North American Jewish Culture: Recent submissions

  • Reid, Panthea (Encylopedia Britannica, Inc., 2020-01-10)
    A biographical essay on Tillie Olsen. It discusses her life and her political influences and beliefs, which provide context for her work. The article traces the development and themes of Olsen's work and assesses her legacy. ...
  • Cusac, Anne Marie (The Progressive Magazine, 1999-01-04)
    This article provides a short discussion of Tillie Olsen, her life, her work, her political activism, and the obstacles that class and gender impose on an artist's ability to find the time to be creative. In the interview ...
  • The Canadian Jewish Heritage Network (2020)
    The Canadian Jewish Heritage Network serves as a portal of databases that relate to Canadian Jewish heritage. A user can search these databases separately. The Network also has its own digital collections, which can be ...
  • Canadian Jewish Archives (2011)
    The Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives is a program of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA. Located in Montreal, the archive "collects and preserves documentation on all aspects of the Jewish presence in Quebec and ...
  • Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA (2020)
    Founded in 1967, the Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA (United Israel Appeal) partners with Jewish organizations across Canada to "strengthen Jewish life and raise funds for programs and services in Canada, Israel and ...
  • David, Larry; Seinfeld, Jerry (YouTube, 2020-05-11)
    A scene from "Seinfeld," Jerry Seinfeld's television comedy series. This scene features Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Estelle Harris as his mother and Jerry Stiller as his father. It is representative of the comedic ...
  • Rothstein, Robert A. (Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    A brief biography and summary of Martha Schlamme's notable career. Born in Vienna, she came to the United States in 1948, She is known for helping to "popularize Yiddish and international folk songs" and for her interpretations ...
  • Keepnews, Peter (The New York Times, 2020-05-11)
    The New York Times' obituary for comedian and actor Jerry Stiller. Stiller's career career included stand-up comedy with his wife, Anne Meara, roles in both Broadway and off-Broadway and on television, most notably in the ...
  • Kissinger, Henry A. (1974-01-07)
    A memorandum written by Kissinger to United States President Richard Nixon about US nuclear policy and the ramifications of deploying nuclear power. Click on the icon to read the memorandum.
  • The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica (Encylopedia Britannica, 2020-02-11)
    A biography of Henry Kissinger and description of his career whose service in various cabinet positions spanned ss many presidents. He has served as Secretary of State, national security advisor In 1973 he was awarded the ...
  • Sherwood, Sara (The Heroine Collective, 2017-01-27)
    This brief biography of Shulamith Firestone describes Firestone's critical role in the development of the radical feminist movement. Her body of work and her politics were based on the theory that the oppression of women ...
  • Faludi, Susan (The New Yorker, 2013-04-08)
    Susan Faludi, in an article for the New Yorker Magazine, writes about Shulameth Firestone, her work and her pivotal role in founding the radical feminist movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. The article begins with a ...
  • Odets, Clfford (YouTube, 2011-02-22)
    Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Clifford Odets' of "Awake and Sing!" starring Lauren Ambrose and Mark Ruffalo. Written in 1935, "Awake and Sing!" was Odets' first full length play and the one that propelled him to ...
  • Hockett, Charles F. (encyclopedia.com, 2020-03-28)
    A biographical article on the Leonard Bloomfield, one of the founders of American linguistics by the noted linguist Charles Hockett. Click on the link above to access.
  • Roskies, David G. (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    A short biography of the life and accomplishments of the Canadian American Jewish scholar, Ruth Wisse, who co-founded the Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University. Click on the link above to read the biography.
  • Norich, Anita (YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, 2010-10-19)
    Although Israel Joshua Singer, the older brother of Isaac Bashevis Singer, lived most of his life in Eastern Europe, much of his most accomplished work was published once he moved to the United States. This short biography ...
  • Dessem, Matthew (Slate, 2020-04-20)
    An interview with "David Simon and Ed Burns on reimagining Philip Roth’s novel for the Trump era and its lessons for Americans in 2020." Click on the link above to access it.
  • Dicker, Ron (The Forward, 2009-12-16)
    “ 'The work that Bill did with the outcasts, the unpopular and the disenfranchised was to be a good Jew, continuing the Jewish tradition of standing up for the underdog,' Emily Kunstler said. The Kunstler daughters have ...
  • Siegel, Ed (The ARTery - WBUR Radio, 2020-01-02)
    The author discusses a shift in the way earlier Jewish playwrights treated their Judaism with the way contemporary Jewish playwrights do. He claims that the earlier playwrights were "more interested in joining the American ...
  • Lahr, John (The New Yorker, 2006-04-17)
    This article, written 100 years after Odets' birth, discusses the life and works of the politically engaged playwright, Clifford Odets.The article considers the paradox in Odets' career of great success and frustrating ...

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