Friday, July 1, 2016 Sivan 25, 5776
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
In author Amy Bloom's most-recent novel, Away , the Jewish immigration story is told through the eyes of Lillian Leyb, a young, pretty, innocent woman who's escaped the deadly pogroms in her Russian homeland, but arrives in New York haunted by the memories of the family she's lost. The Yiddish theater scene on New York's Lower East Side during the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The 1950s and '60s were the "golden years" for the American worker, thanks to a "social contract that offered good pay, good benefits and job security." That contract has fallen apart slowly and surely, thanks to globalization, which led to large layoffs and plant closings in the 1970s and '80s, said Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter for The New...
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Maimonides, a towering figure in Jewish history, did many things, all of them well
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Is there anything left to be said about Maimonides? He must be one of the most-frequently discussed figures in all of Jewish history, a thinker and an interpretive genius -- to say nothing of his accomplishments as a physician, astronomer and translator -- whose many works in a number of disciplines have been analyzed and decoded in each generation since...
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These survivors' tales offer guidance for life
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People have been talking for years now about the importance of learning the lessons of the Holocaust, but I've always been confused about exactly what they mean. Of course, I do know in one, very elemental sense what they're driving at. They mean that we have to learn how not to hate others, learn to free ourselves of prejudice, and...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
As young Jewish troops went off to serve in World War I, they received Tanachs from the Jewish Publication Society to take with them overseas. As World War II loomed, once again Jews in the military were supplied not only with their gear, but also the 1941 JPS translation of the Hebrew Bible. Now, for the first time since the...
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