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  • Stavans, Ilan; Lambert, Josh (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2020-01-21)
    This article is the preface to the book "How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish," edited by Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. They discuss the evolution of the Yiddish language in the United States. They ...
  • Norwich, Anita (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    This article focuses on Yiddish literature in the United States written by women. The author notes that, as is the case with Jewish women in the United States more broadly, Yiddish literature by women has typically been ...
  • Goldstein, Eric (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    This article is about Elaine May, the daughter of an actor in Yiddish theater, who was part of the popular and successful comedy duo in the 1950s and 60s, Mike Nichols and Elaine May. She later became one of the most ...
  • Nichols, Mike; May, Elaine (YouTube, 2020-06-20)
    A video of one of the signature comedy routines of Mike Nichols and Elaine May. This particular performance was from the July 9, 1965 episode of the Jack Paar Show. The routine depicts the exasperated frustration of a man ...
  • Wolcott, James (The New York Times Book Review, 2021-02-02)
    A review of journalist and film historian, Mark Harris's biography of the well-know movie director, Mike Nichols. The book describes how Nichols trajectory was galvanized at the University of Chicago, where he met Elaine ...
  • Sendak, Maurice (HarperTrophy, 1963)
    "Where the Wild Things Are" is a popular and highly-acclaimed children's book that was both written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964 for being the most distinguished picture ...
  • The Maurice Sendak Foundation (The Maurice Sendak Foundation, 2020)
    A brief biography of Maurice Sendak. Sendak is primarily known as an author and illustrator of children's books, for which he received several awards, including the Caldecott Medal, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and he ...
  • Diamond, Neil; Streisand, Barbra (YouTube, 2014-05-01)
    A performance by Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand of their hit song, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." The song was written by Marilyn and Alan Bergman and Neil Diamond. Click on the link above to listen and see the YouTube ...
  • Ballotpedia (Ballotpedia, 2021)
    An encyclopedia article detailing the judicial career of Merrick Garland, his nomination to the United States Supreme Court by President Barack Obama and his nomination to be General by President Joe Biden. The article ...
  • Brest, Mike (The Washington Examiner, 2021-02-22)
    An article discussing the confirmation hearings before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate for Merrick Garland. Garland was President Joe Biden's nominee for the position of Attorney General. It notes ...
  • Homberger, Eric (The Guardian, 2003-03-13)
    An obituary of American author, Howard Fast. A member of the American Communist Party until 1956, much of Fast's work was politically progressive. He reached a broad American readership with this novels "Spartacus," ...
  • Glass, Ira (National Public Radio, 2021)
    This link is to the homepage of the popular National Public Radio (NPR) program, "This American Life," with host, Ira Glass. Click on the URI above to access the homepage. For a biographical sketch of Ira Glass, see the ...
  • Augustyn, Adam (Encylopedia Britannica, 2020-06-29)
    This article is about radio and television host Ira Glass, best known for his program on National Public Radio (NPR), "This American Life." The program was honored with several Peabody awards and the Pulitzer Prize in ...
  • Berlinerbrau, Jacques; Johnson, Terrence L. (Salon, 2021-01-18)
    In this article, Berlinerblau and Johnson discuss the potential impact of the election to the United States Senate n Georgia of the African-American pastor, Raphael Warnock and the young Reform Jew, Jon Ossoff in January, ...
  • Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2020)
    Alan Greenspan is an economist who earned his BA and MA in economics at New York University and went on to enroll in the doctoral program at Columbia University. There he met and became close to Ayn Rand and was highly ...
  • 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 ...
  • Phillips, Noah (Moment Magazine, 2020-04-13)
    This article was written during Georgia's 2020 primary election for the United States Senate in which Jon Ossoff was running to become the Democratic candidate. The author interviewed Ossoff about his relationship with ...
  • Cramer, Philissa (The Times of Israel, 2021-01-08)
    In January 2021, Jon Ossoff became the first Jew elected as a United States senator in Georgia, as well as the first Jew to be elected to the United States Senate since the 19th century. Ossoff won his seat in a run-off ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chabad.org Staff (Chabad.org, 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 ...

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