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Monthly Archives: May 2013

San Francisco’s Gay Jewish Hero

May 31, 2013
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milk

The late gay activist and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk seemed to have organizing in his blood. His grandfather, a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant, helped found the first synagogue in his Long Island town, and Milk himself would go on to make great strides for gay communities across the country. Milk first became…

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Nina Simone Sings Milk & Honey

May 30, 2013
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nina-simone2

Few songs capture the feeling of a people in exile like “Eretz Zavat Halav.” Taken…

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A Different Kind of Holocaust Music

May 29, 2013
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diff-trains1

As one of the founders of musical minimalism, the composer Steven Reich’s repertoire is full of…

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Rashi’s Daughters

May 28, 2013
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rashis-d

What kind of medieval woman ghostwrites for Rashi? His daughter, of…

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Pee-wee Herman’s Crazy Dad

May 27, 2013
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,ilton

Those antics had to come from somewhere. Hours…

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The Gospel According to Jesus’s Mom

May 24, 2013
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liars-gospel

The more familiar a story, the greater the…

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Shivah: The Video Game

May 23, 2013
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shiva1

If we had a shekel for every time we’ve paid…

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Jewniverse is seeking an intern!

May 22, 2013
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Jewniverse is a project of MyJewishLearning, Inc, an…

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Sleeping Through the Holocaust in Ukrainian Caves

May 22, 2013
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no-place-on-earth

When 5-year-old Sima Dodyk emerged from the cave where she…

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Israel’s Secret Army

May 21, 2013
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machal2

In 1948, on the eve of Israel’s independence, a…

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A Diary of the Nazi Years

May 20, 2013
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klemperer3

After a Gestapo raid on May 27, 1942, Victor…

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The Jewish Death Curse

May 17, 2013
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death-curse1

Amid Israeli politician Naftali Bennett’s recent assortment of…

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