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  • Up Close: February 10, 2014

    by TJC Staff
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    This week’s episode of Up Close is devoted to unusual occupations.

    Israelis are playing American-style football, and the commissioner of the Israel Football League, Betzalel Friedman, stops by to explain.

    We also hear from Sarah Lawrence College Prof. Glenn Dynner, author of “Yankel’s Tavern” and Senior NEH Scholar at the Center for Jewish History, about why at least 85% of tavern keepers in 19th century Poland were Jewish.

    And finally, did you know that George Washington established the first American spy ring? Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, author of “George Washington’s Secret Six,” describes how Washington and his spies laid the groundwork for the CIA and helped America win the Revolution.

    Listen to the complete audio of this episode at the top of this post, or subscribe to our weekly audio podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/tjcupclose or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tjcs-up-close/id807702211. Watch highlights from the episode in the video below!

    February 7, 2014 | Read more Newsdesk posts. 1 Comment »

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    1. [...] the early modern era was to very likely be associated with the liquor trade. As Dynner noted in an interview, until 100 years ago around three-quarters of the world’s Jews lived in Poland and Lithuania, and [...]

      Pingback by MabatUSA – For Centuries, Jews Ruled Poland’s Liquor Trade. Why Was That Legacy Forgotten?/by Steven Weiss — March 11, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

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