Monthly Archives: July 2009

Freeing the Captive

Pidyon Shvuim By Lisa Alcalay Klug A Jewish man and an African-American woman are both imprisoned, thousands of miles apart, under very disparate conditions. On this national day of mourning, Tisha B’Av, both deserve our attention. Noam Shalit, the father … Continue reading

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Grey Goose vs. Black Bear

The bridge between Russian-Jewish relations is paved with rail drinks. By Vicki Boykis Often, when I am at one Jewish gathering or another, people ask me where I’m from. These kinds of questions have been particularly loud lately, with Obama’s … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Help But Wonder

By Lisa Alcalay Klug In the words of one of my favorite fictional writers, I couldn’t help but wonder… Is there really no such thing as bad PR? Earlier this week, a Republican National Committee (RNC) web site began promoting … Continue reading

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Could YouTube Have Stopped Hitler?

By Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman Simon Wiesenthal Center In his recent acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio said this before the Swedish Academy: “Who knows, if the Internet had existed at the time, … Continue reading

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Iran, From a Jewish Refugee’s Perspective

Roya Hakakian emigrated from Iran to the United States in 1985, seeking political asylum. Author, activist and filmmaker Hakakian discussed political upheaval in Iran on public radio today. Her interview is available online atWHYY’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross. Hakakian … Continue reading

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