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  • Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (, 2020)
    "The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals offers a vision of Orthodox Judaism that is intellectually sound, spiritually compelling, and emotionally satisfying. Based on an unwavering commitment to the Torah tradition and ...
  • Vorspan, Al (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, 2015-01-23)
    From the introduction: "The movie Selma moved me very deeply, and I was impressed with the superb acting (especially MLK) and brilliant writing. But I was also troubled that this movie (so clearly on the side of the angels) ...
  • Jewish Federations of North America (2020)
    Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is a network of philanthropic Jewish Federations which supports the social welfare, educational and social services needs of the Jewish community. They also respond to the needs ...
  • Heschel, Susannah (The Shalom Center, 2001-09-08)
    A "powerful study by Susannah Heschel of the theological threads of connection between her father and Dr. Martin Luther King" At the time she wrote this article Susannah Heschel was Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish ...
  • Frum, David (2020)
    The home page of David Frum. Currently a senior editor at the Atlantic Magazine, Frum has served as an assistant and speech writer for President George W. Bush, and as an advisor to Rudolph Giuliani's presidential campaigns. ...
  • Jackson, Lindsey; Wertheimer, Jack (New Books Network, 2019-10-29)
    An audio interview with Jack Wertheimer, author of "The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice their Religion Today" (Princeton UP, 2018). "Wertheimer argues that American Jews are indeed engaging with Judaism, albeit ...
  • CHW 
    Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (2020)
    The home page for CHW (Canadian Hadassah-WIZO). Its mission is to support "programs and services for Children, Healthcare and Women in Israel and Canada." Click on the link to visit CHW's home page.
  • Hadassah (2020)
    Hadassah was founded over 100 years ago, predating when women were able to vote in the United States as well as the founding of Israel. Its primary commitment is to "women’s health and well-being, to Israel, and to Jewish ...
  • Hillel (2020)
    The homepage for the student organization, Hillel. Hillel has chapters in over 550 colleges and universities in North America and around the world. Its purpose is to foster Jewish community on college campuses and to ...
  • Levine, David (Hudson Valley, 2019-05-29)
    A brief history and anecdotes about an important part of North American Jewish life in the twentieth century. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Evers, Stuart (The Guardian, 2008-07-22)
    A short biographical polemic arguing for the continuing importance of Bernard Malamud, whose work earned him both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Goldscheider, Calvin (contexts, 2003)
    "High rates of intermarriage have become an obsession with Jewish community leaders. They fear the disappearance of Jews in America. But demography is not destiny. The case of the Jews shows one way ethnic communities ...
  • Bryn, Robert; Lenton, Rhona (The Conversation, 2019-03-19)
    The authors discuss the characteristics of the Jewish community in Canada. They note that a shit has been taking place in the way Canadian Jews identify with their Judaism. Canadian Jews, they argue, have been moving "from ...
  • Milken Archive (Miken Archive, 2020)
    The "Milken Archive was founded in 1990 to document, preserve, and disseminate the vast body of music that pertains to the American Jewish experience. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, the Milken Archive has become the ...
  • Benny, Jack (CBS, 1960-12-04)
    An entire television episode of the Jack Benny Program, downloaded from the Internet Archive. It was first aired on December 4, 1960. It was added to the Internet Archive in 2008. Click on the icon to watch the program.
  • Teachout, Terry (Commenatry Magazine, 2017-10)
    This article in Commentary Magazine discusses the uniqueness and"quintessentially Jewish" nature of Jack Benny's comedy. "The Jack Benny Program" initially began as a radio show in 1932 that continued until 1950, when it ...
  • Admin (Jewish Currents, 2018-01-19)
    A brief biographical article on George Burns that includes the entire pilot for The George Burns and Gracie Allan Show. Click on the link above to access.
  • Johnson, Carla (Journal of Popular Film and Television, 1994)
    A discussion of Seinfeld, the hit television series, in terms of the Jewish archetypes of schlemiel and schlimazl. Click on the icon below to download the article.
  • Angel, Marc D. (Ideals (, 2019-12-18)
    The writer is Dr. Rabbi Marc D. Angel, " Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (, and Editor of its journal, Conversations. He is Rabbi Emeritus of the Spanish and Portuguese ...
  • Keiles, Jamie Lauren (New York Times, 2019-11-27)
    A biographical portrait in The New York Times Magazine of Adam Sandler who from 1999 through 2011 "would star in 12 of his own live-action comedies. All but “Little Nicky” — a hellish version of “King Lear,” in which Sandler ...

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