Suggestions by Samuel from San Francisco and Klaus from Germany.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Profile: Francois Hollande
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Profile: Eli Avivi
Akhzivland website, for those interested in visiting...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Profile: Orly Taitz
Another excellent (but scary) suggestion by Slava from Baltimore.
Update: RIP Nora Ephron
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
Profile: Bronson Pinchot
TGIF was just the worst...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Profile: Ellen Michaels
Here's the album cover:
Monday, June 11, 2012
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:
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Settling the Score: Christopher Columbus
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.So what does one make of this report that claims Columbus is the son of a Polish king???
Friday, June 1, 2012
Profile: Nora Ephron
Ephron, of course, was married to Carl Bernstein.