Suggested by a commenter on this post.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Profile: Jew's Point
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Profile: Jose Pekerman
First mentioned on JONJ in... 2006!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Profile: James Lipton
Suggestions by Michael from Hartford and Eric from Philadelphia.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Profile: Henri Moissan
We've been on a Nobel laureates kick lately...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Profile: George Cohan
Suggestion by Glenn from Shleton, CT.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Profile: Georges Perec
Suggestion by Melker from Stockholm.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
There are no words....
Profile: Hillel Slovak
Suggestion by Josh from Arizona.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Profile: Albert Michelson
Suggestion by Matt from San Francisco.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Profile: Moe Roberts
Roberts' other NHL games came for the long-defunct New York Americans.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Profile: Eric Kandel
Suggestion by Mila from Alexandria.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Profile: Evno Azef
Suggested by blog commenter.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Profile: Richard Belzer
Suggested by my nightmare.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Profile: Harry Frazee
Seven(!) years ago, when Yakov first pitched me the idea for what would become JONJ, Frazee was his example for the goyim-who-some-people-think-are-Jewish that we would profile...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Profile: Bob Einstein
Suggestions by Wayne from Georgia and Don from Arizona.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Profile: Napoleon Einstein
Greatest faux Jewish athlete name... Napoleon Einstein or Hannukkah Wallace?
Friday, June 7, 2013
Profile: Alison Brie
Suggestion by Jonathan from California, Pablo from Venezuela, and James from Pittsburgh.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Profile: Maria Gorokhovskaya
So, until Michael Phelps showed up, the man with the most medals at one Olympics and the woman with the most medals at one Olympics were both Jewish...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Update: Here We Go Again...
Maybe they should be the Milwaukee Groundhogs?
Yes it's happening. Again. On Tuesday, Outside the Lines at ESPN reported that Major League Baseball is moving forward with information acquired from Biogenesis -- a "supplement" provider formerly based in Miami, Florida -- to prosecute a number of baseball players for use of performance enhancing drugs, including our old friend Mr. Braun, shown above.
In the case of the Mashing Mensch, MLB is reportedly seeking a 100-day suspension from his sport, essentially attempting to give him 2 punishments for the price of the 1 transgression (claiming he violated the policy twice by 1: using the drugs and 2: lying about it).
Whether this will bear any enhanced fruit has yet to be seen, and this is the kind of argument that could drag on for several seasons as the players fight the legitimacy of the evidence, then the appropriateness of the punishment, then the authority of the league...
So, yeah, it's gonna be awhile. And sadly, no matter what happens now, Braun will likely only be remembered as the Hebrew Hammer for all the judge's gavels he saw during his career.
Profile: Theodore Maiman
Suggestion by Yaakov from Jerusalem.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Profile: Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko
Their paternal grandmother was Jewish, for those wondering.
Suggestion by Dennis from Nuremberg.
Monday, June 3, 2013
RIP Frank Launteberg
Profile: Leon Hess
I don't remember how I ran into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but when I did, I just had to write about it...