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Speaking of Sports: 25 Of The Best Sportscasting Legends

| July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Len Canter On Friday June 1st, history was made when the New York Mets played the St. Louis Cardinals. As much of the Big Apple audience was on the edge of its collective seats as Mets pitcher Johan Santana took the mound in the ninth inning, the adrenaline was also coursing through the veins […]

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Rock and Roll is Here to Stay…Oy Vey!

| March 29, 2012 | 6 Comments

From This You Can Make a Living? Part II: The Jewish Invasion By Len Canter     Photography by Janet Macoska Part I of Chutzpah’s essay on the history of Jewish Rock and Roll found Jews cultivating the Black sound and then dominating the infant artform as songwriters, disk jockeys, cutting-edge producers and risk-taking record executives in […]

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Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay…Oy Vey!

| December 19, 2011 | 10 Comments

From this you can make a living? Part I – In The Beginning By Len Canter Music always seemed to be playing somewhere in our house. We all had our little niches carved out—my mom had an unbelievable collection of Broadway show tune LPs (for you younger readers, those were the vinyl discs that came […]

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Saturday Night At the Jewvies

| October 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

Our top 20 favorite Jewish films By Len Canter Reading “Saying Kaddish” in last issue of Chutzpah and the remembrance of Elizabeth Taylor by Monk Friedman, who happens to be a neighbor of mine, got me thinking back to her film career. Being a self-proclaimed movie trivia buff, having earned my stripes as a contestant […]

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| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yiddish began as a cultural, private language, but many of its most expressive words have been assimilated into English and are now used as readily as any bon mot of the King’s speech. Move over, Spanglish. By Len Canter What I know from Yiddish started with what I picked up eavesdropping when my grandmothers and […]

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| August 14, 2011 | 8 Comments

By the late ‘80s, Jews had almost disappeared from MLB…now suddenly the bases are loaded. By Len Canter Global warming being what it is, distinctions between the seasons are seeming to disappear, but there will always be the traditional signals that it’s time to shed the grey shades of winter and herald the Jewish rites […]

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Do you have Chutzpah?

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Show us your best shot reading the magazine in print or on your iPad—the more unusual the setting the better! We will post your photos online and feature the winners in a variety of “best of” categories: Best location Most funny Most creative Most unusual Most chutzpah Email your pix to By sending in […]

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| March 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Will Eisner (1917-2005). A legend in the industry and arguably the godfather of the modern comic book, Eisner created many familiar comic book characters including Blackhawk and Sheena, but his greatest contribution may have been the masked crime fighter, The Spirit. Eisner is regarded as the originator of the graphic novel; his seminal A Contract […]

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| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

BASKETBALL: THE JEWISH GAME…  A TO Z Do You Remember The Guys Who Gave Us Pick-And-Roll? By Len Canter The game of basketball was invented in 1891 by a minister, James Naismith, who believed that it would promote “muscular Christianity.” That game would be unrecognizable today with its peach baskets, players passing the ball but […]

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A Dozen Who Dared

| October 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

Jewish dudes (and dudettes) who have made their mark in rap, hip hop and reggae Once upon a time, not too long ago, oh, let’s say about the year 5730, reggae and its precursor ska were the sole province of Jamaicans, guys like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh who had lived the hardscrabble life in […]

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