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  • Jerry Lewis raps in Yiddish

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    June 10, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Usually when you think of keeping the Yiddish language alive you think theater and literature — not freestyle rap. Especially not freestyle rap performed by a legendary comic like Jerry Lewis.

    Yet thanks to TMZ, the world now has grainy smartphone footage footage of the...

  • A Night at the Fais Do-Do

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There is a burgundy motif at Club Fais Do-Do -- burgundy curtains, burgundy tablecloths. The eastern wall is also painted a dark red hue but seems to have other colors beneath that seep through from the past.
     
    Just south of the 10 Freeway, in a nondescript part of Culver City,...
  • Friends Unite to Rock the Classroom

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On a sunny afternoon at Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School in Hollywood, fourth- and fifth-graders rapped to a poem about slavery, accompanied by a ponytailed musician on an African drum.

    "This isn't necessarily proper English," the musician said afterward, while helping ethnically...

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