North American Jewish Culture: Recent submissions

  • Yiddish Book Center; Mandelbaum, David (Yiddish Book Center, 2017-12-15)
    In this podcast, the Yiddish Book Center interviews David Mandelbaum, the director of the New Yiddish Rep (see also the entry on the New Yiddish Rep in NAJC: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11976/568). Mandelbaum discusses ...
  • Altman, Sidney (Nobel Foundation, 1989-12-08)
    Nobel lecture presented by Sidney Altman when he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which he shared with Thomas R. Cech in 1989. They were awarded the Nobel Prize for the work they did on the catalytic properties of RNA. ...
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Editors (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2019-05-03)
    Brief biography of Sidney Altman, who shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Thomas R. Cech in 1989. They were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work on the catalytic properties of RNA. Click on the link to read the article.
  • yiddishkayt (yiddishkayt.org, 2020)
    "We believe that yiddishkayt — the culture, language, art, and worldviews of Eastern European Jews, as they lived in Europe and in the places they settled — has a crucial role to play in our world today. Yiddish ...
  • New Yiddish Rep (2019)
    The mission of the New Yiddish Theater Rep is both to adapt classical Yiddish theater for modern audiences and to "develop new Yiddish inspired works and investigate modern approaches to the vast Yiddish theater..." Also ...
  • Murray, Noel (AV Club, 2020)
    A biographical essay on David Simon's substantial contributions to quality television during the the 2000s. Click on the link above to read the article.
  • Burkeman, Robert (The Guardian, 2015-10-23)
    In his review of the "Power Broker" by Robert Caro, Oliver Burkeman details the enormous influence that Robert Moses had on New York City and the surrounding area as well as the ways Robert Moses' work continues to affect ...
  • East-West 
    The Butterfield Blues Band (starring Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar) (YouTube (originally Elektra records), 1966)
    Some of Michael Bloomfield's most inspired guitar playing. "Starting with the second section Michael played lead on a series of sections where he explored different modes, or scales, some of which were suggestive of Indian ...
  • Rogers, Cleveland (Atlantic Magazine, 1939-02)
    This 1939 article from Atlantic Magazine was written during the time that Robert Moses was New York City's Commissioner of Parks, and also head of the park system of New York State. Although Moses became a controversial ...
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis (Nobelprize.org, 1978)
    "No technological achievements can mitigate the disappointment of modern man, his loneliness, his feeling of inferiority, and his fear of war, revolution and terror. Not only has our generation lost faith in Providence but ...
  • Dorot: The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies (Mcgill University Department of Jewish Studies, 1993)
    "The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies is published annually by the Jewish Studies Students’ Association with generous assistance from the community and the university. The Journal of Jewish Studies often ...
  • Brennan, Sarah (The Book Report, Inc (bookreporter.com), 2000-10-24)
    According to this review, "MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, Jonathan Lethem's latest novel, strikes a near perfect balance between hard-boiled crime story and literary fiction." Click on the link above to read the rest of the article.
  • Novak, William (My Jeiwish Learning, 2020)
    This article by William Novak in My Jewish Learning is an excerpt from his books "The Big Book of Jewish Humor," published by HarperCollins. He argues that the uniqueness of American Jewish humor has not been recognized. ...
  • The Rabbinical Assembly (The Rabbinical Assembly, 2020)
    "The Rabbinical Assembly, first established in 1901 by graduates of the rabbinical school of the Jewish Theological Seminary, is the international association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis. Today its ranks include rabbis ...
  • The Danny Kaye Society (unicefusa.org, 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 "kaddish.com" (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.

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