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  • Vorwärts/Forward (Vorwäts/Forward, 1903, Augu)
    The complete issue of the Saturday, August 22, 1903 edition ofVorwärts/Forward written entirely in Yiddish and sold for 1 cent. This issue was downloaded from the National Library of Israel. Click on the icon to look at ...
  • Museum of Yiddish Tehater (2021)
    The purpose of The Museum of Yiddish Theater, located in New York City, is to "preserve and document the historic legacy of Yiddish Theater, radio, recordings and films or future generations and scholars." Its collection ...
  • Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (2022)
    Founded by Rabbi Stephen Wise as the Free Synagogue, the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue still adheres to the values of its founder, committed to social justice and to close ties to Israel. Click on the link above to see the ...
  • The Editors of Encylopedia Britanica (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2022-03-13)
    Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1874, Stephen Wise emigrated to New York City, where he became a prominent leader of the Zionist movement and exerted major influence in shaping the direction of Reform Judaism in the United ...
  • American Jewish Congress (2022)
    Founded in 1918 by Albert Einstein, former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and U.S. Supreme Court Justices Louis Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter, the purpose of the American Jewish Congress is to ...
  • Silow-Carroll, Andrew (Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 2022-03-09)
    Charles Entenmann, who died on February 24, 2022, was not Jewish, although Entenmann's baked goods were often served in Jewish homes and were considered "typically Jewish." According to this article in JTA, the Jewishness ...
  • Singer, Jay Saul (The Jewish Press, 2022-03-09)
    An article about a nineteenth century New York law prohibiting public masking resulted in the arrest arrest and imprisonment of Jews returning from Purim celebrations in 1868. The article also includes a general discussion ...
  • Hanu, Shira; Jewish Telegraphi Agency (The Detroit Jewish News, 2022-02-14)
    An article about Hollywood Ivan Reitman, who died on February 12, 2022. Retiman is best known for having directed the 1984 hit movie, "Ghostbusters." He also produced the 1978 film, “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Click ...
  • Editors of Dissent Magazine (Dissent Magazine, 2022-02-07)
    Tributes to the activist, scholar, writer and president in the 1960s of Students for a Democratic Society, Todd Gitlin, who died in February 2022 in Dissent Magazine, for which he was a longstanding member of the editorial ...
  • Jewish Electorate Institute (Jewish Electorate Institute, 2021-07)
    The questionnaire and results of a survey conducted by GBAO Strategies between June 28 and July 1 on behalf of the Jewish Electorate Institute. It surveyed 800 registered Jewish voters in the United States on their political ...
  • Jewish Electorate Institute (Jewish Electorate Institute, 2021-07)
    GBAO Strategies, a firm that specializes in survey research, conducted a poll of 800 registered Jewish voters on behalf of the Jewish Electorate Institute.Conducted between June 28 and July 1, 2021, it was the first poll ...
  • Levinson, Julian; Halpern, Moyshe-Leyb (Alan D Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA, 2015-12-07)
    This entry contains a brief biographical sketch of the Jewish American Yiddish poet, Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, as well as two of his poems in both the original Yiddish and English translation. The emphasis of the biography is ...
  • Awtrey, Jonathon Derek (LSU Doctoral Dissertations, 2018-04-03)
    "This study, conversely, demonstrates that Jews, the only white non- Christian minority group in early Pennsylvania, experienced freedom far differently than its legality can adequately explain. Jews, moreover, reshaped ...
  • Goldsmith, Emanuel S. (Virtual Shtetl (originally published by the Congress for Jewish Culture), 1999)
    "For one hundred and thirty years, Yiddish literature in America escorted, comforted and inspired American Jewry on its adventure in freedom. It captured the changing image of the Jewish people all over the world, both ...
  • Oliver, David (USA Today, 2021-11-10)
    Have Jews enjoyed a great deal of success in the United States? Without doubt. Are they completely accepted? The answer is somewhat more complicated. This article discusses the fact that many Jewish roles in movies, ...
  • Sahl, Mort (YouTube, 2021-04-17)
    A video of one of Mort Sahl's appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. Sahl was a groundbreaking Jewish American comedian, who based much of his comedy on topical subjects of the day. Click on the link above to view the ...
  • Rosen, Nancy; Adelstein, Rachel (Jewish Women's Archive, 2021-06-23)
    "Over the course of a career spanning more than half a century, Carole King has shaped American popular music behind the scenes, on stage, and in the recording studio. With her first husband, Gerry Goffin, she composed ...
  • Pogrebin, Abigail (Tablet, 2021-11-30)
    "An excerpt from ‘Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish’ about the legendary composer." Jews make up a small minority of the North American population. This leads many to assume that secular Jews grow ...
  • Salus, Carol (Jewish Women's Archive, 1999-12-31)
    An article on the life, work and influence of Miriam Schapiro, one of the "foremost pioneers in the feminist art movement in the United States."
  • The Art Story Contributors (TheArtStory.org, 2017-01-17)
    Miriam Schapiro was a major figure in the feminist art movement. An activist advocating for equal respect and recognition for women artists, she incorporated into her art the crafts and domestic creations, that were typically ...

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