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  • Mar, Alex (nymag.com, 2016-07)
    Biographical article highlighting a new biography and Met exhibit show on how Diane Arbus "sacrificed her marriage, her friendships, and eventually her life for her career as an artist living on the edge." Click on the ...
  • Goldman, Emma (Harper's Magazine, 1934)
    In this autobiographical essay, written at the age of 65, Emma Goldman reflects on her life and political commitments. Most notably, she considers her commitment to the Anarchist Movement. This item was retrieved from The ...
  • Greif, Mark (The New York Times, 2018-12-05)
    A critical essay/review of the second volume of Zachary Leader's The Life of Saul Bellow (entitled "Love and Strife, 1965-2005"). Click on the link above to access.
  • Kohan, Jenji (You Tube, 2008-07-29)
    A brief discussion with Jenji Kohan about how she developed the idea behind he TV series "Weeds." Click on the link to watch the video.
  • Weegee, Arthur Fellig; The J. Paul Getty Museum (The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003)
    This entry in the web site for the The J. Paul Getty Museum contains a short biographical note and 8 pages of photographs by Weegee. Click on the link above to access the web entry for this Jewish American photographer.
  • Gurewitsch, Matthew (smithsonianmag.com, 2009-06)
    "When PM began publishing, in the summer of 1940, the mercury was soaring, and the editors wanted to know how Joe Average was coping. Weegee went out and shot individuals sleeping on fire escapes, kids cooling off in the ...
  • Bernstein, Leonard; Sondheim, Stephen (YouTube, 2008)
    From the 1961 film version of West Side Story (music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim), the song "America" sung by Rita Moreno. Click on the link above to access.
  • Chomsky, Noam (You Tube, 2013-09-06)
    A You Tube recording of a lecture delivered by Noam Chomsky at the 2013 Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, held at the University of Michigan. Click on the first link above to view the You Tube.
  • Chabad.org (2019-01)
    This Web Page discusses the history and significance of the holiday of Purim. how Purim is observed among Orthodox Jews, Purim customs, etc. Click on the link to see the Web Page.
  • Chabad.org (Chabad.org, 2019)
    This article describes the meaning and observance of Rosh Hashana from an Orthodox perspective. The article notes that Rosh Hashana means "Head of the Year": "Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh ...
  • Chabad.org (Chabad.org, 2019)
    This Web Page discusses the meaning of the holiday of Shavuot, the commemoration of when the Jewish people received the Torah ton Mount Sinai, and how it is celebrated. It also explains why it is traditional to eat dairy ...
  • Butler, Isaac (Slate Magazine, 2019-10-21)
    An interview with Steven Skybell, who played Tevye in the revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Yiddish, directed by Joel Gray. Skybell and Isaac Butler discuss the differences between the original production of "Fiddler" ...
  • Bogdanovitch, Peter (The New York Times, 1999-07-04)
    An essay on Stanley Kubrick, the acclaimed director, by the director and writer Peter Bogdanovitch. The essay was written soon after Kubrick's death. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Cohen, Joshua; Fassler, Joe (The Atlantic, 2015-06-16)
    "Joshua Cohen, the author of Book of Numbers, discusses Dostoyevsky’s The Double, in which the author becomes a presence in the novella." Click on the link above to access.
  • Cohen, Leonard (YouTube, 2006-08-29)
    Based on the prayer “U’Netaneh Tokef,” recited at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Leonard Cohen created the poem and song "Who By Fire." In this performance he is accompanied by the great saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Click ...
  • Ozick, Cynthia (The New Yorker, 1997-09-28)
    In a provocative article in the New Yorker Magazine, Cynthia Ozick differentiates between the public version of Anne Frank and the actual Anne Frank who hid with her family from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam. Ozick ...
  • Lambert, Josh (Jewish Currents, 2020-05-25)
    A discussion of contemporary Jewish novelists by the Academic Director of the Yiddish Book Center. "the prizes given out in the world of Jewish letters rarely make much of a ripple beyond the adjacent professional circles. ...
  • Krugman, Paul (The New York Review of Booka, 2007-02-15)
    In this essay Paul Krugman argues that Milton Friedman, who like Krugman won a Nobel Prize in Economics, "was wrong on some issues, and sometimes seemed less than honest with his readers..." but was nevertheless "a great ...
  • Blaff, Ari (Tablet, 2019-05-06)
    This article discusses the 2018 Survey of Jews in Canada (in this collection), and notes that this survey was ignored in the United States. The author notes that, while American Jews have tended to view themselves as the ...
  • Blakemore, Erin (National Geographic, 2020-09-25)
    In this article Erin Blakemore considers the history, meaning and observance of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Marking the end of the High Holy Days, Yom Kippur is not only marked by various self-deprivations, ...

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