North American Jewish Culture: Recent submissions

  • Brown, Michael (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    A biographical essay on Adele Wiseman, whom the author credits as being "[o]ne of Canada’s most highly regarded writers of the second half of the twentieth century." The article describes how Wiseman, who was born in 1928 ...
  • Horn, Dara (Tablet, 2020-02-10)
    Ann essay on the literary work of I J Singer, the brother of the I B Singer, the Nobel Prie winner in the literature. The author of this article writes, I'd "like to make the case for a writer I regard as a much better ...
  • Stiglitz, Joseph E. (NobelPrize.org, 2001-12-08)
    Joseph Stiglitz won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001. He shared the prize with George Al Akelof and Michael Spence. Their research for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize focused on the interrelationship between ...
  • The Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica (The Encyclopedia Britannica, 2020-02-05)
    A brief biography of economistm Joseph Stiglitz in the Encyclopedia Britannica. The article discusses Stiglitz's career and research. Click on the link to read the article.
  • Foer, Jonathan Safran (The New York Times, 2020-05-21)
    An op-ed piece in the New York Times, in which author, Jonathan Safran Foer argues that the production of meat is a major contributing factor to climate change. This op-ed, which was written in the midst of the COVID-19 ...
  • Rosen, Jeremy (The Algemeiner, 2020-01-26)
    An essay on "You Shall Be as Gods: A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament and Its Tradition" by Erich Fromm, the prominent Jewish American psychiatrist. Towards the beginning of the essay is the provocative claim ...
  • Solomon, Alisa (Jewish Currents, 2020-07-01)
    A discussion of the significant differences between Philip Roth's novel, The Plot Against America, and its adaptation by David Simon and Ed Burns as an HBO miniseries. The writer contends that the differences are both ...
  • Sontag, Susan (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978)
    In this short book (downloaded from the Internet Archive, Susan Sontag looks at how we conceptualize serious illnesses, particularly tuberculosis in the 19th century and cancer in the 20th century. "Illness as Metaphor" ...
  • Barson, Michael; Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1998)
    A biography of the famous Jewish American "motion-picture director and producer whose diverse films—which ranged from science-fiction fare, including such classics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and E.T.: The ...
  • Spielberg, Steven Allan (Entrepreneur, 2016-05-26)
    Steven Spielberg's Harvard University 2016 Commencement address. Included is both a video recording of the speech and a transcript. It provides some sense of this famous Jewish director's values and social perspective: ...
  • Friedman, Gabe (Jewish Teelgraphic Agency (JTA), 2016-10-31)
    This article remembers the singer/songwriter Steve Goodman, who died of leukemia at the age of 36 in 1984. Goodman, a lifelong Chicago Cubs, fan, did not live to see his team win the World Series in 2016 for the first time ...
  • Betts, Stephen L. (Rolling Stone Magazine, 2019-05-24)
    An article about folksinger, Steve Goodman. The article discusses Goodman's work, and what the author describes as his "perspicacious songwriting, which he injected with a deft sense of humor and keen observations about ...
  • Mamet, David (Village Voice, 2008-03-11)
    In this column in the Village Voice, David Mamet takes his play, "November," as a point of departure to discuss the major changes in his political outlook. Asserting that this play is indeed about politics, Mamet discusses ...
  • Pomper, Emily Meyer (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    Eve Arnold's " stirring portraits make a remarkable artistic contribution to twentieth-century photography. " Click on the link above to learn more about her.
  • Mamet, David (YouTube, 2016-11-20)
    A live production of Glengarry Glen Ross, the play for which David Mamet won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. This play was produced by Shelton Theater, filmed and edited by Last Wave Film. Click on the link to watch.
  • 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 ...

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