The Miriam Collections: Recent submissions

  • Piercy, Marge (Poetry Foundation. Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)
    A poem by the Jewish American writer Marge Piercy, on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah. Click on the link above to access.
  • 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 ...
  • My Jewish Learning (My Jewish Learning, 2019)
    This article provides a basic description of Rosh Hashanah. Commonly known as the "Jewish New Year," the holiday commemorates the creation of the world believed to have occurred over 5,000 years ago. Unlike the New Year ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lumet, Sidney (Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1957)
    One of Sidney Lumet's most critically-acclaimed films, 12 Angry Men is about twelve members of a jury who are deciding the guilt or innocence of a defendant. A guilty verdict would result in a death sentence. Eleven jurors ...
  • Baxter, Brian (The Guardian, 2011-04-10)
    An obituary discussing the life, works and views of prolific director whose films grappled with political, social , and political issues. The article describes Lumet's frustration with the difficulty of producing films ...
  • Karplus, Martin (The Annual Review of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure, 2006)
    An autobiographical essay by one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2013. "I describe my experiences that led me from chemistry and physics back to my first love, biology, and outline some of the contributions ...
  • Zeder, Jeri (My Jewish Learning--Reprinted from the Forward, 2006-12-29)
    A brief history of Jewish American summer camps, originally published in the Forward in 2006. Click on the link above to access the article from My Jewish Learning.
  • Hackett, Buddy (YouTube, 2013-12-09)
    One of the many appearances of the well-known Jewish American comedian Buddy Hackett on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Click on the link above to access the YouTube video.
  • Schoenfeld, Stuart (Canadian Journal of Sociology, 1978)
    "The question of similarities and differences between the Jewish community of Canada and that of the United States is examined with respect to religious organizations, attitudes and practices." Click on the link above to ...
  • Kaplan, Fred (The Slate Group--Slate Magazine, 2019-09-11)
    Robert Frank changed photography—and the way a country viewed itself. A biographical essay on his life and work, with a focus on his seminal book, "The Americans." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Brooks, Mel; Fisher, John Kenneth (Internet Archive, 1968)
    The famous song from Mel Brooks's musical, The Producers. This video contains the song from the original 1968 Broadway production of The Producers and the 2005 production. The video was created by John Kenneth Fisher and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Abrams, Nathan (The Jewiah Chronicle, 2018-07-09)
    Author Nathan Abrams examines the legendary director's Jewish identity. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • 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.
  • Schwartz, Melvin (Nobel Media AB, 1988-12-08)
    Melvin Schwartz's Nobel Prize Lecture upon his winning the Nobel Prize in Physics along with fellow scientists Jack Steinberger and Leon Lederman. Click on the link above to access.
  • Lederman, Leon (Nobel Media AM, 1988-12-08)
    Leon Lederman's Nobel Prize Lecture upon his winning the Nobel Prize in Physics along with fellow scientists Jack Steinberger' and Melvin Schwartz. Click on the link above to access.
  • Steinberger, Jack (Nobel Media AB, 1988-12-08)
    Jack Steinberger's Nobel Prize Lecture upon his winning the Nobel Prize in Physics along with fellow scientists Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwartz. Click on the link above to access.
  • Jewish Book Council (Jewish Book Council, 2019)
    "Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, found­ed in 1944, is the longest-run­ning orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed exclu­sive­ly to the sup­port and cel­e­bra­tion of Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture. For over sev­en­ty years, we have used lit­er­a­ture to ...

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