Friday, May 31, 2013

Profile: Marty Feldman

Suggestion by Nels from Minnesota... Profile #1600!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Profile: Boris Berezovsky

Suggestions by Joel from London, Ainar from Riga, and Sasha from Russia.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Profile: Harald Bohr

Brother Niels was also a soccer player... just not as accomplished.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Profile: Mandy Patinkin

Hello! My name is Mandy Patinkin! You profiled my Jewishness! Prepare to die!

Suggestions by Susie from Chicago, Ronald from NJ, Scott from California, Lawrence from Brookings, OR, Seth from Massachusetts, and Paolo from Italy.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Update: Weiner runs for NYC Mayor

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner just can't be kept down, apparently. With the New York City Mayoral election this fall, the former Congressman has announced his intention to rise to the occasion and penetrate the Democratic primaries.

Despite his history, Anthony has many supporters in New York — especially amongst women who admit they're quite curious to see what he can do — although some men appear interested as well.

Of course, not everyone is so excited about the possibility of Anthony whipping out another campaign.  The former representative's last appearance was generally considered less than impressive—with a hard beginning that came to a disappointing, unsatisfying end.

That said, Weiner brings quite the sack of campaign funding with him, including at least two major nest eggs, so we will have to see once everything firms up. In the meantime however, the polls show a significant advantage for the other candidates including Representatives Johnson, Bone, and Vagina.

Profile: Justin Welby

Suggestions by Joel from London and Mayeli from Tehran.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jews in the News: Cochran wins Survivor

We're a little late on this one, but we really had no idea until reading Nate Bloom's always-informative column. Turns out last season's Survivor winner, the uber-nerdy John Cochran, is (half) Jewish. Hooray!

Profile: Donald Sobol

For those who complain about waiting for their requested profile to be published... Yakov himself requested Sobol, and it took a year!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Profile: Rene Goscinny

Suggestion by Viktor from Paris and Richard from Austria.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Jewish sitcom?

We previously lamented the lack of Jewish sitcoms on American television... Could we have one next year?

These are the Goldbergs: Murray, Beverly, Barry, Erica, Adam, and Pops. Yep... these are Jews, and they will be on ABC next fall. Watch out, goyishe neighbors!

We give this show 6 months tops.

Profile: Aaron Klug

Suggested by D from Lithuania.

Monday, May 13, 2013

RIP Dr. Joyce Brothers

Dr. Joyce Brothers passed away today. She was 85.

Profile: Harry Styles

Suggestions by Rachel from New York, Michael from Hartford, Emily from New York, Emily from DC, Aryeh from London, Rach from LA, Esther from Canada, Roni from Israel, Dani from Mexico City, and Alina from London.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Profile: Elon Musk

Suggestions by Michael from Hartford, Oren from Tel Aviv, Oren from California, Chris from Palo Alto, Josh from Arizona, Carl from Berkeley, Peter from Grenada, Art from Massachusetts, Tobyann from Culver City, CA, Alan from San Francisco, and Joseph from Halifax, CA.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Profile: David Freedman

No one suggested Freedman, but Louis from Brooklyn suggested his son, David Noel Freedman, who is a Presbytarian minister...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Profile: George Blake

I originally looked up Rudolf Abel, the best-known Russian spy, on Wikipedia, and they had him wrongly listed as Jewish. That's fixed now, but Blake is definitely as interesting...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Profile: Edouard de Rothschild

So the bronze medal was shared Mexico and the joined French/British team. Not sure how that works in the lifetime medal count...