Jon Kalish


Is Sarah Silverman the Anti-Sandy Koufax?

By Jon Kalish

Is Sarah Silverman the Anti-Sandy Koufax?
Nearly 50 years after Lefty famously refused to pitch in the World Series on Yom Kippur, why did comedian Sarah Silverman happily do ‘Saturday Night Live’ on the Day of Atonement?Read More


Sailing To Understand Talmud and Torah

By Jon Kalish

Sailing To Understand Talmud and Torah
Understanding the Talmud can be a lifelong endeavor. One Modern Orthodox congregation is taking eager students out on a boat for lessons — with success.Read More


After 30 Years, First Klezmer Festival Founder Says 'Mission Accomplished'

By Jon Kalish

After 30 Years, First Klezmer Festival Founder Says 'Mission Accomplished'
KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges.Read More


Professor Irwin Corey, 'World's Foremost Authority,' Going Strong at 100

By Jon Kalish

Professor Irwin Corey, 'World's Foremost Authority,' Going Strong at 100
Irwin Corey once said that if a man lives to be 100, he has the right to recite a limerick about farting at his birthday party — even if it’s inside a synagogue. And that’s what he did.Read More



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