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Shalom y'all: The day that Corky’s went kosher

Shalom y'all: The day that Corky’s went kosher

MEMPHIS — The thick scent of a peppery rub wafted through the Margolin Hebrew Academy and Corky the Pig embroidered his chef’s hat with a K and became a cow.

Just before Purim, the famed Memphis barbecue joint Corky’s, with a hog for its mascot, koshered one of its smokers for a brisket fundraiser on behalf of the city’s Orthodox Jewish day school.

Organizers explained that the unusual marriage of brachot and BBQ was a product of a parlous economy, a small school in need of refurbishing with a limited fundraising base and the laid-back traditions of a “Shalom y’all” Southern Jewish way of living.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:21 )

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Warsaw's Jewish history museum is dedicated

Warsaw's Jewish history museum is dedicatedWARSAW — Krzysztof Sliwinski, a longtime Catholic activist in Jewish-Polish relations, gazed wide-eyed at the swooping interior of this city’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Nearly two decades in the making, the more than $100 million institution officially opens to the public this week amid a month of high-profile, state-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. “It’s incredible, incredible, incredible how things have changed,” Sliwinski tol...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:09 )

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Jackie Robinson, #42, fought black anti-Semitism

Jackie Robinson, #42, fought black anti-SemitismNEW YORK — Moviegoers who head this weekend to the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 for the opening of “42” will see the story of how Jackie Robinson displayed legendary courage, class and talent in the face of immense pressure and racial hatred as he broke down baseball’s color barrier. Less well known is Robinson’s role in a controversy that erupted just a few blocks away, at Harlem’s most famous theater, and underscored his commitment to fighting all bigotry, including prejudice emanat...
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A World Series warning — about Hitler

A World Series warning — about HitlerYOM HASHOAH 5773/2013 THE 1941 World Series is widely remembered as the first “Subway Series,” when two New York City teams vied for baseball’s championship. It was also the scene of one of the most famous plays in baseball history, when a rare dropped third strike changed the outcome of a game and, ultimately, the series. But that year’s World Series can also be remembered as the series that featured a player, a manager, and an owner who tried to warn the world about the danger of Ado...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:10 )

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Kids’ books: It’s rhyme time for matzah and the seder

Kids’ books: It’s rhyme time for matzah and the sederPASSOVER EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 13 BOSTON — Years ago, Nancy Steiner set out to make her family seder a bit more entertaining for her own young kids. She wrote a poem that became very popular among family and friends. On This Night: The Steps of the Seder in Rhyme, Steiner’s first published children’s book, is an updated version of that poem with large format, brightly colored illustrations by Wendy Edelson that will appeal to religiously observant families. Along with Lotsa Matzah, it...
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