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  • How do you spell chutzpah? R-Y-A-N B-R-A-U-N

    July 23, 2013 | 10:05 am

    It wasn’t so long ago that Ryan Braun was just a rookie phenom, racking up numbers that had Jewish sports junkies rushing to put the Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger in the pantheon with Greenberg and Koufax.

    These days, not so much.

    The news this week is that Braun has accepted a...

  • How chutzpah changed the world

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 16, 2012 | 11:28 am

    What does being an Israeli mean? For many years, people have tried to name this “thing” that we, Israelis, have. What is that “quality”? Lacking a scientific definition, people had to come up with a Hebrew name for it. There is not a word in the English vocabulary that has the same...

  • Alan shrugged, Bouskila wrote,  Suissa puffed

    October 23, 2008 | 2:31 am

    Alan Shrugged

    I just read Marty Kaplan's Alan Greenspan article ... truly amazing journalism ("Alan Shrugged," Oct. 13). I rarely read news columns with such insightful and poetic language ... especially financially related.

    Thank you -- it's nice to know there are some columnists...
  • Documentary goes behind the music video with Chutzpah

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 10, 2008 | 11:38 pm

    Tor Hyams was startled to discover that his Jewish rap group, Chutzpah, had become the subject of an arty short documentary -- Juliet Landau's "Take Flight" -- which will be the centerpiece of The Hollywood Hill's inaugural BigBrainBoy Mobile Media Summit that takes place on Sept. 12...
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  • Lebanon war underscores inequality of Arab Israelis

    By Uri Dromi

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Wars, like hurricanes, tend to expose flaws in societies. In Israel, the recent war with Hezbollah revealed lack of preparedness for this kind of war against an elusive enemy, mediocre conduct of the operations, deficiencies in equipment, shortages of shelters for the civilians and...
  • I Ate the Whole Thing!

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I Ate the Whole Thing!

    Rap music and matzah balls? Hey, Jews can rap. Just ask the group, Chutzpah, which showed up in full rapping gear for the weighing of the 26-pound-matzah ball at Canter's Deli last week to celebrate the DVD release of "When Do We Eat?" The weights and measures...

  • Spectator - It’s Hip to Be Chutzpah

    By Gaby Friedman

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When you think of hip-hop or rap, you don't generally think of jowl-necked septuagenarians or skinny, psyched-out white guys rapping about the tsuris their mother gives them, but then again, you don't generally think of Jews either.

    Enter Chutzpah, or the new "Jewish Hip-Hop...

  • The Birth of Chutzpah

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    We believe in a God who dreams. The Torah is the story of the transaction between God's dreams and human reality. God dreams of a world of goodness. God creates humanity - fashioned in the divine image - to share the dream. But human beings betrayed God's dreams. We filled the world...
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