Monday, March 31, 2014

Profile: Marc Maron

Suggestions by S from Sweden, Monica from Chicago, Josh from Santa Cruz, and Joseph from Colorado.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Profile: Boris Rosing

Suggested by the Russian Olympic opening montage that claimed they invented television.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Profile: Pippi Longstocking

Suggestion by me, who couldn't stop thinking of that name while reading the book to a certain five-year-old.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Profile: Yael Arad

Israel has 7 medals: 3 in judo, 3 in sailing, and 1 in canoeing.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Profile: Barney Sedran

The other "Heavenly Twin", Marty Friedman, is also in the Hall of Fame, and also shorter than Murphy, 5'7".

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Profile: Alfred Rosenberg

Suggestions by Yaakov from Jerusalem, Evan from Allen, TX, Hiski from Espoo, Mark from Bellingham, WA, Lilly from NY, Eva from Germany, Jerry from Atlanta, and Jonas from Marburg.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Oh those meshuggenah... Jews?!

As seen at my local Wegman's.

(Sorry for the poor focus, was trying to quickly take a picture whilst entertaining a 3-year old and not creep out the store employees/patrons)

Profile: The Atom

Suggestion by Mickey from Maryland.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Profile: Chris Cornell

Not a Jew. Thanks again, Michael from Hartford. Chris claimed his mother was Jewish on the Howard Stern Show, but, as this website says, the mother is "English, French Canadian, and German". Ancestry doesn't show anything Jewish, either.

Suggestions by Michael from Tel Aviv, Adam from NY, Elizabeth from Poland, David from Canada, Mezo from Orlando, NZ from LA, Gary from LA, Hunter from Poland, Samuel from Pennsylvania, and Penny from NY.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Profile: Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Suggestions by Maciej from Katowice, Jonathan from Cleveland, and R from Poland.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Profile: Jacques Lipchitz

I recently browsed a book about Russian artists in America... Perhaps they should have renamed it Russian JEWISH artists in America, it would be as applicable.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Profile: Tom Lehrer

Suggestions by Danny from NJ, Johan from Santa Monica, Chris from Sunderland, MA, Nathaniel from Pittsburgh, Stan from Morgantown, WV, Mike from Mexico City, Jared from NJ, Robert from Texasand Matthew from London.

Monday, March 3, 2014