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  • 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...

  • Homeboys on Home Plate

    By Jeremy Hamburgh

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There are myriad jokes about Jews in sports. In the 1980 movie "Airplane," a passenger asks for something light to read. The stewardess offers her a pamphlet on Jewish athletes.

    Peter and Joachim Horvitz, the father-and-son team whose recent compendium, "The Big Book of Jewish...

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