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  • How do you spell knaidel?

    May 31, 2013 | 9:10 am

    An Indian-American boy won a national spelling contest after correctly spelling a Yiddish-derived word.

    Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., won the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by spelling the word “knaidel,” a traditional Jewish dumpling. Mahankali...

  • Why the Death of the Britannica Print Edition Doesn’t Matter

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    March 14, 2012 | 10:18 am

    The Encyclopedia Britannica is going out of print after 244 years.  Only 4,000 copies of the last print edition remain in the warehouse — thirty-two volumes that weigh 129 pounds —and you can have a set for $1395.  Once the inventory is gone, you will have to go to the Web to use...

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