Our Sid Resnick Historical Archive covers the period from the magazine’s founding as Jewish Life in 1946 through 2002. The articles are organized alphabetically by topic and presented as searchable PDFs. For complete back issues as PDFs, see the chronological listing at the bottom of this page. You can also search these complete issues for significant standing columns with varied content, most notably “Around the World,” “It Happened in Israel,” and editor Morris U. Schappes “Editor’s Diary,” which covered a wide range of topics and ran in the magazine for nearly five decades. Poems and short stories are not separately listed, but can be located by searching the complete issues.

Sid ResnickSid Resnick was a long-time member of our magazine’s Editorial Advisory Council and a frequent contributor of essays and translations. He worked closely with the Yiddish-language Morning Freiheit for many years as a writer and a key translator for the newspaper’s English edition. Sid earned his living as a printer for many years. Later in his career, he worked in the library of the Yale University Law School, was active in the successful drive to unionize Yale’s clerical and technical staff in 1984, and was a founding member of the retirees association. For over twenty years, Sid chaired the Yale-New Haven “Yiddish Leyen Kreiz,” a weekly intergenerational reading group. He was also active in Brit Tzedek V’Shalom, New Jewish Agenda, and other organizations devoted to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — a solution that would respect the humanity and dignity of those on both sides of the conflict. The Yiddish language and the secular Jewish radical movement were central to Sid’s life. For over 50 years, he was also active in the civil rights and peace movements in New Haven.

The Sid Resnick Archive was established by Sid’s family, and is being steadily built as a comprehensive archive of our magazine’s articles since 1946.

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Abolitionism

The Ballad of August Bondi, Aaron Kramer, 1955

Sigismund Kaufmann, Abolitionist, I.B. Bailin, 1961

Abortion

A Step Backward, by Janet F. Goller, September, 1989

Abraham Lincoln Brigades

Jews in the Abraham Lincoln Brigades, Albert Prago, 1979

American History

American Imperialism and White Chauvinism, Herbert Aptheker, July, 1950

American Jews Scan Their Culture, by Morris U. Schappes, November, 1958

The Attitude of Jewish Labor to World War I, Morris U. Schappes, 1955

The Ballad of August Bondi, Aaron Kramer, 1955

Brandeis and the Liberal Tradition, Howard N. Meyer, September, 1984

Civil War Centennial — Celebration or Desecration? Morris U. Schappes, 1961

Cleveland Fifty Years ago, by Joseph Morgenstern, January, 1958

The Heroic Period of Jewish Labor, 1909-1914, Morris U. Schappes, 1955

How Jewish History Took on Meaning, by Chaim Zhitlowsky, March, 1972

The Jews and American Slavery, Morris U. Schappes, 1954

The Jews and the Civil War Centennial, Morris U. Schappes, 1962

The Jews and the Post-War Reaction after 1918, Morris U. Schappes, April, 1955

Jewish Life in the United States — and the Role of the Morning Freiheit, Paul Novick, 1957

Jewish Champs in American Sports, by Lester Rodney, June, 1958

Jewish  Mass Immigration from Eastern Europe, 1881-1914, Morris U. Schappes, 1954

Jewish Views of “Americanism,” Jo-Ann Mort, 1982

Jewish Women in U.S. History, by Jan Rosenberg, March, 1983

Jews and Prostitution, by Yankl Stillman, September, 2005

Kissinger in Focus, Max Gordon, April, 1974

Leo Frank’s Letter from Prison, 1914, ed. Morris U. Schappes, 1983

Lillian Wald (1867-1940) and Social Welfare, by Yankl Stillman, May, 2004

Negro-Jewish Relations in the North, Nathan L. Edelstein, October, 1960

The Path of Felix Frankfurter, by Victor Rabinowitz, February, 1958

Reagan, Bush, and Nicaragua, by David Seigel, January, 1985

Resistance to Pres. Reagan, editorial, January, 1985

Sigismund Kaufmann, Abolitionist, I.B. Bailin, 1961

Socialist Traditions of Jewish Labor, Morris U. Schappes, 1950

The Thirties and the Jewish Masses, Morris U. Schappes, 1955

American Jewish Congress

The AJ Congress Convention, by Jack Greenfield, January, 1954

Anti-Defamation League

The ADL Report (on Soviet Jews), by Morris U. Schappes, October, 1958

Anti-Semitism

The ADL Report (on Soviet Jews), by Morris U. Schappes, October, 1958

The Affair Rickover, by Hershl Harris, October, 1958

Anti-Semitism in Minsky, by William Shneyer, September, 1973

Anti-Semitism in the FBI, by Jack Levine, January, 1963

Anti-Semitism: Global Phenomenon, Christoph Schmauch, 1978

Carl J. Jung’s Shadow, by Herman H. Weiner, September, 1989

Corporate Anti-Semitism, Stephen L. Slavin and Mary A. Pradt, 1978

Corporate Anti-Semitism, Sherry Gorelick and Maarten de Kadt, September, 1984

The Devil’s Theory of Zionism in the USSR, Sid Resnick, 1982

Dynamite in Miami, by Simon Federman, May, 1958

The Hitler Boom and Fascism, by Charles R. Allen, January, 1976

Jews Astir in Estonia, by Carol Jochnowitz, October, 1989

The Kishinev Pogrom Revisited, Lawrence Bush, 1978

Levy’s Book on the Soviet Jewish Question, by Louis Harap, July-August, 1958

McCarthy and Anti-Semitism, Charles R. Allen and Art D’Lugoff, July, 1953

Negro-Jewish Relations in the North, Nathan L. Edelstein, October, 1960

Reflections on Self-Determination by an Exile from Poland, Julius Katz-Suchy, April, 1973

Shylock and Anti-Semitism, Morris U. Schappes, 1962

Statement on the Jews in Poland, by secular Jewish leaders, January, 1969

We Will Not Yield! by Rabbi William B. Silverman, June, 1958

Hannah Arendt

The Strange World of Hannah Arendt, Morris U. Schappes, 1963

Art and Artists

Chagall Takes a Union Test, I.E. Ronch, October, 1960

The Jew Who Loved Chester, PA (Marvin Friedman), by Paul Buhle, November, 2003

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Bible

The Bible Manipulated, by Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg, March, 1983

Birobidzhan

Birobidzhan, the Jewish Autonomous Region, Henry Srebrnik, 2006

Black-Jewish Relations

Attitudes of Negroes to Jews, by David Platt, July-August, 1958

The Battle of Parkchester, Elihu S. Hicks, July, 1953

Black-Jewish Coalition: Troubled but Still Alive, by Albert Vorspan, September, 1989

Black Panthers, Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg, 1970

The Black Panthers, Jews, and Israel, George Wald, Huey Newton et al, 1971

Black Power and the Jews, Morris U. Schappes, 1967

Black Progress or Illiberal Rhetoric? by John A. Morsell, September, 1973

Bonds of Brotherhood, Paul Robeson, 1954

The Challenge of Forest Hills, editorial, January, 1972

Community Development: Reproducing the Jewish “Success Story,” Lawrence Bush, 1998

Dynamite in Miami, by Simon Federman, May, 1958

Fighting Jim Crow in Cleveland, A. Strauss, October, 1953

The Image of the Jew in the Negro Community, Rabbi Paul H. Levenson, 1962

In Defense of Angela Davis, by Albert Maltz, March, 1972

I Saw Jim Crow in Prison, Regina Frankfeld, 1955

The Jews and American Slavery, Morris U. Schappes, May, 1954

The Jews and Negro Rights, Alice Citron, 1954

Jews and Negroes: Unity from Collision, by Coretta Scott King, January 1969

Marching for School Integration, by Estelle Tambak, June, 1959

Negro-Jewish Relations in the North, Nathan L. Edelstein, October, 1960

New Politics Is Born, by Jack W. Weinman, December, 1967

Pilgrimage to Atlanta (Rosa Lee Ingrams Case), Jennie Truchman, February, 1954

Recklessness or Responsibility? A Message to Southern Jews, by Isaac Toubin, May 1958

Renewing and Reviewing the Black-Jewish Alliance, Cheryl Greenberg, 2005

A Summer’s Tale: Defeating Prejudice in a Bungalow Colony, Babette Jones, January, 1961

We Will Not Yield! by Rabbi William B. Silverman, June, 1958

Louis Brandeis

Brandeis and the Liberal Tradition, Howard N. Meyer, September, 1984

Martin Buber

Martin Buber at 80, by S. Eisenstadt, July-August, 1958

Martin Buber’s Social Vision, Louis Harap, 1978

Burial

Jewish Burial in an Age of Ecological Crisis, Joysa Winter, 2008

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Abraham Cahan

Abe Cahan and the Forward, Paul Novick

1905 Jews and Revolution, by Louis Harap, September, 1973

Capitalism

Corporate Anti-Semitism, Sherry Gorelick and Maarten de Kadt, September, 1984

Center for Constitutional Rights

War Criminals in the White House? Interview with Michael Ratner, 2007

Marc Chagall

Chagall Takes a Union Test, I.E. Ronch, October, 1960

Mark Chagall, a poem by Aaron Kurtz, July-August, 1958

“Oppen” Readings: Visiting with Joseph Opatoshu, by Judith Elton Dunn, November, 2003

Civil Liberties

Can We Outlaw Hate Literature?, Victor Rabinowitz, February 1959

The People Versus the Supreme Court, 1951

War Criminals in the White House? Interview with Michael Ratner, 2007

Civil Rights

The Battle of Parkchester, Elihu S. Hicks, July, 1953

Black Panthers, Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg, 1970

The Black Panthers, Jews, and Israel, George Wald, Huey Newton et al, 1971

Black Power and the Jews, Morris U. Schappes, 1967

Bonds of Brotherhood, Paul Robeson, 1954

The Challenge of Forest Hills, editorial, January, 1972

Fight Ahead on Desegregation, by Doxie A. Wilkerson, 1955

Fighting Jim Crow in Cleveland, A. Strauss, October, 1953

In Defense of Angela Davis, by Albert Maltz, March, 1972

I Saw Jim Crow in Prison, Regina Frankfeld, 1955

Jews and Negroes: Unity from Collision, by Coretta Scott King, January 1969

The Jews and Negro Rights, Alice Citron, 1954

Marching for School Integration, by Estelle Tambak, June, 1959

A Monumental People’s Victory (School Desegregation), William Patterson, 1954

NAACP Convention Calls for Action, by Abraham Strauss, September, 1958

Negro-Jewish Relations in the North, Nathan L. Edelstein, October, 1960

Negro Labor Is Advancing, Eugene Gordon, February, 1953

Pilgrimage to Atlanta (Rosa Lee Ingrams Case), Jennie Truchman, February, 1954

Raucous Racism in Bensonhurst, editorial, October, 1989

Recklessness or Responsibility? A Message to Southern Jews, by Isaac Toubin, May 1958

Renewing and Reviewing the Black-Jewish Alliance, Cheryl Greenberg, 2005

Showdown on School Jim Crow, Elihu S. Hicks, February, 1954

A Summer’s Tale: Defeating Prejudice in a Bungalow Colony, Babette Jones, January, 1961

Two Hundred Years of Segregated Schools, W.E.B. DuBois, 1955

We Will Not Yield! by Rabbi William B. Silverman, June, 1958

Children

Wanted: Jewish Children’s Books, by Hershl Harris, November, 1963

Cold War

Bitter Fruit of the Marshall Plan, editorial, May, 1948

Campaigning for Morton Sobell, by Annette T. Rubinstein, June, 1958

Can We Have Peace in Our Time, by Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn, May, 1958

A New Approach to Peace, by James P. Warburg, March, 1958

Communism

Holocaust History Rewritten in Poland, by Nora Levin, March, 1972

How My Father Last Met Itzik Feffer, Paul Robeson, Jr., 1981

Karl Marx and the Jewish Question, by Louis Harap, July, 1959

The Menace of White Chauvinism, Carl Vedro, June, 1950

Readers’ Forum on USSR and Jews, by Israel Kugler and A.B. Magil, January, 1985

Reflections on Self-Determination by an Exile from Poland, Julius Katz-Suchy, April, 1973

Statement on the Jews in Poland, by secular Jewish leaders, January, 1969

The Truth About the Prague Trial, Louis Harap, 1953

The Truth About the Rosenbergs’ Case,William Reuben, 1951

What Was the Rosenbergs’ Crime? William Reuben, 1951

Stalin Dissected, Max Gordon, 1979

Vivian Gornick Views American Communism, Al Prago, 1978

Community Development

Community Development: Reproducing the Jewish “Success Story,” Lawrence Bush, 1998

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Dance

Choreographing “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” Wendy Osserman, 1978

Inbal: Treasure out of Yemen, by Sara Levi-Tanai, March, 1958

Jewish Dance, Then and Now, by Lillian Shapero, April, 1962

We Danced Before the Moiseyevs, by Edith Segal, September, 1958

Isaac Meir Dick

Isaac Meir Dick, Gerald Stillman, October, 1998

Dreyfus Affair

A New Film on the Dreyfus Case (“I Accuse”), by David Platt, April, 1958

Drugs

The Jewish Drug Scene in Great Neck, by Rachel Fialkoff, March, 1972

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Education

Why Progressive Jewish Schools?, Mira Stone, October, 1955

Albert Einstein

Scientists Warn, Peace or Death, Albert Einstein and Others, August, 1955

Elections

The 1960 Elections and the “Jewish Vote,” Simon W. Gerson, October, 1960

Emma Lazarus Federation

On the Emma Lazarus Federation’s 20th Anniversary, by Morris U. Schappes, January, 1972

Environment

Energy Policy and Jewish Interests, Jeffrey Dekro, 1982

Estonia

Jews Astir in Estonia, by Carol Jochnowitz, October, 1989

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Howard Fast

Howard Fast Short Story, Where Are Your Guns?, 1948

Young Moses, by Annette T. Rubinstein, July-August, 1958

Itzik Feffer

How My Father Last Met Itzik Feffer, Paul Robeson, Jr., 1981

Feminism

A Step Backward, by Janet F. Goller, September, 1989

Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber’s Autobiography, Jack W. Weinman, November, 1960

Film

Bitter Anti-Nazi Film (“Condemned of Altona”), by David Platt, November, 1963

“Compulsion,” by David Platt, June, 1959

Gay Son versus Jewish Mother (“Torch Song Trilogy”), by Arnie Kantrowitz, March, 1989

An Israeli Tourist in Handcuffs (“James’ Journey to Jerusalem”), by Yankl Stillman, May, 20014

“Judgment at Nuremberg”: An Indictment, David Platt, 1962

Love in an Unemployment Office (“Dummy”), by Yankl Stillman, November, 2003

“Me and the Colonel” and “The Naked and the Dead,” by David Platt, October, 1958

A New Film on the Dreyfus Case (“I Accuse”), by David Platt, April, 1958

Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” by Elliott L. Jurist, September, 1989

Elizabeth Gurly Flynn

Early Life of the “Rebel Girl,” Elizabeth Gurly Flynn, 1955

France

The Jewish Resistance in France, Mitchell Abidor, 1982

Leo Frank Case

Leo Frank’s Letter from Prison, 1914, ed. Morris U. Schappes, 1983

Felix Frankfurter

The Path of Felix Frankfurter, by Victor Rabinowitz, February, 1958

Funerals

Jewish Burial in an Age of Ecological Crisis, Joysa Winter, 2008

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Gay Liberation

Gays in Concentration Camps, Martin Land, 1982

Jewish Stars and Pink Triangles, by Lawrence Bush, May, 2004

Genocide

Defining and Preventing Genocide, by Ronald Aronson, April, 1983

Germany

The Hitler Boom and Fascism, by Charles R. Allen, January, 1976

Nazis Have Already Returned to Bonn, by Nathan Straus, July-August, 1959

Nazi War Criminals Living Among Us, by Charles R. Allen, January, 1963

The Old Nazis in West Germany, by Simon Federman, January, 1963

Protest Against [Germany] Rearming Grows, by Louis Harap, 1955

Rearmament and the Return of the Rats, January, 1954

GLBTQ — see Gay Liberation

Greece

The Jews of Salonika: In Memoriam, by John Taylor, January, 1985

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Moyshe Leyb Halpern

Moishe Leyb Halpern, Rebel Poet, V.J. Jerome,1955

Hebrew

How a Dead Language Came to Life, by Stephen Roane, May, 1981

Holidays

About the High Holidays, by Max Rosenfeld, September, 1973

Enhancing Our Distinctions During Hanukkah, by Robert Siegel, November-December, 2003

Passover and Your Child, by Ruth Zalman, April, 1958

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, by Ruth Zalman, September, 1958

Holocaust and Resistance

Choreographing “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” Wendy Osserman, 1978

“Comrade Mordecai,” Emanuel Ringelblum, translated by Yuri Suhl, 1962

Defining and Preventing Genocide, by Ronald Aronson, April, 1983

Falsifying the Jewish Resistance, Ber Mark, 1963

Five Portraits of Ghetto Heroes, by A. Berman, April, 1958

The First Uprising Against Nazi Occupation, by Michael Mirski, April, 1973

Gays in Concentration Camps, Martin Land, 1982

The Holocaust and American Jewish Youth, Frederick A. Lazin, April, 1974

The Holocaust in Drama, by Joel Shatzky, April, 1983

A Holocaust Survivor Visits Poland, Isak Arbus, 1983

Holocaust History Rewritten in Poland, by Nora Levin, March, 1972

Janusz Korczak, Martyred Educator, Harry Bloch, 1978

The Jewish Resistance in France, Mitchell Abidor, 1982

Jewish Partisans in the Woods, Chaver Paver, 1952

“Judgment at Nuremberg”: An Indictment, David Platt, 1962

The Polish Poet as Witness, by Olga Cabral, April, 1983

Resistance in Sobibor, Gerald Sorin, September, 1984

The Lambs Were Legend — The Wolves Were Real, Hersh Smoliar, 1959

The Uprising in Sobibor, Thomas Blatt, 1978

Soviet Jewish Partisans, Jack Nusan Porter, 1982

Homosexuality — see Gay Liberation

Humor

Rosten’s Fractured Humor, Sam Pevzner, January, 1960

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Immigration

The East Side I Knew, Mike Gold, 1954

Jewish  Mass Immigration from Eastern Europe, 1881-1914, Morris U. Schappes, 1954

The Mexican Americans Organize, Frances Lym, 1955

Irving Howe

Irving Howe and Secular Jewishness, Gerald Sorin, 2005

Israel

The Arab Refugee Question, by A.B. Magil, November, 1958

The Balfour Declaration Revisited, by Harold Ticktin, May 2004

Becoming Israeli, a Personal Essay, by Susan Susser, May, 2004

Biography of a Theater (Habima), by Sam Pevzner, April, 1958

The Black Panthers, Jews, and Israel, George Wald, Huey Newton et al, 1971

Conversations with Israelis, by Rachel Hirshkan-Miller, April, 1958

Fifty Years of Kibbutzim in Israel, by S. Eisenstadt, October, 1958

How a Dead Language Came to Life, by Stephen Roane, May, 1981

How Israel Can Prosper, Victor Perlo, 1952

Inbal: Treasure out of Yemen, by Sara Levi-Tanai, March, 1958

Inheritance Law Is Proposed for Israel, by Justice E. David Gotein, September, 1958

Israel and the Palestinians, Roger S. Gottlieb, May, 1981

Israel’s Missed Opportunities, Mattityahu Peled, 1978

Israel, Second Anniversary, Editorial, 1950

Israeli General on Israeli Security, by William Shneyer, March, 1989

Israeli Women Pioneers, Hedy Shneyer, 1978

Kibbutzim in Israel, Paul Novick, 1959

Literature of Young Israel, Samuel Eisenstadt, 1961

Making Friends with Israel, Part I and Part II, Lawrence Bush, 2006

Michael Lerner’s Vision of Mideast Peace, by Gordon Fellman, May, 2004

Nixon, Dayan, and U.S. Middle East Policy, an editorial, January, 1969

To Our Friends Who Support the PLO: An Open Letter, Mort Stavis and Annette T. Rubinstein, 1980

Perspectives on Arafat, Susan Susser, 2005

People’s Action on Palestine, various writers, May, 1948

Security: Two People, Two States, by Ezra Goldstein, October, 1989

The Sephardim in Israel, by Elie Eliachar, January, 1972

The Seventh Anniversary of the Founding of Israel, Louis Harap, 1955

“Shir Shalom” — Reclaiming a Secular Jewish Anthem, by Leonard Lehrman, November, 2003

Six Months After the War, by Morris U. Schappes, December, 1967

The Stones of Jerusalem (poem), I.E. Ronch, 1978

Two More on the Six Day War, by Louis Harap, December, 1967

The Verdict on the Massacre, editorial, March, 1983

The Women of the Wall, by Janet F. Goller, October, 1989

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Jewish Identity

American Jews Scan Their Culture, by Morris U. Schappes, November, 1958

Aspects of Survival, by Sanford Goldner, July-August, 1959

Being a Secular Jew, Elsie Levitan, 1978

Does Jewish Secularism Have a Future? — A Forum, 2009

Feminist and Jewish, by Regina P. Krummel, January, 1985

How Jewish History Took on Meaning, by Chaim Zhitlowsky, March, 1972

Is There a Future for Jewish Secularism, by Marc Lowenthal, January, 1976

Jewish Cultural Problems, by Haim Sloves, November, 1963

The Jewish Drug Scene in Great Neck, by Rachel Fialkoff, March, 1972

Wanted: Jewish Children’s Books, by Hershl Harris, November, 1963

Yiddishkeit and Revolution, by Morris U. Schappes, September, 1981

Jews

American Jews Scan Their Culture, by Morris U. Schappes, November, 1958

American Jews as World Citizens, Ruth Messinger, 1999

Anti-Semitism in the FBI, by Jack Levine, January, 1963

Aspects of Survival, by Sanford Goldner, July-August, 1959

Community Development: Reproducing the Jewish “Success Story,” Lawrence Bush, 1998

The Dubinsky Story, by Daniel L. Cohen, May, 1958

Duluth “Kasrikevke,” by Irene Paull, October, 1958

The East Side I Knew, Mike Gold, 1954

Energy Policy and Jewish Interests, Jeffrey Dekro, 1982

Highlighting Important Jewish Women, by Estelle Holt, November, 2003

The Holocaust and American Jewish Youth, Frederick A. Lazin, April, 1974

Is There a Future for Jewish Secularism, by Marc Lowenthal, January, 1976

Jewish Cultural Problems, by Haim Sloves, November, 1963

The Jewish Drug Scene in Great Neck, by Rachel Fialkoff, March, 1972

The Jews and American Slavery, Morris U. Schappes, 1954

The 1960 Elections and the “Jewish Vote,” Simon W. Gerson, October, 1960

Jews and the American Labor Movement, Morris U. Schappes, 1953

The Jews and the Civil War Centennial, Morris U. Schappes, 1962

The Jews and the Post-War Reaction after 1918, Morris U. Schappes, April, 1955

Jews Astir in Estonia, by Carol Jochnowitz, October, 1989

Jews in Latin America: Past and Present, by Paul Horowitz, September, 1981

The Jews of Salonika: In Memoriam, by John Taylor, January, 1985

Jewish Champs in American Sports, by Lester Rodney, June, 1958

Jewish Culture — A Weapon for Survival, Max Rosenfeld, 1959

Jewish Farmers of Petaluma, by Jacob M. Maze, March, 1958

Jewish Life in the United States — and the Role of the Morning Freiheit, Paul Novick, 1957

Jews and Prostitution, by Yankl Stillman, September, 2005

Jews in the Abraham Lincoln Brigades, Albert Prago, 1979

Jews in the Soviet Union (Correspondence from Moscow), Paul Novick, 1959

Jewish Women in U.S. History, by Jan Rosenberg, March, 1983

The Jewish Question and the Left, Old and New, Morris U. Schappes, 1970

The Jewish Resistance in France, Mitchell Abidor, 1982

Jewish Views of “Americanism,” Jo-Ann Mort, 1982

Statement on the Jews in Poland, by secular Jewish leaders, January, 1969

The Thirties and the Jewish Masses, Morris U. Schappes, 1955

Tikkun Conference Stirs Jewish Intellectuals, by Elliott L. Jurist, March, 1989

Tsarist Russia’s First Yiddish Newspaper, by Yankl Stillman, November, 2003

Judaism

About Bar Mitzvah, by Ruth Zalman, May, 1958

About the High Holidays, by Max Rosenfeld, September, 1973

Ethical Wills, by Billie Portnow, January, 1985

Judaism as a Counterculture, Lawrence Bush, 2007

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, by Ruth Zalman, September, 1958

The Tenacity of Jewish Liberalism, Lawrence Bush, 1982

Carl Jung

Carl J. Jung’s Shadow, by Herman H. Weiner, September, 1989

K

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka’s Jewish Question, Mitchell Abidor, 1983

Kibbutz

Kibbutzim in Israel, Paul Novick, 1959

Kishinev Pogrom

The Kishinev Pogrom Revisited, Lawrence Bush, 1978

Henry Kissinger

Kissinger in Focus, Max Gordon, April, 1974

Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak, Martyred Educator, Harry Bloch, 1978

Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan — Yesterday and Today, Mort Stavis, 1983

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Labor Movement

The Attitude of Jewish Labor to World War I, Morris U. Schappes, 1955

Chagall Takes a Union Test, I.E. Ronch, October, 1960

The Dubinsky Story, by Daniel L. Cohen, May, 1958

Early Life of the “Rebel Girl,” Elizabeth Gurly Flynn, 1955

Jews and the American Labor Movement, Morris U. Schappes, 1953

Lemlich, Clara interview 1982

Clara Lemlich Shavelson, Fifty Years in Labor’s Front Line, Paula Scheier, November, 1954

The Heroic Period of Jewish Labor, 1909-1914, Morris U. Schappes, 1955

The Little Breadwinner, by Rose Pastor Stokes (autobiography), June, 1958

Socialist Traditions of Jewish Labor, Morris U. Schappes, 1950

A Statement of the So-Called ‘RIght to Work’ Issue, by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, September, 1958

The Thirties and the Jewish Masses, Morris U. Schappes, 1955

Latin America

Jews in Latin America: Past and Present, by Paul Horowitz, September, 1981

Liberalism

Brandeis and the Liberal Tradition, Howard N. Meyer, September, 1984

The Tenacity of Jewish Liberalism, Lawrence Bush, 1982

Literature

Abba Kovner’s Struggle for Life, by Marc J. Straus, November, 2003

Howard Fast Short Story, Where Are Your Guns?, 1948

Edna Ferber’s Autobiography, Jack W. Weinman, November, 1960

Lion Feuchtwanger at Home, by Rabbi Abraham Bick, November, 1958

Itche Goldberg at 100: An Interview, May, 2004

Franz Kafka’s Jewish Question, Mitchell Abidor, 1983

Leon Uris’ Exodus reviewed, November, 1959

Morris Rosenfeld, Yiddish Classic, Billie Portnow, November, 1960

My Father Peretz Markish, by Shimon Markish, July-August, 1986

1905 Jews and Revolution, by Louis Harap, September, 1973

One of Her Kind: Anzia Yezierska, by Sarah Schulman, October, 1989

“Oppen” Readings: Visiting with Joseph Opatoshu, by Judith Elton Dunn, November, 2003

Our Yiddish Literary Heritage, Itche Goldberg, November, 1960

Sholem Asch: A Symposium, by Sidney Finkelstein, Aaron Katz, and Ben Levine, January,1958

A Translator’s Fun and Frustration (Moishe Nadir’s Numerology), Max Rosenfeld, November, 1960

A True Little Story, by Arnold Zweig, January, 1969

Wanted: Jewish Children’s Books, by Hershl Harris, November, 1963

Yiddish Stories (I.B. Singer), by Jack W. Weinman, November, 1958

Young Moses, by Annette T. Rubinstein, July-August, 1958

The “Yunge” in Goodman & Levin’s Dairy Restaurant, by Reuben Iceland, translated by Max Rosenfeld, September, 1989

Israel Zangwill: A VItal Force, by Ben Field, November, 1958

M

Peretz Markish

My Father Peretz Markish, 1986

Marxism

The Jewish Question and the Left, Old and New, Morris U. Schappes, 1970

Karl Marx and the Jewish Question, by Louis Harap, July, 1959

Karl Marx’s Marxism, by Louis Harap, March, 1983

McCarthyism

An Act of Infamy, by Louis Harap, January, 1954

The AJ Congress Convention, by Jack Greenfield, January, 1954

Blacklisted, He Fought Back (book review regarding Walter Bernstein), Deborah Elkin, 1998

Forty Years Later — But Not Too Late, Morris U. Schappes, 1982

The Harap Testimony, September, 1953

I Saw Jim Crow in Prison, Regina Frankfeld, 1955

I Was Subpoenaed to Atlanta, by Eugene Feldman, September, 1958

McCarran-Walter and Congress, Harriet Barron, 1955

McCarthy and Anti-Semitism, Charles R. Allen and Art D’Lugoff, July, 1953

Memorandum of the ADL, September, 1953

The Inquisition of Paul Novick, August, 1955

Open Letter to the Jewish People of the United States, Editorial, September, 1953

Albert Memmi

The Hairshirt of Albert Memmi, A.B. Magil, 1978

Felix Mendelssohn

The Incredible Felix Mendelssohn, Maurice Rauch, 1959

Mexican Americans

Brotherhood in Boyle Heights, Frances Lym, 1955

The Mexican Americans Organize, Frances Lym, 1955

Military Budget

Ben Cohen, Costs of War, 2003

Music

From Jewish Folk Poetry, by Shostakovich, by Sidney Finkelstein, October, 1958

Heroism in Jewish Folk Song, David Platt, 1962

The Secular Influence on Sephardic Song, by David Platt, March, 1972

Sephardic Songs Recorded, by Sonya Schappes, March, 1972

“Shir Shalom” — Reclaiming a Secular Jewish Anthem, by Leonard Lehrman, November, 2003

Steve Reich’s Jewish Music, by Steven P. Horowitz, March, 1983

N

Ralph Nader

Stop Ralph Nader! (He Can Show You How), Lawrence Bush, 2007

Moishe Nadir

A Translator’s Fun and Frustration (Moishe Nadir’s Numerology), Max Rosenfeld, November, 1960

Nazism

Heusinger’s Nazi Record, Charles R. Allen, Jr., 1961

The Hitler Boom and Fascism, by Charles R. Allen, January, 1976

Hubertus Strughold, Nazi in USA, Charles R. Allen, Jr., 1974

Nazis Have Already Returned to Bonn, by Nathan Straus, July-August, 1959

Nazi War Criminals Living Among Us, by Charles R. Allen, January, 1963

Nuremberg Trials—Soviet Views, by Norton Wheeler, September, 1981

The Old Nazis in West Germany, by Simon Federman, January, 1963

The Trial (Eichmann), poem by Aaron Kurtz

New Jewish Agenda

New Jewish Agenda’s Diversity, Max Rosenfeld, 1982

New Left

The Jewish Question and the Left, Old and New, Morris U. Schappes, 1970

New York

Sex in the City — on Fifth Avenue, No Less, by Pamela Vassil, November, 2003

Sholem Aleichem in New York, by N.B. Linder, November, 1958

Paul Novick

Accepting the M.S. Arnoni Award, by Paul Novick, October, 1989

Nuclear Energy

Energy Policy and Jewish Interests, Jeffrey Dekro, 1982

Nuclear Weapons

Scientists Warn, Peace or Death, Albert Einstein and Others, August, 1955

P

Palestinians

Israel and the Palestinians, Roger S. Gottlieb, May, 1981

To Our Friends Who Support the PLO: An Open Letter, Mort Stavis and Annette T. Rubinstein, 1980

Perspectives on Arafat, Susan Susser, 2005

Grace Paley

Grace Paley interview, 1998

Partisans

The Jewish Resistance in France, Mitchell Abidor, 1982

I.L. Peretz

Berel the Tailor, I.L. Peretz, 1955

Poetry

Mark Chagall, a poem by Aaron Kurtz, July-August, 1958

Abba Kovner’s Struggle for Life, by Marc J. Straus, November, 2003

The Polish Poet as Witness, by Olga Cabral, April, 1983

The Trial (Eichmann), poem by Aaron Kurtz

Poland

Holocaust History Rewritten in Poland, by Nora Levin, March, 1972

The Polish Poet as Witness, by Olga Cabral, April, 1983

Reflections on Self-Determination by an Exile from Poland, Julius Katz-Suchy, April, 1973

Statement on the Jews in Poland, by secular Jewish leaders, January, 1969

Prague Trial

The Truth About the Prague Trial, by Louis Harap, 1953

Prison

I Saw Jim Crow in Prison, Regina Frankfeld, 1955

Morris U. Schappes’ Prison Memoir, 1982

Psychology

Carl J. Jung’s Shadow, by Herman H. Weiner, September, 1989

Studies of Adolescence, by Harry N. Dubin, January, 1969

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Racism

American Imperialism and White Chauvinism, Herbert Aptheker, July, 1950

The Battle of Parkchester, Elihu S. Hicks, July, 1953

Can We Outlaw Hate Literature?, Victor Rabinowitz, February 1959

Civil War Centennial — Celebration or Desecration? Morris U. Schappes, January, 1961

Fighting Jim Crow in Cleveland, A. Strauss, October, 1953

In Defense of Angela Davis, by Albert Maltz, March, 1972

I Saw Jim Crow in Prison, Regina Frankfeld, 1955

The Menace of White Chauvinism, Carl Vedro, June, 1950

The New “Rassenscience,” Karen Sacks, 1978

Pilgrimage to Atlanta (Rosa Lee Ingrams Case), Jennie Truchman, February, 1954

Showdown on School Jim Crow, Elihu S. Hicks, February, 1954

Michael Ratner

War Criminals in the White House? Interview with Michael Ratner, 2007

Abraham Reisin

Abraham Reisen (1872-1953), Master of the Yiddish Story and Poet of the People, by Henry Goodman, November, 1963

Revolution

Yiddishkeit and Revolution, by Morris U. Schappes, September, 1981

Paul Robeson

Bonds of Brotherhood, Paul Robeson, 1954

Paul Robeson’s Legacy — On My Father’s Centennial, Paul Robeson, Jr., 1998

Paul Robeson, Jr. Refutes Misrepresentation, by Paul Robeson, Jr., April, 1983

Protecting Paul Robeson at Peekskill, Arthur J. Ost, 1998

Ernestine L. Rose

Ernestine Louise Rose (1810-1892), Bennett Muraskin, 1998

The Career of Ernestine L. Rose, Jean Karsavina, 1959

Rosenberg Case

Analysis of the Sobell Case, by Stephen S. Love, January, 1954

Campaigning for Morton Sobell, by Annette T. Rubinstein, June, 1958

The Legacy of the Rosenbergs, with letters by Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, 1953

A Letter to the White House (Morton Sobell), by Aaron Katz, June, 1959

The Rosenberg Case Reviewed, Aaron Katz, 1983

The Truth About the Rosenbergs’ Case, William Reuben, 1951

“What Did They Do To Them?” Interview with Julius Rosenberg’s Mother Sophie, Alice Citron, October, 1953

Was the Sobell Sentence Fair? Fred E. Daniels, October, 1953

What Was the Rosenbergs Crime? William Reuben, 1951

Morris Rosenfeld

Morris Rosenfeld, Yiddish Classic, Billie Portnow, November, 1960

Poems of Morris Rosenfeld, tr. Aaron Kramer, June, 1950

Russia (see also Soviet Jews)

Tsarist Russia’s First Yiddish Newspaper, by Yankl Stillman, November, 2003

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Morris U. Schappes

See complete issues at the bottom of this archive for “The Editor’s Diary,” covering a wide range of subjects in nearly every issue of the magazine.

Forty Years Later — But Not Too Late, 1982

Schappes’ New Illustrated History, by Edwin Wolf, October, 1958

Morris U. Schappes’ Prison Memoir, 1982

Personal and Political, 1982

Science

Genetics, Race, and Socially Responsible Science, by Alan McGowan, November, 2003

Scientists Warn, Peace or Death, Albert Einstein and Others, August, 1955

Secularism

Being a Secular Jew, Elsie Levitan, 1978

Does Jewish Secularism Have a Future? — A Forum, 2009

Heroism in Jewish Folk Song, David Platt, 1962

How Jewish History Took on Meaning, by Chaim Zhitlowsky, March, 1972

Is There a Future for Jewish Secularism, by Marc Lowenthal, January, 1976

Jewish Culture — A Weapon for Survival, Max Rosenfeld, 1959

On Being a Secular Jew, Elsie Levitan, 1978

On Being a Secular Jew 2, Elsie Levitan, 1978

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, by Ruth Zalman, September, 1958

Secular Jewish Education in the U.S.A., Itche Goldberg, 1959

Secular Jews and Social Action, Morris U. Schappes, September, 1980

A Secular View of Jewish Life, Morris U. Schappes, 1961

So This is the Secular Jew?, Jerald Bain, 1978

Survival — for What?, by Itche Goldberg, June, 1959

We Secular Jews Are Here, Hershl Hartman, 1979

Yiddishkeit and Revolution, by Morris U. Schappes, September, 1981

Zhitlovsky: Philosopher of Jewish Secularism, Max Rosenfeld, 1965

Segregation

Fight Ahead on Desegregation, Doxie A. Wilkerson, 1955

Two Hundred Years of Segregated Schools, W.E.B. DuBois, 1955

Sephardim

The Secular Influence on Sephardic Song, by David Platt, March, 1972

Sephardic Songs Recorded, by Sonya Schappes, March, 1972

The Sephardim in Israel, by Elie Eliachar, January, 1972

Sexuality

Sex in the City — on Fifth Avenue, No Less, by Pamela Vassil, November, 2003

Shakespeare

Shylock and Anti-Semitism, Morris U. Schappes, 1962

Sholem Aleichem

An Easy Fast, Sholem Aleichem

I Get a Good Job, by Sholem Aleichem, January, 1954

More Riches of Sholem Aleichem, by Morris U. Schappes, January, 1954

Sholem Aleichem and Charlie Chaplin, David Matis, 1959

Sholem Aleichem, Eventful Years: A Chronicle, 1959

Sholem Aleichem in New York, by N.B. Linder, November, 1958

Sholem Aleichem Story, “Joseph,” 1959

Shylock

Shylock and Anti-Semitism, Morris U. Schappes, 1962

I.B. Singer

Yiddish Stories (I.B. Singer), by Jack W. Weinman, November, 1958

Sobibor

The Uprising in Sobibor, Thomas Blatt, 1978

Social Activism

Candles Raised Against the Darkness, editorial, November, 2003

Secular Jews and Social Action, Morris U. Schappes, September, 1980

Tikkun Conference Stirs Jewish Intellectuals, by Elliott L. Jurist, March, 1989

Yiddishkeit and Revolution, by Morris U. Schappes, September, 1981

Socialism

Socialist Traditions of Jewish Labor, Morris U. Schappes, 1950

Why Socialism? A Symposium, 1982

Sociology

Studies of Adolescence, by Harry N. Dubin, January, 1969

Soviet Jews

The ADL Report (on Soviet Jews), by Morris U. Schappes, October, 1958

Current Soviet Yiddish Literature, II, by Haim Sloves, December, 1967

The Devil’s Theory of Zionism in the USSR, Sid Resnick, 1982

Jews in the Soviet Union (Correspondence from Moscow), by Paul Novick, june, 1959

Levy’s Book on the Soviet Jewish Question, by Louis Harap, July-August, 1958

New Soviet Jewish Culture Societies, by Sid Resnick, March, 1989

Nuremberg Trials—Soviet Views, by Norton Wheeler, September, 1981

Readers’ Forum on USSR and Jews, by Israel Kugler and A.B. Magil, January, 1985

Soviet Jewish Emigrants or Refugees, editorial, March, 1989

Soviet Jewish Partisans, Jack Nusan Porter, 1982

The Soviet Jewish Situation: a Declaration, Paul Novick, Chaim Suller, Itche Goldberg, Morris U. Schappes, 1982

“Trial” in the Lubyanka, 1952, Hershl Hartman, 2007

Spanish Civil War

Jews in the Abraham Lincoln Brigades, Albert Prago, 1979

Sports

Jewish Champs in American Sports, by Lester Rodney, June, 1958

Stalinism

Stalin Dissected, Max Gordon, 1979

Rose Pastor Stokes

The Little Breadwinner, by Rose Pastor Stokes (autobiography), June, 1958

Supreme Court

The People Versus the Supreme Court, 1951

Avrom Sutzkever

Sutzkever, Avrom at 80, 1993

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Terrorism

Defining Terrorism, Reining in VIgilantism, Editorial, May, 2004

Theater

All in the Family: Pain and Paranoia in Feiffer’s “A Bad Friend,” by Ralph Seliger, November, 2003

Biography of a Theater (Habima), by Sam Pevzner, April, 1958

The First Yiddish Theater Production in the USA, Nathaniel Buchwald, 1954

The Holocaust in Drama, by Joel Shatzky, April, 1983

What Made Sammy Kill Himself?, by David Shaber, November, 1958

Torah (see Bible)

Translation

A Translator’s Fun and Frustration (Moishe Nadir’s Numerology), Max Rosenfeld, November, 1960

U

Urban Studies

Cleveland Fifty Years ago, by Joseph Morgenstern, January, 1958

United States

Bitter Fruit of the Marshall Plan, editorial, May, 1948

Candles Raised Against the Darkness, editorial, November, 2003

Can We Have Peace in Our Time, by Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn, May, 1958

Cleveland Fifty Years ago, by Joseph Morgenstern, January, 1958

Defining Terrorism, Reining in VIgilantism, Editorial, May, 2004

The 1960 Elections and the “Jewish Vote,” Simon W. Gerson, October, 1960

Nixon, Dayan, and U.S. Middle East Policy, an editorial, January, 1969

The Path of Felix Frankfurter, by Victor Rabinowitz, February, 1958

Reagan, Bush, and Nicaragua, by David Seigel, January, 1985

Resistance to Pres. Reagan, editorial, January, 1985

Leon Uris’ Exodus reviewed, November, 1959

V

Vietnam and Israel, the Search for Independence, Tran Dan, 1983

W

Warsaw Ghetto

Amid Crumbling Walls, Tevya Bozhikowski, tr. Max Rosenfeld, 1955

“Comrade Mordecai,” Emanuel Ringelblum, translated by Yuri Suhl, 1962

Five Portraits of Ghetto Heroes, by A. Berman, April, 1958

The First Uprising Against Nazi Occupation, by Michael Mirski, April, 1973

Ringelblum’s Diary, 1953

Morris Winchevsky

On Language and Religion, Morris Winchevsky, 1982

Poems of Morris Winchevsky, tr. Aaron Kramer, May, 1950

Women

Feminist and Jewish, by Regina P. Krummel, January, 1985

Growing Up Female, Jewish, and Radical, Margie Rosenbluth, 1978

Highlighting Important Jewish Women, by Estelle Holt, November, 2003

Homecoming: A Jewish Daughter about a Jewish Mother, by May Hartman, January, 1985

Israeli Women Pioneers, Hedy Shneyer, 1978

Jewish Women in U.S. History, by Jan Rosenberg, March, 1983

Jewish Women Now (pamphlet of column reprints)

Jews and Prostitution, by Yankl Stillman, September, 2005

Lillian Wald (1867-1940) and Social Welfare, by Yankl Stillman, May, 2004

One of Her Kind: Anzia Yezierska, by Sarah Schulman, October, 1989

A Step Backward, by Janet F. Goller, September, 1989

The Women of the Wall, by Janet F. Goller, October, 1989

World War I

World War I and the Jewish Masses, Morris U. Schappes, 1955

World War II

Bitter Fruit of the Marshall Plan, editorial, May, 1948

Y

Yiddish

A Translator’s Fun and Frustration (Moishe Nadir’s Numerology), Max Rosenfeld, November, 1960

Berel the Tailor, I.L. Peretz, 1955

The First Yiddish Theater Production in the USA, Nathaniel Buchwald, 1954

Isaac Meir Dick, Gerald Stillman, October, 1998

Itche Goldberg at 100: An Interview, May, 2004

Jewish Partisans in the Woods, Chaver Paver, 1952

Maurice Samuel’s Perceptive Volume, by Eli Katz, January, 1972

Moishe Leyb Halpern, Rebel Poet, V.J. Jerome,1955

Morris Rosenfeld, Yiddish Classic, Billie Portnow, November, 1960

On Language and Religion, Morris Winchevsky, 1982

“Oppen” Readings: Visiting with Joseph Opatoshu, by Judith Elton Dunn, November, 2003

Our Yiddish Literary Heritage, Itche Goldberg, November, 1960

The Place of Yiddish in Jewish Education, by William Glicksman, January, 1972

Poems of Morris Rosenfeld, tr. Aaron Kramer, June, 1950

Poems of Morris Winchevsky, tr. Aaron Kramer, May, 1950

Rosten’s Fractured Humor, Sam Pevzner, January, 1960

Sholem Aleichem and Charlie Chaplin, David Matis, 1959

Sholem Aleichem, Eventful Years: A Chronicle, 1959

Sholem Aleichem Story, “Joseph,” 1959

Sholem Asch: A Symposium, by Sidney Finkelstein, Aaron Katz, and Ben Levine, January,1958

The Spirit of Yiddish, Max Rosenfeld, 1982

Teaching Our Children Yiddish, Linda Gritz, 2007

Tsarist Russia’s First Yiddish Newspaper, by Yankl Stillman, November, 2003

Waiting for Yiddish,  Richard Fein, 1999

Yiddish Stories (I.B. Singer), by Jack W. Weinman, November, 1958

Yugntruf, 1981, by Daniel Soyer, September, 1981

The “Yunge” in Goodman & Levin’s Dairy Restaurant, by Reuben Iceland, translated by Max Rosenfeld, September, 1989

Z

Israel Zangwill

Israel Zangwill: A VItal Force, by Ben Field, November, 1958

Chaim Zhitlovsky

Zhitlovsky: Philosopher of Jewish Secularism, Max Rosenfeld, 1965

Zionism

The Balfour Declaration Revisited, by Harold Ticktin, May 2004

The Black Panthers, Jews, and Israel, George Wald, Huey Newton et al, 1971

Jabotinsky and Kolbe: A Correspondence of Views, by Harold Ticktin, January, 1985

People’s Action on Palestine, various writers, May, 1948

What Program for U.S. Zionism? Louis Harap, 1952

The Zionist Movement Revisited,  Louis Harap, 1975

Zionism and Imperialism, Morris U. Schappes, 1953

 

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