North American Jewish Culture: Recent submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Nobelprize.org (nobelprize.org, 1986)
    The Web page devoted to Elie Weisel by the Nobel Prize Committee. It includes biographical information and a speech given by him upon acceptance of the award. Click on the link above to access the Web page,
  • Brym, Robert; Neuman, Keith; Lenton, Rhonda (Environics Institute for Survey Research, 2019)
    A survey of Canadian Jews that examines the Canadian Jewish experience.Modeled on the 2013 Pew Survey of American Jews (see the Pew survey in this collection), the Environics Institute for Survey Research looks at "what ...
  • Feldman, Ari (The Forward, 2019-11-21)
    This article discusses how the testimony of Fiona Hill before the US Congressional Impeachment Hearings into President Donald J. Trump, explicitly linked conspiracy theories about Ukraine's involvement in the US 2016 ...
  • Wilson, Jason (The Guaridan, 2018-10-25)
    Written when Soros was one of the targets of mail bombs that were sent to a number of Democrats and progressives, this article looks at the mainstreaming of antisemitism. The author describes how antisemitism and antisemitic ...
  • Mann, Herbie (2014-07-30)
    Recorded at the the Village Gate club circa 1961. The whole album as made available on YouTube. Click on the link above to listen.
  • Keepnews, Peter (The New York Times, 2003-07-03)
    A biographical obituary of the Jewish American musician who made the flute into a jazz instrument. Click on the above to access the article.
  • Homberger, Eric (The Guardian, 2018-05-23)
    A biographical essay on the life and work of Philip Roth that argues the "Poignantly humane novelist set on emancipating American literature from respectability." Click on the link above to access this essay that serves ...
  • Meyers, Joshua (The Forward, 2019-09-26)
    The writer considers Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism in connection with his Judaism. Contrary to the views of some who have written about Sanders' connection to his Judaism, the writer argues that Sanders does indeed ...
  • 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" ...
  • Blair, Elizabeth (National Public Radio, Inc., 2012-09-05)
    "The man behind "Strange Fruit" is New York City's Abel Meeropol, and he really has two stories." Click on the link above to find out more.
  • Goodman, Benny (YouTube, 2006-01-29)
    "Benny Goodman Orchestra "Sing, Sing, Sing" featuring Gene Krupa - Drums, Harry James-Trumpet, from "Hollywood Hotel" film (1937)." Click on the link above to access the performance.
  • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 2019-07-04)
    A biography of the great Jazz musician, Benny Goodman by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • 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 ...

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