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Max Sparber
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Attended University of Minnesota
Lives in Minneapolis, MN
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  • Douglas County Historical Society
    Research Specialist, 2013 - present
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
    Sentior Web Editor, 2009 - present
  • The Omaha Reader
    Editor, designer, columnist, 1996 - present
  • MinnPost
    Arts journalist, 2010 - present
  • City Pages
    Arts writer, 2000 - 2003
  • Minnesota Daily
    Arts editor, 2002 - 2003
  • Pulse of the Twin Cities
    Designer, writer, 2005 - 2006
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Minneapolis, MN - Los Angeles, California - Omaha, Nebraska - New Orleans, Louisiana - Bath, England
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Omaha-based historian, playwright, and arts critic.
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Omaha-based historian, playwright, and arts critic.
Education
  • University of Minnesota
    Theater, 1986 - 2003
  • Minnetonka High School
    1984 - 1986
  • Fern Hill Elementary
  • Maimonides High School
    1982 - 1984
  • Minnetonka Junior High
  • St. Louis Park Junior High
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The Jewish Bar: Manischewitz
It is time for us to tackle the complicated legacy that is Manischewitz brand kosher wine, because, honestly, I don't think it is possible to stock a Jewish bar without having the stuff on hand. For many American Jews, who furtively drank the inexpensive, C...
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Week 28: Facebook Yiddish
The stats: I have studied Yiddish for 196 days I have studied Yiddish flashcards for a total of 111 hours I have reviewed 2,662 individual flashcards After seven months of Yiddish, you find yourself making Yiddish jokes on Facebook. The context is as follow...
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The Jewish Bar: I. W. Harper Bourbon
There is a part of me that veers toward a sort of absurd conceptual purism. I managed the box office for a bar/nightclub in New Orleans for a while, and the conceit of the place was that it was a speakeasy. I was of the opinion that we should have private m...
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Week 27: The pile up
Have I ever explained the reason I started this blog? It's because when I started studying Yiddish on my own, I searched the web for other blogs about the experience of learning Yiddish, because I wanted to know what to expect. I figured there are people ou...
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The 100 Yiddish Words Everyone Should Know: Shtup
Yiddish has a reputation for being a dirty language, and maybe it's because a lot of people who knew some Yiddish, like my father, liked to swear in it. It's also a language that sounds like it should be dirty, as it is composed of the same sort of hard, Ge...
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Week 26: 1001 Yiddish Proverbs
The stats: I have studied Yiddish for 183 days I have studied Yiddish flashcards for a total of 101 hours I have reviewed 2,549 individual flashcards First, some milestones: As of yesterday, I have completed half a year's study, 182 days. Sometimes in the p...
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Jewish Summer Camp Movies: Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
I'm including the 1958 film "Marjorie Morningstar" in this collection of essays just to be a damn completest, because while the title character does attend a Jewish summer camp in the movie, it's all of about two minutes before she paddles across the river ...
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Jewish Summer Camp Movies: Meatballs (1979)
I know that the subject of Jewish camp movies is a little afield from the main theme of this blog. There certainly were summer camps where Yiddish was used, but not so much in the genre of summer camp movies. In fact, there isn't even much Jewish content to...
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The 100 Yiddish Words Everyone Should Know: Shtetl
If you've seen "Fiddler on the Roof," and who hasn't, you've seen a shtetl, which in English just means "little city." "Fiddler" features the impoverished town they call Anatevka, consisting of a Jewish section with some squalid houses, a merchant's section...
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Cooking the East European Way: Ukrainian Deviled Eggs
I've eaten a lot of deviled eggs in my day. I sometimes go party crazy, where I just want to live like there is always a 1970's-style party going on. I even imagine multiple variations of the theme: Fondu parties, where everybody is dressed in leisure suits...
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Yiddish Songs: Introduction
I've known since I started this blog that it would eventually have a musical component. Dress British Think Yiddish was conceived as an activist blog, in that it's goal was to encourage readers to likewise explore the world of Yiddish. One of the few great ...
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Alt-Yiddish: Yiddish as Underworld Cant, part 1
The shadow of antisemitism is so profound that it destroys any pleasure we might take in what otherwise might be delightful. For instance, there was, as far as anybody can tell, a sizable Jewish criminal class in Europe. How big or significant it was is uns...
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