North American Jewish Culture: Recent submissions

  • The Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica (Encylopedia Britannica, 2020-03-29)
    This article from the Encyclopedia Britannica discusses David Mamet and his wide-ranging career. Although he is best known as a prolific American playwright. Mamet is also a successful film screenwriter and director. He ...
  • Fong-Torres, Ben (Rolling Stone, 1976-09-23)
    A biographical portrait from the 1970s of Neil Diamond, a successful and influential songwriter and performer whose career has extended into the 2020s. Click on the link above to access this article brimming with the ...
  • Rushe, Dominic; Associated Press (The Guardian, 2020-07-02)
    This article concerns advertisers' boycott of Facebook in an attempt to pressure the company to adopt a stronger position on hate speech appearing on Facebook. According to this article, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and ...
  • Breyer, Stephen; Gillis, Talia; Passow, Dani (C-Span, 2020-06-15)
    A C-Span interview with the Jewish American Supreme Court Justice, Stephen Breyer . At approximately the 21 minute mark he is asked about how his Jewish background relates to his work. Click on the link above to access ...
  • Lumbard, J. Edward (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1965)
    Acceptance Speech on Behalf of Justice Frankfurter upon receiving National District Attorneys Association's 1964 Furtherance of Justice Award. The speech presents some of the biographical highlights of this American Jewish ...
  • Bergan, Ronals (The Guardian, 2020-06-30)
    An obituary of Carl Reiner, who died at the age of 98. The article discusses Reiner's long career, beginning with his role as a writer and performer on the popular comedy series, "Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Ceasar ...
  • World Jewish Congress (YouTube, 2018-12-08)
    A video produced by the World Jewish Congress illustrating with quotes Sammy Davis Jr.'s identification with the state of Israel and with the Jewish people. Click on the link to see it on YouTube.
  • Green, David B. (Haaretz, 2013-05-16)
    Part of Haaretz's "This Day in Jewish History" series, this article discusses the life, career and formal conversion to Judaism of the African-American entertainer, Sammy Davis Jr. The article notes that while Davis was ...
  • Commentary Magazine (2020)
    Founded in 1945 by the American Jewish Committee, Commentary is a monthly magazine that publishes articles on Judaism, politics, culture, with a particular emphasis on Jewish culture both in the United States and Israel. ...
  • Lambert, Josh (Jewish Currents, 2020-05-25)
    A discussion of contemporary Jewish novelists by the Academic Director of the Yiddish Book Center. "the prizes given out in the world of Jewish letters rarely make much of a ripple beyond the adjacent professional circles. ...
  • Krugman, Paul (nobelprize.org, 2008)
    Paul Krugman's Nobel Prize Lecture delivered on 8 December 2008 at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. In it he discusses the ides that led to him being awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Click on the link above to ...
  • Making It 
    Smith, Lee (Tablet, 2019-01-16)
    Written on the occasion of Norman Podhoretz's 89th birthday, this article discusses the political journey of the prominent social and literary critic, Norman Podhoretz. Podhoretz was the editor of Commentary Magazine, a ...
  • 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 ...

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