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Jewish FriendFinder Blogs: Anna The Writer Writes

I'm a published author, working on a novel (set in the UK with American characters, starting in 1880). I am practising writing humorous and reflective and informative blogs with some Jewish content, hoping to get a column in a newspaper. I used to write t


The Sex Museum, New York

Sun, 12 Oct 2008 06:16:58 -0800

This museum is steps away from the Jewish museum. It's on the underground station line. And you can get off here if you've bought the Gray line hop on hop off New York bus tour with recorded commentar

Jews And Sex

Sun, 12 Oct 2008 05:54:38 -0800

I just returned to the UK from the USA where I visited the Jewish museums in New York and Philadelphia and the sex museum in New York.Now I've got your attention, I'll do separate posts on those three

Guess Who's Jewish In Literature - Justine!

Mon, 01 Sep 2008 08:07:24 -0800

I just read in the TLS (Times Literary Supplement) on line an article about Lawrence Durrell. The author wrote the novel Justine, main character in that book and others in The Alexandrian Quartet a se

The Most Famous Jew In France?

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:53:23 -0800

Marcel Proust, of course. Founder of the modern novel. There's a trail you can follow around coastal north France reading plaques. The trail goes to a hotel which has his bust in the reception area. H

Jews in Greece, especially Thessalonika

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:44:52 -0800

Jews were half the population of Thessalonika, I discovered when I went to Greece's second city. At least they were on the eve of World War II. You can guess what happened. Now only a handful are left

Jewish Angels As Matchmakers

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 10:37:49 -0800

Somebody asked me if there were any Jewish angels. They thought that angels were more of a Catholic concept.Visual depiction of angels is more common in Catholic stained glass windows because of the t

How do you fireproof furniture?

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:57:52 -0800

Anybody into property rental? I just discovered that in the UK when renting out property all upholstered furniture must carry a label saying it meets fireproofing standards.Now I'm wondering about my

More Hidden Secret Jews - Latest - Was Keats The Poet A Jewish Mr Katz

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 10:50:54 -0800

Here's the latest. Keats supposedly died of consumption overseas. Now the church has discovered that his supposed body is four inches taller and matches the description of his friend's servant who had

What about those of us in the UK! Programmers - please think of us!

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 02:11:49 -0800

I am constantly having trouble with sites which want me to choose a US state for my location. This is a real nuisance. I'm currently typing this in the UK. I've also lived in the Far East. And a relat

Bacon in recipes - what can you do? Comment!

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 01:52:34 -0800

A health newsletter sent a post about using rosemary for health reasons but the recipe ingredients were mushrooms and bacon.I really think that with the increasing numbers of readers and viewers who a

Jews in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Kaifeng

Sat, 23 Feb 2008 06:57:23 -0800

BEIJINGI've recently visited Beijing and with the Olympics being held there later in 2008 many of you may be either visiting China or watching it on TV and reading about it.KAIFENGYou probably already

What do Jews do for Xmas?

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 16:23:24 -0800

What do Jews do for Christmas? This is a questions which Jews get asked. And national newspapers and TV programmes looking for a new angle on Christmas hunt out different ways of celebrating major hol

Any statisticians or statistics collectors?

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:04:22 -0800

Anybody want to take a few guesses?How many Jewish dating sites? I reckon four. Maybe five. Update - six in addition to this one. This one for me has the advantage of the blog.I think speed dating was

What proportion of the people on this site are Jewish?

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 23:39:13 -0800

Somebody with time on their hands could actually do a survey. Say, take a hundred profiles of men and a hundred profiles of women and come up with a percentage figure.It would also be interesting to k

Jews and South African History

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 23:29:46 -0800

Jews from Lithuania went to South Africa between 1880 and 1940. Many Jews became dentists and came to England.South African Jews were prominent in fighting for racial equality. MandelaIn South Africa

Switzerland and Chagall

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 04:59:28 -0800

Switzerland has several sites of interest to Jewish travellers and I recently saw some connected with painter Chagall in the capital Zurich.Two of the city's major attractions are the Chagall windows


Sat, 16 Jun 2007 10:58:14 -0800

Lemberg is in Ukraine. I gave a talk on it and was told we should not say The Ukraine. It's just Ukraine, like America or Australia.Kiev is Ukraine's capital. I used to muddle up Ukraine and Lithuania

Why Jews Would Enjoy Toastmasters International

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 10:43:56 -0800

Toastmasters International was started in the USA many years ago so that would-be speakers could gather together and pracise giving speeches and get contructive feedback from a supportive group.Americ

The Kennedy Assassination - Guess Who Was Jewish?

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:06:16 -0800

I'm in London and I've been to Dallas a couple of times. I actually visited Dallas at a travel convention. We went to the Texas schoolbook Depository, later opened as a museum. I was interviewed by th

Who Is On Which Site?

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 10:06:09 -0800

One man told me that the women on this site are looking for husbands, whilst he women on other sites run by the same management are looking for something more short-term.I commented that I was surpris