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Jewish Stand-up Comedians Throughout the Eras

Julian Gerber January 9, 2016 For my major paper, I have been researching Jewish stand-up comedians throughout the years. Comedy has always been part of the Jewish culture. Even in the Torah, the name of Isaac, Abraham’s son, means “he laughs” because, according to the Torah, Abraham laughed when he learned he and his wife were going to have a …

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Klezmer: A Story of a People, Their Music, and Perseverance

Safia Singer-Pomerantz April 30, 2016 Music is one of the most important things in my life. Through it I express my feelings, carry a soundtrack for my days, and understand stories being told. The distinctive wailing of a clarinet or the notes of a violin as it sings, are particular sounds that have come to symbolize much more than just …

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Kreplach

Simon G. May 14, 2016 In the canon of Jewish humor, the “kreplach joke” stands out as a classic. A mother is worried because her young son has a panic attack whenever he is presented with the Jewish version of dumplings known as kreplach. She consults a psychiatrist who advises that she desensitize her son by having him make kreplach …

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Raven’s Guide to Growing Up as a Humanistic Jew

Raven Kaplan-Karlick May 21, 2016 In this paper, I’m going to explore how I define myself as a Humanistic Jew, and how being raised and living my life as a Humanistic Jew has presented me with challenges, opportunities, and rewards. In my elementary school in Brooklyn, I was the only Jewish kid in my grade. I felt like an outsider. …

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The Meaning of Life

Camila Grunberg June 25, 2016 The meaning of life, where do I begin? As I picked this topic, I decided to start my research by asking my family and friends what their opinions were. But first, I asked Siri: “what is the meaning of life?” Her response was, “I don’t know. But I think there is an app for that.” …

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Barbara Walters

Yoela Koplow May 23, 2009 The dictionary defines a role model as somebody we want to look up to and who is often an example to emulate. A hero is defined as somebody who is admired and looked up to for outstanding qualities or achievements. I think the difference between a hero and role model is that a role model …

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John Lennon

Sophie Silverstein May 9, 2009 Just what is the difference between role models and heroes? Heroes do something you admire, but you do not necessarily want to emulate them — a role model is someone you look up to and want to be like. John Lennon was a role model in the 1960s for both his music and politics during …

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Art Spiegelman

Sam Lewis June 9, 2007 I chose Art Spiegelman for my hero and role model paper. He is a graphic artist specializing in comics, who is best known for the graphic novel Maus, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Graphic novels use the comic form to tell a story. Art Spiegelman is a child of Holocaust survivors. Maus was the …

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Barbra Streisand

Sabrina Frank June 16, 2007 A hero is someone who has done something outstanding. A hero may have saved a life, found a cure for a fatal disease, donated to charity with time or money. A hero could be someone who has helped you to get a passing grade even, or who has taught you how to play a sport …

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Whoopi Goldberg

Kyra Zimmerman November 18, 2006 What is a hero? He or she is a person who has done something that you admire and think is extraordinary but don’t necessarily want to do yourself. They have accomplished something great and have “gone the extra mile” to achieve it. Often, the person has to take a risk and have courage along the …

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