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Rabbi Weiss’s Farewell Sermon

By Tom Interval When Rev. Dr. Mayer Samuel Weiss arrived in the United States in 1876, doubt likely plagued his mind. At 47, he wasn’t a young man anymore, but he wanted to create a better life for his family … Continue reading

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Houdini’s Voice Recorded 100 Years Ago Today

By Tom Interval It was exactly 100 years ago today that Houdini recorded his voice on Edison wax cylinders. This particular version is one I put together a couple of years ago. It’s about 3½ minutes long and is different … Continue reading

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Did this man live at 278 W. 113th St. before Houdini?

By Tom Interval We know a few things about Harry Houdini’s New York City home at 278 W. 113th St. and even got a glimpse inside last year when the New York Daily News interviewed Fred Thomas, the current owner. … Continue reading

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Breaking News from Queens re Houdini Grave

They’re calling this “an unprecedented act of theft and vandalism.” The news broke this morning. Here’s a quick excerpt, but you can read the full story by clicking on the link below. Body of Harry Houdini Stolen From Queens Grave … Continue reading

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