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  • 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, ...
  • Michaelson, Jay (My Jewish Learning, 2018)
    In this article, Rabbi Jay Michaelson discusses the meaning of fasting on Yom Kippur for secular Jews. He writes that even for Jews who do not feel bound by the obligations of Jewish law, fasting has a cathartic effect, ...
  • Riga, Andy (Montreal Gazette, 2016-04-15)
    This article is an interview with Robert Silverman, known as Bicycle Bob. Silverman is credited with being a pioneer who helped to transform Montreal from a city without bike paths or places to park bikes into one of the ...
  • Lepore, Jill (The New Yorker, 2020-09-18)
    This obituary considers the noteworthy career of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died on September 18, 2020, after serving on the Supreme Court for 27 years. Ginsberg is most noted for her role in advancing ...
  • Friedman, Gabe (Jewish Telgraphic Agency (Archive), 2015-01-17)
    This article, from the archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency discusses the role of Jews in the bloody marches in Selma, Alabama in 1965, to press for voting rights for African Americans. Jewish organizations, as well ...
  • Anderson, Adrienne Wigdortz (Jewish Journal, 2020-08-14)
    Although Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth were some of the best known figures in the battle for women's suffrage in the United States, other activists played a significant role in the suffrage ...
  • Ingber, Judith Brin (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    In this article Judith Brin Ingber discusses the place of dance within Jewish cultural and religious life and how the link between Judaism and danced flowered and evolved under the influence of Jewish immigrants to the ...
  • Machover, Robert (YouTube, 2011-06-07)
    "Shaping Things - A Choreographic Journal with Frances Alenikoff" is a documentary about the process behind the work of Frances Alenikoff. See the trailer on YouTube by clicking on the link.
  • Fox, Margalit (The New York Times, 2012-07-08)
    A New York Times obituary about Frances Alenikoff, a dancer, choreographer and artist. Alenilkoff became known for her multimedia performances, incorporating slides and chanting.During the course of her career, she founded ...
  • Supreme Court of Canada (Supreme Court of Canada, 2020-07-06)
    Rosalie Silberman Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004 by then Prime Minister Paul Martin. Born in 1946 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, she has the distinction of being the first Jewish woman ...
  • Marchese, David (The New York Times, 2020-07-27)
    This article is an interview with Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream. Cohen and Greenfield, childhood friends, founded Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream in 1978. It became a ...
  • Brown, Michael (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    In this article, Michael Brown discusses the history of Jewish women in Canada. The story begins in 1738 (before the British conquest), when a Jewish woman, disguised as a male sailor, arrived in Quebec City. At that time, ...
  • Eisentraut, Jochen (YouTube, 2020-07-18)
    In this YouTube video, Jochen Eisentraut interviews Nathan Abrams about his 2018 book, entitled "Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual." Abrams notes in the interview that, although Kubrick was not an explicitly ...
  • The Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica (The Encyclopedia Britannica, 2019-11-01)
    The Encyclopedia Birtannica's biographical article on Jeffrey Sacks discusses the prominent economist, Jeffrey Sachs and some of his notable achievements. His current initiatives are focused around issues of poverty, the ...
  • Sachs, Jeffrey (SpringerOpen, 2020)
    Jeffrey Sachs contributed the chapter, "Sustainable Development Goals and Health: Toward a Revolution in Values," to the open access book, "Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility: Climate Change, Air ...
  • Ballif, Algene (Commentary Magazine, 1957-04)
    A critical book review of Adele Wiseman's first novel, "The Sacrifice," Click on the link to read the review.
  • Brown, Michael (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    A biographical essay on Adele Wiseman, whom the author credits as being "[o]ne of Canada’s most highly regarded writers of the second half of the twentieth century." The article describes how Wiseman, who was born in 1928 ...
  • Horn, Dara (Tablet, 2020-02-10)
    Ann essay on the literary work of I J Singer, the brother of the I B Singer, the Nobel Prie winner in the literature. The author of this article writes, I'd "like to make the case for a writer I regard as a much better ...
  • Stiglitz, Joseph E. (NobelPrize.org, 2001-12-08)
    Joseph Stiglitz won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001. He shared the prize with George Al Akelof and Michael Spence. Their research for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize focused on the interrelationship between ...
  • The Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica (The Encyclopedia Britannica, 2020-02-05)
    A brief biography of economistm Joseph Stiglitz in the Encyclopedia Britannica. The article discusses Stiglitz's career and research. Click on the link to read the article.

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