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Tag: Jewish Geography
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What is the difference between a pit bull and a Jewish Mother? The pit bull eventually lets go.
It’s an old joke, but one that speaks to the role of familial connections among Jews, which play a large role in how we consider the Jewish geography of weddings and marriage. Where...
November 7, 2008 | 5:06 pmWe've all played the "Jewish geography" game -- you know, questioning someone we've only just met in order to discover common Jewish connections, friends or even family.
In doing so, we are mapping out our experiences, delineating a sort of Jewish topography of interlinking...
October 23, 2007 | 10:33 pm
I’ve said it before, we—Jews—are family.
We are the children of Avraham Avinu (Abraham Our Father) and some of us are descendants of the first Jewish priest—the first Cohen—Aaron, brother of Moshe Rabbenu (Moses Our Teacher.)
It’s all there in Jon Entine’s cutting-edge new book,...