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 By Abby Sher    Features    January 29, 2016

Why Sinatra's body was hidden in a Jewish funeral home

(Jewniverse via JTA)—Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday (on De. 12, 2015) has brought on a flurry of centennial celebrations, books, exhibits and Sultan of Swoon-inspired concerts. Jack Daniel’s even issued a Sinatra Century blend and Uber... Full story

 By Abby Sher    News    January 8, 2016

Berlin and Omaha's new synagogue-mosque-church

(Jewniverse via JTA)-A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a bar... Actually, this isn't a joke or a bar. It's an extraordinary new building called the House of One, which will combine a mosque, a... Full story

 By Abby Sher    Features    July 24, 2015

Bawdy and blonde, the outrageous Sophie Tucker

(Jewniverse via JTA)-Long before Lady Gaga was pulling down her knickers on London stages, there was a bawdy blonde breaking boundaries named Sophie Tucker. Tucker was born Sonya Kalish in 1887. Her... Full story

 By Abby Sher    Features    May 29, 2015

Why this weird-looking mushroom is called a 'Jew's Ear'

(Jewniverse via JTA)-What do Judas Iscariot and hot-and-sour soup have in common? A rubbery mushroom known as "Auricularia auricula-judae," or "Jew's ear." The term "Jew's ear" might make you feel... Full story


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