Category Archives: personalities

20th Century Jewish Cultural Hero

I col­lect (Amer­i­can) Juda­ic lapel but­tons. I have approx­i­mate­ly 3000 unique items. Each one rep­re­sents a dif­fer­ent moment in the Amer­i­can Jew­ish expe­ri­ence. Peri­od­i­cal­ly I share them here. As the “Che fran­chise” con­tin­ues to grow, few oth­er cul­ture heroes (meant metaphor­i­cal­ly) seem able … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Why Wine?

[cross post­ed at the Jew and the Car­rot]. At Pesach we drink a lot of wine. Why is it called the sym­bol of our joy? In an arid envi­ron­ment, wine can be seen a method of preser­va­tion. If you do not live … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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