Great Fears, Great Hopes: A Jewish Agricultural Settlement in 19th Century Oregon

by Karen Karin Rosenberg Discussed in this essay: Stepmother Russia, Foster Mother America: Identity Transitions in the New Odessa Jewish Commune, Odessa, Oregon, New York, 1881-1891, by Theodore Friedgut, and Recollections of a Communist by Israel Mandelkern, introduced and annotated by Theodore H. Friedgut. Both in one volume, Academic Studies Press, 2014, 199 pages. ZIONIST […]

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February 8: Pauline Koner on Stage

Dancer Pauline Koner, who toured as a soloist for fifteen years before joining dance companies, and created extravaganzas for the Roxy Theater and other venues — including the glamorous “Holiday on Ice” revue — died at 89 in New York on this date in 2001. A child of the Workmen’s Circle (her father created the […]

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