The Miriam Collections: Recent submissions

  • International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 2020)
    Mark Spitz competed in the Olympic games. In 1968 in the Olympic games in Mexico, he won four medals in swimming, two golds, a silver and a bronze. He is best known for his performance in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, where ...
  • Onondaga Historical Association (Onondaga Historical Association, 2020)
    Myer Prinstein, from Syracuse, NY, won four Olympic gold medals in Track and Field in the 1900 Olympics in Paris. He was posthumously inducted into International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Israel in 1982, the National ...
  • Van Dyke, Jonathan (UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2018-01-19)
    Norman Lear is best known for creating and producing the landmark television shows, "All in the Family," "Maude," "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons." These shows treated controversial topics such as race relations, politics ...
  • 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 ...
  • Poets.org (Academy of American Poets, 2020)
    A website with a list of poems by Louise Glück and links to the actual poems. Click on the link to view the website and read Glück's poetry.
  • Barnat, Dara (Jewish Women's Archive, 2020-10-08)
    This article is about the life and illustrious career of Louise Glück, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020. The article considers Glück's poetic style as well as the Jewish influences in her work.In ...
  • Browne, David (Rolling Stone, 2019-10-10)
    In part, a biographic article about the folksinger, known as Ramblin' Jack Elliott, this article discusses Elliott's musical career, his widely-varied musical friendships with Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Sonny Terry and ...
  • Alpern, Sara (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02)
    Born in 1870 in Crakow, Poland, Helena Rubinstein was the oldest of seven girls. The girls were strongly encouraged by their mother to seek "power and influence through beauty and love." She developed her business sense ...
  • Blakemore, Erin (National Geographic, 2020-09-25)
    In this article Erin Blakemore considers the history, meaning and observance of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Marking the end of the High Holy Days, Yom Kippur is not only marked by various self-deprivations, ...
  • Michaelson, Jay (My Jewish Learning, 2018)
    In this article, Rabbi Jay Michaelson discusses the meaning of fasting on Yom Kippur for secular Jews. He writes that even for Jews who do not feel bound by the obligations of Jewish law, fasting has a cathartic effect, ...
  • Riga, Andy (Montreal Gazette, 2016-04-15)
    This article is an interview with Robert Silverman, known as Bicycle Bob. Silverman is credited with being a pioneer who helped to transform Montreal from a city without bike paths or places to park bikes into one of the ...
  • 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 Telgraphic Agency (Archive), 2015-01-17)
    This article, from the archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency discusses the role of Jews in the bloody marches in Selma, Alabama in 1965, to press for voting rights for African Americans. Jewish organizations, as well ...
  • Anderson, Adrienne Wigdortz (Jewish Journal, 2020-08-14)
    Although Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth were some of the best known figures in the battle for women's suffrage in the United States, other activists played a significant role in the suffrage ...
  • Ingber, Judith Brin (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    In this article Judith Brin Ingber discusses the place of dance within Jewish cultural and religious life and how the link between Judaism and danced flowered and evolved under the influence of Jewish immigrants to the ...
  • Machover, Robert (YouTube, 2011-06-07)
    "Shaping Things - A Choreographic Journal with Frances Alenikoff" is a documentary about the process behind the work of Frances Alenikoff. See the trailer on YouTube by clicking on the link.
  • Fox, Margalit (The New York Times, 2012-07-08)
    A New York Times obituary about Frances Alenikoff, a dancer, choreographer and artist. Alenilkoff became known for her multimedia performances, incorporating slides and chanting.During the course of her career, she founded ...
  • Supreme Court of Canada (Supreme Court of Canada, 2020-07-06)
    Rosalie Silberman Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004 by then Prime Minister Paul Martin. Born in 1946 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, she has the distinction of being the first Jewish woman ...
  • Marchese, David (The New York Times, 2020-07-27)
    This article is an interview with Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream. Cohen and Greenfield, childhood friends, founded Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream in 1978. It became a ...
  • Brown, Michael (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    In this article, Michael Brown discusses the history of Jewish women in Canada. The story begins in 1738 (before the British conquest), when a Jewish woman, disguised as a male sailor, arrived in Quebec City. At that time, ...

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