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  • How Poor Jews Come to America, meaning my parents!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 15, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    Many people ask me what we brought with us to America, when we immigrated here in 1989.

    Well… Most Russians brought over money and diamonds.  Since we were neither smart or rich, this is literally what we had in our suitcases:

    Someone had told my parents that in order NOT to...

  • The Sham of It

    By Wildman Weiner

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    We've just paid $3,000 for a new mattress.

    "It's not a mattress," the salesman sniffed. "It's a sleeping system." His accent

    is unmistakably Yiddish and he's kind of elderly, so I don't want to be too disrespectful. I mean, my parents spoke Yiddish, too -- mostly when they wanted...

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