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Torah Pirates Hijack New York’s Classical Radio Station

By On December 14, 2016

If you live in South Brooklyn and recently tuned in to WQXR (105.9 FM) to hear some soothing classical music, you may have been surprised to hear instead a man preaching the… Read More

Jamaica: Island of Sun, Surf, and Forgotten Jewish Pirates
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Jamaica: Island of Sun, Surf, and Forgotten Jewish Pirates

By On July 14, 2016

Jamaican Jews number less than 200 these days, but that wasn’t always the case. The first Jews arrived in Jamaica following the Spanish Inquisition in 1494. Nearly 500 years later, in 2007,… Read More

A Yiddish-Speaking Parrot and the Pirates Who Love Him
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A Yiddish-Speaking Parrot and the Pirates Who Love Him

By On March 10, 2016

Breathe easy, novelty collectors: You can finally fill that hole in your Yiddish catalogue under “swashbuckling,” thanks to Gary Barwin’s delightfully odd new novel Yiddish for Pirates. Wondering what we mean by… Read More

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Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

By On December 6, 2010

  The book Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean is written by a historian, but its tales of smugglers, brigands, and high-seas violence have all the flavor of a guilty pleasure. In 1492, the Inquisition… Read More

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