Friday, June 29, 2012

Profile: Francois Hollande

Suggestions by Samuel from San Francisco and Klaus from Germany.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Profile: Orly Taitz

Another excellent (but scary) suggestion by Slava from Baltimore.

Update: RIP Nora Ephron

Writer/director Nora Ephron passed away yesterday. She was 71.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Profile: Chaim Potok

Yakov says that our reading list wasn't all bad, since we got to read "Stranger in a Strange Land"... So... there is that.

Suggestions by Miriam from Burbank and Thomas from Texas.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Profile: Shari Lewis

The other option would have been to profile Lamb Chop, giving us that elusive Jewish sheep... Oh well.

Suggestion by Esther from Canada.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Profile: Alfred Hajos

Hajos also wanted to swim in a third race, the 500 m, but it was so cold, he decided not to. The winner? Austria's Paul Neumann, Jew.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Profile: Marlee Matlin

Suggestions by Gerald from Toronto, Robert from Annapolis, and Shirley from Atlanta.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Profile: Gaspar da Gama

Not much is known about Gaspar's back story: his birthplace has been listed as either Poland... or Egypt.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Profile: Hugh Hefner

Suggestions by Todd from Detroit, Max from California, Dan from Philadelphia, Larry from Montreal, Bill from Virginia, and Jason from California.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Profile: Lena Dunham

So, Dunham said that two of the four main characters are Jewish. Shoshanna clearly is, Marnie clearly is not. Jessa and Shoshanna are cousins, so Jessa could be part Jewish. But Hannah herself is the obvious choice.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Profile: Elie Wiesel

Suggestions by Beatrice from Montreal, Vivant from Nice, Alexis from California, and Ben from Gilbert, AZ.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Profile: Jeff Halpern

Suggestions by Penny from New York, Mike from DC, Blair form New Jersey, Michael from Maryland, and Ben from Maryland.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Profile: Ellen Michaels

Here's the album cover:

Thanks to Mark from New York for alerting us!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Profile: Shylock

Suggestions by Liza from Woodside, NY, and Tony from London. Also, a lot of suggestions to profile Al Pacino BECAUSE he played Shylock.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Profile: Mikhail Tal

Boris Gelfand, Jew, recently lost in the title match for the World Chess Championship in a tiebreaker... denying him a profile. So here's Tal instead.

Suggestion by Eyal from Israel.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Profile: Brian George

"Jerry Seinfeld is a bad man. A very, very bad man."

Suggestions by Shelley from Basking Ridge, NJ and Will from Virginia.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Profile: Rachel Ticotin

Rachel was married to David Caruso in the 80s...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Profile: Flavius Josephus

Here's a good Josephus simulator.

Thanks to Norman from Toronto for the terrific suggestion!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Profile: Matthew Weiner

Yakov is gonna get into profile numerology soon enough, so how about this:

  • Don Draper, profile #441
  • Jon Hamm, profile #641
  • Matthew Weiner, profile #1341


  • Sunday, June 3, 2012

    Settling the Score: Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus... Profile #6! At the time we wrote Not a Jew, but gave him a 1 I point, just in case. Well, there is now a conclusion that he was Jewish!
    Recently, a number of Spanish scholars, such as Jose Erugo, Celso Garcia de la Riega, Otero Sanchez and Nicholas Dias Perez, have concluded that Columbus was a Marrano, whose survival depended upon the suppression of all evidence of his Jewish background in face of the brutal, systematic ethnic cleansing.[1]
    So what does one make of this report that claims Columbus is the son of a Polish king???

    Friday, June 1, 2012