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Boxer Manny Pacquiao 'Loves the Jews,' Has 'Mezuzah on Every Door'

Boxer Manny Pacquiao may be looking to get the Tribe behind him as he heads into his fight of the century against Floyd Mayweather.

How Do You Say 'Uppercut' in Yiddish?

Who says Jews don’t know how to fight? We’ve been quite adept at defending ourselves — and a new exhibit at YIVO delves into the colorful Yiddish lexicon that describes how it’s done.

Made in Philadelphia: The Marx Brothers’ first stage show, “I’ll Say She Is,” premiered in 1923 at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre.

Of Stephen Sondheim, the Marx Brothers and 12 Other Things About (Jewish) Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a history of pioneering Jews: the first movie theater in the world in Pittsburgh, and the Marx Brothers’ first show in Philadelphia are just two of them.

Benjamin Harshav, Literary Scholar and Translator, Dies at 86

Benjamin Harshav, a translator, poet and scholar of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, died April 23 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was 86.

Schooled in Arizona: Actress and entertainer Sandra Bernhard attended Saguaro High School in Scottsdale.

10 Things About (Jewish) Arizona

Barry Goldwater inherited his Jewish dad’s department store and Irving Berlin wrote ‘White Christmas in the Grand Canyon state. Here are 8 other things about Arizona.

Your Vote? Kinky Friedman unsuccessfully ran as an independent candidate for governor of Texas in 2006.

Of Neiman Marcus, Kinky Friedman and 12 Other Things About (Jewish) Texas

Did you know that Neiman and Marcus were Dallas retail pioneers — or that two Jews had ties to the JFK assassination story? Here are 11 other things about the Lone Star State.

Where We’re Going This Summer

Where is the Forward spending its summer vacation? We asked staff members to write about their plans — from Utah to a picturesque island off the coast of Brooklyn.

Americans Back President Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal by 2-1 Margin

Thirty-one percent of U.S. Republicans favor a new nuclear deal with Iran, creating a challenge for their party’s lawmakers who largely oppose the framework accord sealed between Tehran and world powers, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.

Veep From Wilmington: Joe Biden raised hackles by referring to ‘Shylocks.’

Of Joe Biden, the Heimlich Maneuver and 8 Other Facts About (Jewish) Delaware

Delaware has no kosher restaurants, but it is the home of Joe Biden and the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver. Here are eight other Jewish things to know about the First State.

Of Howard Cosell, Cecil De Mille and 10 Other Jewish Facts About North Carolina

Ever since a Jewish metallurgist set foot in North Carolina in 1585, the Tar Heel state has been home to a diverse community. And it’s got the annual Kosher Barbecue Competition.