Posts Tagged ‘ slavery ’

See “The Merchant of Venice” Go Jewish and Black, in 1870s D.C.

July 28, 2016
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"The Merchant of Venice" Goes Jewish and Black, in 1870s D.C.

Thought you knew The Merchant of Venice? Veteran playwright/director Aaron Posner’s reconstruction (lolz) of Shakespeare’s notorious Jewish play might make you reconsider. District Merchants, Posner’s uneasy comedy, fast-forwards to Reconstruction-era D.C., exploring religious, racial, and gender conflicts still relevant to America today. The play unpacks the religious, racial, and gender…

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How Passover Inspired The Jewish Stop on the Underground Railroad

April 19, 2016
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How Passover Inspired The Jewish Stop on the Underground Railroad

“Once we were slaves in Egypt. Now we are free people.” These words from the…

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

April 1, 2016
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Uncle Tom's Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish: sounds crazy, no? But across 19th-century Russia and eastern Europe,…

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What To Do About the Jewish Slaveholders?

October 19, 2015
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What To Do About the Celebrated Jewish Slaveholder?

As Jews, we love to revel in the…

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The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
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At his prime in the 18th century, Aaron…

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A Jewish Cemetery for Confederate Soldiers

September 11, 2013
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There’s only one Jewish military cemetery outside of Israel–and it…

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When Descendants of Slaves Own Slaves

March 15, 2013
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Matthew Lopez found the inspiration for his award-winning…

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A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012
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Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket…

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Was Moses Black?

November 29, 2011
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The story of Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery is one…

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Piercing in the Bible

July 25, 2011
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If you want to get your nose pierced,…

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