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The Marshall Portnoy Show

Water has profound significance for the Jewish people. It’s one of the first words in the Bible, and it’s the subject of modern miracle-making in Israel. With the help of Lori Cooper, we’ll explore the ritual use of water in the “mikveh”, and Andrew Lavin of American Associates Ben Gurion University of the Negev will…
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The Marshall Portnoy Show

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Uganeh. Uganeh who? Uganeh ROTFL when you hear this show! Get ready to laugh, chuckle, guffaw and smile as this coming Tuesday at 10 AM the show presents Our Funny People. Yes, we are a funny people, with lots of funny people. Judaism, humor and wit go all the way back to the Bible! We’ll…
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The Marshall Portnoy Show

Why is it that Jewish composers and lyricists have had such prominent careers in popular music and show business? We answer that question by comparing traditional Jewish musical elements to Broadway and popular tunes, and we have lots of help! - - including Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, and Richard Rodgers. We also celebrate the birthday…
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The Cheesecake Recipe I promised you!

This cake is a lighter, home style version of the famous Lindy’s cheesecake. Lindy’s Broadway restaurant was a favorite hangout for entertainers, tourists and mobsters alike from the 1920’s until the late 1960’s. Milton Berle, the famous comedian, was a frequent patron, and one evening I actually saw him holding court at a large rectangular…