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Jewish Trivia: The Barney Greengrass snafu

Jewish Trivia: The Barney Greengrass snafu

Mark D. Zimmerman , Special For The Jewish LightPublished June 7, 2022

A court-ordered redistricting in New York has resulted in two current Democratic members of Congress having to run against each other, as the newly-drawn district borders now encompass both of their residences. Jerry...

Jewish Trivia: Lag BOmer

Jewish Trivia: Lag B’Omer

MARK D. ZIMMERMAN, Special For The Jewish LightPublished May 16, 2022

Lag B’Omer will be celebrated this Thursday. The name of the holiday means “the 33rd day of the Omer,” a period that begins on the second day of Passover. Counting the Omer historically references the harvesting of the new barley crop to be brought...

Jewish Trivia: Madison Cawthorn

Jewish Trivia: Madison Cawthorn

Mark D. Zimmerman, Special For The Jewish LightPublished April 11, 2022

Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina is in the news for his recent comments that he witnessed leaders in his party using cocaine, and that he had been invited to orgies by older prominent Republicans....

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Jewish Trivia: Airbnb

MARK ZIMMERMAN, Special For The Jewish LightPublished March 7, 2022

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Airbnb users have booked rooms in Ukraine with a value of more than $2 million. This represents more than 60,000 nights of rental of Ukrainian houses, apartments and guest rooms....

The Supreme Court building at dusk.(Wikimedia Commons)

Jewish Trivia: The Supreme Court

MARK ZIMMERMAN, aPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished February 28, 2022

President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court. The...

Jewish Trivia: Montreal Bagels

Jewish Trivia: Montreal Bagels

Mark Zimmerman, Special For The Jewish LightPublished February 14, 2022

Canada has been dealing with a growing truckers’ protest over the last few weeks, which began in response to a vaccine mandate for drivers entering from the United States. The...

Jewish Trivia: Music at the Olympics

Jewish Trivia: Music at the Olympics

Mark Zimmerman, Special For The Jewish LightPublished February 7, 2022

Jason Brown is a Jewish figure skater who will be representing the United States at the Beijing Olympic Games. He has won numerous events in the past, including 9 medals at Grand Prix international events, the 2015 United States National Championship,...

Jewish Trivia: Jon Stewart

Jewish Trivia: Jon Stewart

MARK D. ZIMMERMAN, Special For The Jewish LightPublished January 24, 2022

It was just announced that Jon Stewart will be the recipient of the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award program will take place at the Kennedy Center on April 24, and will later be broadcast on television. Stewart...

Boris Johnson calls on lawmakers to support a “No Deal” Brexit, in London, Sept. 2, 2019. (Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Jewish Trivia: Boris Johnson

MARK D. ZIMMERMAN, Special For The Jewish LightPublished January 17, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in political trouble, as he once again was caught violating governmental COVID restrictions. Since the pandemic began, there have been numerous incidents where the Prime Minister and...

Jewish Trivia: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Jewish Trivia: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Mark D. Zimmerman, rrrjewishtrivia.comPublished January 3, 2022

The American division of the Israeli company Teva Pharmaceuticals was found liable in a lawsuit alleging responsibility for aspects of the opioid crisis in this country. “Teva Pharmaceuticals USA...misled the American people about...

Jewish Trivia: The Rockettes

Jewish Trivia: The Rockettes

Mark Zimmerman, Special For The Jewish LightPublished December 21, 2021

The number of COVID cases has increased dramatically across the country. Universities such...

Trivia Question: Supply Chain

Trivia Question: Supply Chain

Published December 6, 2021

Supply chain problems have led to shortages of many consumer products, including computer chips, breakfast cereal, running shoes, paint and more. What product has been in short supply recently which has affected the Jewish community? /**/

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