, 2021

This question is not as preposterous as it sounds. As beloved as he was by English readers, Singer was widely reviled by many in the Yiddish world, who denounced him… Continue reading

Sofʻers Talk Story

Mazie Cohen’s Son

July 16, 2020

By Kay Lorraine

I don’t know if this is true everywhere, but in the Jewish community in Columbus, Ohio, you are never really anybody on your own – you are just somebody’s kid. Even… Continue reading

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