North American Jewish Culture: Recent submissions

  • The Danny Kaye Society (, 2019)
    A short biography of Danny Kaye, a popular twentieth century entertainer and a dedicated humanitarian. Click on the link above to access.
  • Englander, Nathan (Jewish Currents, 2019-04-10)
    This is an excerpt from Nathan Englander's novel "" (Knopf, 2019). Click on the link above to access it.
  • Goldenberg, Lauren (Jewish Currents, 2019-04-10)
    This is an interview with Nathan Englander, " the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, as well as the ...
  • Angel, Arielle; Plitman, Jacob; Klion, David (Jewish Currents, 2020-01-23)
    "Uncut Gems, the Safdie brothers’ winter blockbuster starring Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a sleazy diamond dealer caught in an escalating series of debts, might be the most explicitly Jewish mainstream movie since the ...
  • Lazarus, Ben (Tablet, 2016-08-30)
    The article is a biographical summary of "Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero" by Ed Ward which "explores the influential and tragic life of the underappreciated riff master" who played on Bob ...
  • Carmichael, Rodney (The Record: Music News From NPR, 2018-05-07)
    "The former rap mogul and current head of music at YouTube on #MeToo (sort of), Migos and his mortality." Click on the link above to access this article.
  • Cohen, Rich (Rolling Stone, 2001-06-21)
    "How the Israeli-raised president of Island Def Jam Records became one of the most important men in hip-hop, and why he may now become one of the most important men in rock & roll." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Glazer, Nathan (American Jewish Year Book 1955, 1955)
    "The purpose of this essay is to describe the social characteristics of the American Jews from their arrival through their three hundred years of life in the United States. By 'social ...
  • 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 ...



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