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Polish Jews and Catholics: Guest Blog

18:50 06 November in Latest
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Moment Guest Blog   Grappling with the History of Polish Jews and Catholics By Alfred Munzer Earlier this month, as I watched the Theater J production of Our Class, I revisited a painful part of my family’s history in Poland. The play, being performed in Washington, D.C., chronicles the...

Mad Magazine Turns 40!

16:02 02 November in Latest

Mad, the American humor magazine founded in 1952, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. Founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman, a Jewish cartoonist born in Brooklyn, and publisher, William Gaines, MAD’s political satire has said to have influened generations of humorists. Alfred E. Neuman, the magazine’s mascot, existed far before the...

The Bipartisan Tailor

17:45 01 November in Latest

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="233"] Shutterstock / suit[/caption] Martin Greenfield, a Jewish tailor who survived Auschwitz and went on to create custom-made suits for presidents, generals and a list of who’s-who in Washington and New York, is featured in . Greenfield’s bespoke suits retail for about $2,000...

Romney and Iran: The Ties That Bind

13:53 31 October in Latest

The National Jewish Democratic Council is going on the offensive in the final days before the election with the launch of a site that documents what it calls “the troublesome economic ties Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has to Iran.” The microsite,, was launched yesterday...

Do you speak Jewish?

18:03 24 October in Latest

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="500"] Shutterstock / Hebrew[/caption] A new online Jewish English dictionary has been launched in an attempt to aggregate the distinctive words used by English-speaking Jews. The site, Jewish English Lexicon, was launched yesterday and functions as a combination of a kind of Wikipedia...

Does the Jewish Vote Matter?

17:36 22 October in Latest

  [caption id="" align="alignright" width="500"] Shutterstock/ debate[/caption] President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off tonight for their third and final debate in the heavily Jewish city of Boca Raton, Florida. And despite significant efforts to court Jews in this important swing state, one political...