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July 14: Henry Hurwitz and the Menorah Journal

Henry Hurwitz, who founded and edited The Menorah Journal, one of America’s foremost Jewish publications, was born in Lithuania on this date in 1886. Hurwitz came to the U.S. with his family at 5. He organized the Harvard Menorah Society in 1906, which by 1913 grew into a multi-campus organization, the  Intercollegiate Menorah Association. Louis […]

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The Menorah Journal

by Bennett Muraskin THE MENORAH JOURNAL, founded in 1915, was the leading English-language Jewish intellectual and literary journal of its era. Unfortunately, it was never fully appreciated by the secular Jewish movement of its day, and its impact on Jewish intellectual life continues to be neglected by the American Jewish community as a whole. The […]

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Here Come the Robots

by Terry H. Schwadron FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL candidates, promises about jobs, job creation, and saving the middle class are staples. In just the last couple of weeks, Donald Trump was in Pittsburgh, decrying international trade agreements and promising to bring steel manufacture and jobs back to the region. Hillary Clinton talks about government-sponsored infrastructure jobs […]

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Gevalt, How Did This Happen?

GETTING OLD, STAYING VITAL by Zelda Gamson from the Summer 2016 issue of Jewish Currents Either you will go through this door or you will not go through. If you go through there is always the risk of remembering your name. Things look at you doubly and you must look back and let them happen. […]

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