A New Novel about American Jewish Life During the Shoah

June 23, 2016
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the houseguest

Kim Brooks’ debut novel The Houseguest (Counterpoint Press, 2016), offers a refreshing perspective on an often overlooked facet of Holocaust: that of the American Jew. The story begins with the arson of a synagogue in Upper Manhattan during the spring of 1941, a (fictional) tragedy that highlights—and provokes—the struggles of…

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The Radical Israeli Activists Who Golda Meir Famously Called “Not Nice”

June 22, 2016
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The Radical Israeli Activists Who Golda Meir Famously Called "Not Nice"

The Black Lives Matters movement has rich precedents not just in the American Black Panthers…

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Watch This Tearjerker Commencement Address by a Jewish Legal Superstar

June 21, 2016
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Each year, commencement speakers have the challenge of blending the inspirational with the wry, the…

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Jerry Lewis’s Tacky Holocaust Movie Has Mysteriously Surfaced Yet Again

June 21, 2016
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Jerry Lewis's Tacky Holocaust Movie Has Mysteriously Surfaced Yet Again

Fans of filmic curios and tacky Holocaust art…

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Nazi Nukes in Them There Hills?

June 17, 2016
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Nazi Nukes in Them There Hills?

The search for long-lost Nazi plunder is a…

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The Ancient Hebrew Version of the Hippocratic Oath

June 16, 2016
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The Ancient Hebrew Version of the Hippocratic Oath

Filled with ideas like exercise, healthy eating, and…

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The German Teens Who Sang and Danced Their Nazi Resistance

June 14, 2016
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edelweiss

In a time of rising authoritarianism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism,…

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“Hamilton” Fans Have This Jewish Biographer To Thank

June 13, 2016
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"Hamilton" Fans Have This Jewish Biographer To Thank

Before getting jealous that you have to wait…

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Animated Art to Complete the Countdown to Shavuot

June 9, 2016
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omer

Friday night, June 10th marks the final day…

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How Online (((Jews))) are Standing Up to Bigotry With Parentheses

June 8, 2016
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How Online (((Jews))) are Standing Up to Bigotry With Parentheses

Perhaps you’ve noticed something strange sprout up on…

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How Game of Thrones Author George R. R. Martin Imagined a Future Jerusalem

June 7, 2016
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How Lord of the Rings Author George R. R. Martin Imagined a Future Jerusalem

Imagine Israel has been split into two states,…

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They Made A Paper Doll Outta Grandpa Bernie

June 7, 2016
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Things are not looking good for Bernie Sanders…

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