Thursday, March 28, 2013

Profile: Peter Ing

Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for hockey Jews... but what can you do.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Profile: Heinrich Heine

Suggestions by Mila from Alexandria, VA, Norman from Bellerose, NY, Jono from the UK and Michael from Niefern, Germany.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Profile: Hoshitango Imachi

OK, so I watched a PBS show about crows the day before I wrote this profile. Sue me.

Suggestion by David from Hungary.

Monday, March 25, 2013

JONJ in Esquire

In an interview with Susie Essman:
ESQ: There's a Web site called Jew or Not Jew, which ranks your Jewishness. Your Jewish score is 13, which is tied with Lenny Bruce but still one less than Larry David. Are you as Jewish as Lenny Bruce?

SE: Yes, because Lenny Bruce and I both were very anti-religion. I always thought that that was what Lenny Bruce got in trouble for — not his language, but his discussing religion. That was the thing that really drove him crazy when they started censoring him. It wasn't the words.

Profile: Dorothy Levitt

Suggestion by Harry from New York.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Settling the Score, again: Seth Meyers

And... let's do this one again. Michael from Hartford did some research and turns out that yes, Meyers' paternal grandfather was Jewish. He was the son of Eastern European Jews, but married a goyishe woman. So Seth is a quarter...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Profile: Elijah

This scenario is a lot better than my original story about Elijah's compulsion to attend every single circumcision...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Profile: Brian Schatz

Suggestions by Jim from Tampa and John from New Hampshire.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Profile: Luis de Carabajal

So, in theory, the first Jew to set foot in what is now the United States...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Profile: Ethel Merman

Suggestions by Paul from Aventura, FL and Margaret from Brooklyn.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Profile: The Bluths

Suggestions by Esther from Canada, Justin from Texas, Rich from New Jersey, Guillermo from Honduras, and Penny from New York.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Profile: Beyonce Knowles

Suggestions by Jake from Florida and John from Chino Hills, CA.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Profile: Al Rosen

Suggestions by Paul from Aventura, FL, Gabriel from NYC, Anne from Brooklyn, and Dan from Illinois.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Profile: Sam "Porky" Levine

So, if no one is exactly sure if Porky played in the NHL, has there actually been a Jewish NHL goalie? Yes... we'll get to at least two at some point...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Profile: Jennifer Lawrence

Suggestions by KC from Montreal, Avi from Chicago, D from DC, Judy from San Francisco, Carl from Richmond, VA, Jonathan from LA, Chayyim from Jerusalem, and Robert from NY.