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    Earliest known Jewish text in New World

    Nov 20, 2016 Go comment!
    This tiny book is on display for the first time at a fascinating new exhibition on the Jews who fled Europe after the Inquisition. It was penned by Spanish-born Jew, Luis de Carvajal the Younger. He fled Spain in the 1500s but the Inquisition followed him to the colonies. It was this memoir that led to his conviction - and that of another 120 Jews he was pressured to denounce - that led to their all being burned at the stake.
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    Brooklyn Jewish Deli has Muslim owners

    Nov 20, 2016 2 Comments
    This brisket on rye with pickle comes from ‘Davids Brisket House and Deli in Brooklyn, New York. "Nu, so, there are lots of Jewish Delis in New York?" seems to be most peoples' first thought about this. But this one is different - it serves the typical menu one would expect, but is owned by a Muslim family.
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    Butt mitzvah party for gay Jews

    Nov 20, 2016 4 Comments
    London’s gay Jews combined the bat/bar mitzvah rituals with a campy, all-inclusive gay dance party motzei Shabbos – and what a posh affair it was.
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