Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Origins and Meanings of Ashkenazic Last Names

Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th century, but the overwhelming majority of Jews lived in Eastern Europe and did not take last names until … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Goose?

Duck, Duck, Goose is a children’s game from years ago when the only thing you needed to play was the kids! But these grown men who love Ducks, are not liking the sound of all the calls being yelled at … Continue reading

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