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  • The Jewish Publication Society (The Jewish Publication Society, 2015)
    "Since 1888 the mission of JPS has been to enhance Jewish literacy and self-understanding with the JPS TANAKH, the most widely read English translation of the Hebrew Bible, Bible commentaries, and hundreds of classic books ...
  • Philologos (The Forward, 2010-05-10)
    This article discusses the Yiddish words (well-known to at least some speakers of American English), schlemiel, schlimaze and schmendrik. The writer discusses the meanings of these terms in Yiddish and how they are used ...
  • Chandler, Adam (The Atlantic, 2014-12-23)
    This article discusses the tradition of American Jews eating Chinese food on Christmas. So embedded is this tradition in American Jewish custom that the article quotes Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings for the ...
  • Abella, Irving (The Globe and Mail, 2019-03-16)
    Irving Abella wrote this article on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) in 1919. The mission of the CJC was to promote a more open, more inclusive Canada. Originally conceived as the ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Commentary Magazine (2020)
    Founded in 1945 by the American Jewish Committee, Commentary is a monthly magazine that publishes articles on Judaism, politics, culture, with a particular emphasis on Jewish culture both in the United States and Israel. ...
  • The Canadian Jewish Heritage Network (2020)
    The Canadian Jewish Heritage Network serves as a portal of databases that relate to Canadian Jewish heritage. A user can search these databases separately. The Network also has its own digital collections, which can be ...
  • Canadian Jewish Archives (2011)
    The Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives is a program of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA. Located in Montreal, the archive "collects and preserves documentation on all aspects of the Jewish presence in Quebec and ...
  • Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA (2020)
    Founded in 1967, the Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA (United Israel Appeal) partners with Jewish organizations across Canada to "strengthen Jewish life and raise funds for programs and services in Canada, Israel and ...
  • Siegel, Ed (The ARTery - WBUR Radio, 2020-01-02)
    The author discusses a shift in the way earlier Jewish playwrights treated their Judaism with the way contemporary Jewish playwrights do. He claims that the earlier playwrights were "more interested in joining the American ...
  • Yiddish Book Center; Mandelbaum, David (Yiddish Book Center, 2017-12-15)
    In this podcast, the Yiddish Book Center interviews David Mandelbaum, the director of the New Yiddish Rep (see also the entry on the New Yiddish Rep in NAJC: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11976/568). Mandelbaum discusses ...
  • yiddishkayt (yiddishkayt.org, 2020)
    "We believe that yiddishkayt — the culture, language, art, and worldviews of Eastern European Jews, as they lived in Europe and in the places they settled — has a crucial role to play in our world today. Yiddish ...
  • New Yiddish Rep (2019)
    The mission of the New Yiddish Theater Rep is both to adapt classical Yiddish theater for modern audiences and to "develop new Yiddish inspired works and investigate modern approaches to the vast Yiddish theater..." Also ...
  • Dorot: The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies (Mcgill University Department of Jewish Studies, 1993)
    "The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies is published annually by the Jewish Studies Students’ Association with generous assistance from the community and the university. The Journal of Jewish Studies often ...
  • Novak, William (My Jeiwish Learning, 2020)
    This article by William Novak in My Jewish Learning is an excerpt from his books "The Big Book of Jewish Humor," published by HarperCollins. He argues that the uniqueness of American Jewish humor has not been recognized. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Glazer, Nathan (American Jewish Year Book 1955, 1955)
    "The purpose of this essay is to describe the social characteristics of the American Jews from their arrival through their three hundred years of life in the United States. By 'social ...

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