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Alan Lomax and the Search for the Origins of Music
Ethnomusicology was initially the creation of a small number of men and women, mostly European and North American, who were ...
Teaching High School Students to Demonize Israel
Shortly after Rosh Hashanah of 2011, Shiri Pagliuso, a Jewish ninth grader at the Newton South high school, came home with an ...
The incidents now pass without much notice, a steady, familiar drumbeat of violence and hate targeting visibly Jewish people ...
Requiem for a Yeshiva Basketball Player
There was a time when Benny Baron was the best basketball player around. He had terrific body control and a lightning-quick ...
‘Prairie Fire’ Memories
I could wallow in nostalgia about my days with the Weather Underground in the early 1970s: at Coney Island with Bernardine ...
Lessons for Living From the Burial Society
I met Holly Blue Hawkins at the Limmud Festival in England last year. She led a session called “What 20 years in a chevra ...
Our Jewish guest this week is Liz Feldman, writer and creator of Dead to Me, the new Netflix series starring Christina ...
Robert Oppenheimer’s Jewishness
Robert Oppenheimer, the creator of the atomic bomb, was the ultimate storyteller, someone who created different personas to ...
A New Kibbutz Vacation
In Israel’s early years—even earlier, in fact, during the decades leading up to independence—the kibbutz played an integral ...
Challah Is Not the Only Bread
Ethiopia’s official Jewish community dates to 500 CE. At one time, almost a million Jews lived in over 500 villages in ...
Innovations in the U.S.-Israel Security Alliance
In April an Israeli airstrike struck an Iranian base in Syria on the road to the ancient city of Palmyra. The target, ...
Neither Less Than X nor More Than Y
Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world. One of the things about the ...