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Home Again in Israel. At Least on Record.
My grandfather may have recorded
more than 200 novelty songs, such as “Everybody Wants My Fanny” and “Shaving
Cream,” but Benny Bell was even more devoted to his faith, and a song he wrote
about the State of Israel will always be one of his most memorable. ...
My grandfather may have recorded more than 200 novelty songs, such as “Everybody Wants My Fanny” and “Shaving Cream,” but Benny Bell was even more devoted to his faith, and a song he wrote about the State of Israel will alway...
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A Slice of Life
Native Americans, African Americans, Asians and many other lovers
of Jewish rye bread are saying a fond farewell
to Judy Protas, who passed away last week in New York at the age of 91.
Ms. Protas was the advertising copywriter who came up with the
celeb...
Native Americans, African Americans, Asians and many other lovers of Jewish rye bread are saying a fond farewell to Judy Protas, who passed away last week in New York at the age of 91. Ms. Protas was the advertising copywrite...
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Cool Holiday
Tonight is Christmas Eve. Chanukah was a month ago. What's wrong with this picture. Chanukah! The Festival of lights. The day of a thousand miracles. The holiday of a million spellings. The celebration that got more important over the generations because of...
Tonight is Christmas Eve. Chanukah was a month ago. What's wrong with this picture. Chanukah! The Festival of lights. The day of a thousand miracles. The holiday of a million spellings. The celebration that got more important...
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It's a Jolly Challah Day with Mary
When I saw "Mary Poppins" for the first time, when I was seven, I got very excited at the end, when Mr. Banks brings the kite that he mended into the house to show to Jane and Michael, because the tape that he used to mend it seemed to be in the shape of th...
When I saw "Mary Poppins" for the first time, when I was seven, I got very excited at the end, when Mr. Banks brings the kite that he mended into the house to show to Jane and Michael, because the tape that he used to mend it...
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He may have recorded more than 200 songs on dozens of albums, singles and 78-rpm records, but my grandfather’s career owes much of its longevity to one recording, “Shaving Cream,” which became nationally known in the last month of 1973 after being played re...
He may have recorded more than 200 songs on dozens of albums, singles and 78-rpm records, but my grandfather’s career owes much of its longevity to one recording, “Shaving Cream,” which became nationally known in the last mon...
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Happy Anniversary, "Shaving Cream" Resurrection
He may have recorded more than 200 songs on dozens of albums, singles and 78-rpm records, but my grandfather’s career owes much of its longevity to one recording, “Shaving Cream,” which became nationally known in the last month of 1973 after being played re...
He may have recorded more than 200 songs on dozens of albums, singles and 78-rpm records, but my grandfather’s career owes much of its longevity to one recording, “Shaving Cream,” which became nationally known in the last mon...
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In the Hot Tub
I’m a journalist. I do research. I like it when people read
what I write. That’s the validation that what I do means something—and that I
do it well. But sometimes I have to research things, for one story or another,
that I don’t want my wife or children to...
I’m a journalist. I do research. I like it when people read what I write. That’s the validation that what I do means something—and that I do it well. But sometimes I have to research things, for one story or another, that I d...
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A Smidge of a Smudge
Here's a smidge of a blog. Or should I say a smudge: As a leftie I often had terrible experiences in school simply because my left arm would smear and distort letters and words as I wrote my class assignments from left to right. Teachers would be annoyed an...
Here's a smidge of a blog. Or should I say a smudge: As a leftie I often had terrible experiences in school simply because my left arm would smear and distort letters and words as I wrote my class assignments from left to rig...
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New "Hey, You Never Know" blog post. 
A very interesting one coming soon. About a Warhol movie. 
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Let's go fly a kite.........
When I saw "Mary Poppins" for the first time, when I was seven, I got very excited at the end, when Mr. Banks brings the kite that he mended into the house to show to Jane and Michael, because the tape that he used to mend it...
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Happy Anniversary, "Shaving Cream" Resurrection
He may have recorded more than 200 songs on dozens of albums, singles and 78-rpm records, but my grandfather’s career owes much of its longevity to one recording, “Shaving Cream,” which became nationally known in the last month of 1973 after being played re...
He may have recorded more than 200 songs on dozens of albums, singles and 78-rpm records, but my grandfather’s career owes much of its longevity to one recording, “Shaving Cream,” which became nationally known in the last mon...
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Happy Anniversary, "Shaving Cream" Resurrection
He may have recorded more than 200 songs on dozens of albums, singles and 78-rpm records, but my grandfather’s career owes much of its longevity to one recording, “Shaving Cream,” which became nationally known in the last month of 1973 after being played re...
He may have recorded more than 200 songs on dozens of albums, singles and 78-rpm records, but my grandfather’s career owes much of its longevity to one recording, “Shaving Cream,” which became nationally known in the last mon...
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