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  • Rothstein, Edward (New York Times, 2007-12-24)
    An essay in The New York Times on the theology and social activism of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
  • Goldman, Ari L. (The New York Times, 1994-06-13)
    An obituary for Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, which discusses his life, work, contributions and his considerable influence on the Lubavitch Chassidic movement. It also considers the controversial incident that took ...
  • Society for Humanistic Judaism (2016)
    A brief biographical essay on the life, contributions and death of Rabbi Sherwin Wine, the founder of Humanistic Judaism. Click on the first link above to access the biographical essay.
  • 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 ...
  • West, Cornel (Jewish Currents, 2020-12-23)
    In this article, scholar Cornel West contextualizes the belief of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel within the Jewish prophetic tradition. West describes Heschel as "greatest exemplar of the prophetic legacy of Jerusalem in the ...
  • Fury, Alexander (Independent, 2015-09-30)
    Born in the Bronx to Jewish immigrants under the name of Ralph Lifshitz, Ralph Lauren rose to become one of the world's most successful fashion designers. This article, which descries Lauren's fashion design, was written ...
  • Elder, Sean (Salon, 1999-08-24)
    An article published in Salon on the work and life of the songwriter and composer Randy Newman. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Joffe, Lawrence (The Guardian, 2007-09-24)
    Raul Hilberg, a refugee from Austria, whose family fled Austria to New York City to escape the Holocaust, dedicated his scholarly career to documenting and contextualizing the facts about the Holocaust. He studied at ...
  • Robinson, Nathan J. (Current Affairs, 2020-10-22)
    Abbie Hoffman was a radical social activist and revolutionary, who was part of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Youth International Party (Yippees). He is best known for being a prominent defendant in ...
  • Goldstein, Rebecca; Brockman, John (editor) (, 2006-07-28)
    A short essay on the relevance of the Jewish philosopher Spinoza by Rebecca Goldstein, writer and philosopher. Click on the link above to access.
  • Staff (, 2004-12-23)
    This is a biographical sketch of Rabbit Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the most prominent and best-known leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. The article states that he was the "most phenomenal Jewish personality of modern ...
  • Keiles, Jamie Lauren (Vox, 2018-12-05)
    "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Arendt, Hannah (The New York Review of Books, 1969-02-27)
    The introductory paragraphs of a New York Review of Books article by Hannah Arendt, in which she discusses the implications of the unprecedented degree of violence available to states, as of the mid-twentieth century, in ...
  • Wiseman, Eva (The Guardian, 2016-11-13)
    "Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has been the odd one out ever since she moved from Moscow to New York as a child. As she releases her new album, she tells Eva Wiseman why antisemitism was the making of her." Click on ...
  • Reichman 
    Jewish Virtual Library (Jewish Virtual Library, 2017)
    A short biography of the Reichman family, a highly successful Canadian business family. Click on the link above to access.
  • Dunphy, Catherine (, 2013-05-31)
    Personal reflections on the complex life, work and contributions of Dr. Henry Morgentaler, written by the author of a 1996 biography of Dr. Morgentaler. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Goldberg, JJ; Ochs, Phil (The Forward, 2016-04-10)
    An essay on Phil Ochs, one of the iconic protest folksinger and writers of the 1960s. The essay incorporates Phil Ochs' performances of some of his most well-known songs. Click on the link above to access.
  • Lepore, Jill (The New Yorker, 2020-09-18)
    This obituary considers the noteworthy career of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died on September 18, 2020, after serving on the Supreme Court for 27 years. Ginsberg is most noted for her role in advancing ...
  • 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 ...
  • Krugman, Paul (University of Chicago Press, 2013-05)
    A chapter from from the volume entitled NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Volume 27 (proceedings of a conference of the National Bureau of Economic Research that took place in April, 2012). Volume editors: Daron Acemoglu, ...



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