Category Archives: Mayer Samuel Weiss (Father)

First Five Houdini and Magic Blogcasts

By Tom Interval I had to redo the intro music on the first five blogcasts I produced. If you’re a magician or magic enthusiast—or even if you’re not—I think you’ll enjoy them. Please have a listen. While you’re there, please … Continue reading

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Blogcast #2: The Houdini Grave

By Tom Interval Blogcast #2: The Houdini Grave is now live on YouTube. I discuss my 1990 visit to Houdini’s gravesite in Machpelah Cemetery in Queens, New York.

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Blogcast #1: Harry Houdini’s Dad Fired for Not Speaking English?

By Tom Interval Last June I wrote an article on my Harry Houdini blog asserting that Houdini’s father, Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weiss, was not fired by his congregation simply because he couldn’t speak English. I’ve decided to make that blog … Continue reading

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Harry Houdini’s Father

By Tom Interval From the time he arrived in the United States in 1876 to his death in 1892, Rev. Dr. Mayer Samuel Weiss, Harry Houdini’s father, struggled to support his family. I talk about those arduous years on my Houdini blog. … Continue reading

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