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Bottom Line Comes from Yiddish

 03.07.2013

Mark Louden, professor of linguistics, explains how “the bottom line” is a loan translation, a phrase brought into English from Yiddish.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell…

How My Grandmother Met My Grandfather, Isaac Babel

08.07.2013

Andrei Malaev-Babel tells the story of how his grandmother met and eventually married his grandfather, writer Isaac Babel.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell…

How Babel Read His Work

08.07.2013

Andrei Malaev-Babel, actor and director, remembers how his grandfather, writer Isaak Babel, recited his own work.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell…

Scarlett Johansson & Soda Stream: Peace vs. Apartheid?

by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
The hypocrisy of the BDS is now fully exposed.

5 Inspiring, Jewish Responses to Tragedy

These real people exemplify five Jewish responses to dealing with adversity.

You’re Not Leaving the House Wearing That!

by Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum
Does accepting our kids choices imply approval?

I Am Beautiful

by Ashley Seener
What do girls see when they look into the mirror?

Three Ways to Attain Serenity

by Orit Esther Riter, Author of the Daily Dose of Emuna
Despite life’s stormy waters, inner calm is within your reach.

Broken Hand, Opened Heart

by Sara Debbie Gutfreund
Control freaks like me have a hard time asking for help.

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Skeleton Key

by Sara Yoheved Rigler
Gratitude opens every door.

Louvre To Return Two Nazi Looted Paintings To Jewish Families
Jewish Daily Forward
French government-owned museums will return three paintings that they came to possess after the Nazis stole them from Jews during the Holocaust, France’s minister for culture said. Minister Aurelie Filippetti identified the three paintings as “Paysage 
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Holocaust survivor recalls horrors of Nazi camp ordeal

27.01.2014

As the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, one survivor has been speaking about her ordeal of living in a Nazi concentration camp. Rina Quint, born in central Poland, was just four years old when World War Two broke out in 1939. She recalls the moment she entered the Bergen-Belsen camp in north-western Germany.

Scholar Explores Russian Writer Isaac Babel’s World

 

12.02.2010

The Russian-Jewish pacifist explored the “horror and beauty” of violence in his short stories and plays, says Stanford scholar Gregory Friedin.

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Reading Isaac Babel

08.07.2013

Andrei Malaev-Babel explains how his grandfather, Isaac Babel, wrote about the creative process. Malaev-Babel then shares his belief that creativity is the highest force in this world.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell…

This Day in Jewish History / Acclaimed Russian-Jewish writer Isaac Babel 
Haaretz
This Day in Jewish History / Acclaimed Russian-Jewish writer Isaac Babel sentenced to death in Moscow. The author of ‘Odessa Tales,’ often cited as one of the finest stylists of the 20th century, fell foul of Soviet authorities in the 1930s. By David B 
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