Suggestion by Nels from Minnesota... Profile #1600!
Friday, May 31, 2013
Profile: Marty Feldman
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Profile: Sylvan Goldman
Closing in on #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
Profile: Abraham Myers
Suggestion by Shelley from New Jersey.
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!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Profile: Mambo Sallie
Monday, May 20, 2013
Profile: Eyal Berkovic
Suggestion by Bruce from Cambridge, IL.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Profile: Barry Sonnenfeld
Suggestion by Carlo from Germany.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Profile: Rene Goscinny
Suggestion by Viktor from Paris and Richard from Austria.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Profile: Samuel Byck
Suggestion by Mitch from Lancaster, PA.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A Jewish sitcom?
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.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
An actual conversation we had yesterday
Profile: Sinan Reis
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
Profile: Dear Abby
Suggestion by Daniel from North Carolina.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Profile: Jerome Horwitz
Suggestion by Danny from Brooklyn.
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...
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Profile: Jacques Derrida
Our first Algerian Jew?
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...