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The Great Jewish Merman Named Tikva

The Beautiful Jewish Merman Named Tikva

By On July 8, 2016

There’s Darryl Hannah as Madison, and there’s Ariel’s fight for landlocked love. We’re practically bombarded with buxom images of the quintessential mermaid–just look at your Starbucks cup. But what about their mermen… Read More


Anti-Semitic Hatemail Never Looked This Good

By On December 3, 2013

Hatemail is probably the most bizarre book to ever grace a coffee table. Oversized, gorgeous, and with vivid and full-color matte printing, it’s packed with turn-of-the-century art and extensive scholarly commentary…about anti-Semitic picture… Read More


Meet ‘The Hebrew Mamita’

By On July 26, 2011

Vanessa Hidary calls herself the “Hebrew Mamita.” She was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in a Sephardic Jewish family, surrounded by predominantly Latino neighbors. Hidary has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and… Read More


Was Leo Bloom a Jew?

By On June 16, 2011

On June 16th, literary geeks around the world (and on the Internet) celebrate Bloomsday, a holiday named after Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. Ulysses is 783 pages, but it takes place… Read More