Suggestions by Robbie from New York and John from Australia.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
So, yes, today our website turns six years old. And yes, we actually forgot our fifth birthday last year (never again!). And yes, Giamatti has been in our queue for at least five years. He's been our internal joke for the last four. I'll guess we'll give to find a new one...
Also suggested by Miriam from Burbank, Jairo from Brazil, Caleb from California, Conrad from Perth, and David from Chicago.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Don't believe it? Here's Elizabeth II to Duchess Charlotte (#45). Here's Charlotte all the way up to Madragana. And here's Madragana, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, possible great-great-great-grandfather, Jew.
Thanks for Michael from Hartford for alerting us.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
This profile, and actually several others both upcoming and since past, came from this very interesting tome. I read the book because I'm a James fan and I find such things interesting, but it turned out to be a fantastic source for all things Jew-y.
Anyway, in case you're concerned, James actually believes Neulander is innocent. Or, at the very least, that the evidence against the Rabbi is both slim and circumstantial (both the motive and the one witness are flimsy as all get out)—and therefore hard to justify giving someone a life sentence over.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
We're probably not doing Milk justice, but he's been in our queue for the longest time. Suggestions by Rob from Seattle, Mats from Norway, Bruce from Cambdirge, IL, Kevin from Michigan, Jenny from San Francisco, and Esther from Canada.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Yesterday, we published the Jared Gillman profile. The youngster starred in Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom"; we enjoyed the movie and his performance, and thought he would make a good profile.
Today, we received three emails:
Please remove Jared Gilman from your site immediately. He is a minor, and legal action will be taken if you do not comply.
Jared Gilman is a minor. Please remove his information from your site. If you do not remove it immediately, there will be legal action taken.
Is there any way to remove this from your website? Jared's family does not appreciate having their son's religion exploited online. Please let me know if you would consider removing Jared. He is only a child and we are all worried about this type of material. Thank you.
Now, we're not ones to give in to Internet bullies, but since that last email did ask nicely, we removed the profile. It's not like his potential Jewishness is hard to verify...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Thanks to reader Matt and his Jewocity blog, who mentions us in today's article!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
And why should you? Well, the creator emailed us, and, supposedly, our little website is mentioned in the play. We're beyond flattered!
By popular demand, Olympic Week has been extended! A lot of people were asking about Sean Rosenthal. The quick answer is "Not a Jew", the slow answer is "maybe quarter Jewish... maybe". Thanks to Michael from Hartford for his always-helpful research.
Suggestions by Jordan from Silver Spring, MD, Barbara from Los Angeles, Stacie from Corona, CA, Phil from New Jersey, Jason from Charlotte, Wayne from San Diego, and John from Walnut Creek, CA.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Soni is the US swimmer who today broke her own world record in the 200 meter breaststroke. She has five medals total.
Confirmed... Jewish paternal grandparents. Auschwitz survivors...