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Slow Burn: Quarantine Edition
Exodus: Pekudai
Can people in pursuit of freedom trust each other?
Ari M. Brostoff June 9, 2022
Newsletter
Israel Moves to Ban the Palestinian Flag
New legislation would criminalize the display of the colors of “any enemy state” at public institutions.
Isaac Scher June 7, 2022
Review
An Object Not Meant to Object
On The Wayland Rudd Collection
Zoé Samudzi June 6, 2022
Newsletter
A Historic Jewish Wedding in a New Jersey Women’s Prison
Two brides tie the knot with human volunteers acting as chuppah poles
Aviva Stahl June 2, 2022
Newsletter
Balancing the Scales
How much did AIPAC affect a close Democratic primary in Texas?
Isaac Scher June 1, 2022
Conversation
Learning in the Dark
Feminist writer and organizer Meredith Tax on her reissued classic The Rising of the Women, and the long, entangled histories of women’s movements and labor struggles.
Avi Steinberg June 1, 2022
Report
Progressive Lawmakers Demand Stop to Israeli “War Crime” in Masafer Yatta
In a letter to the Secretary of State, 15 House Democrats urged the administration to intervene against the expulsion of Palestinians from West Bank villages.
Isaac Scher May 31, 2022
Poetry
Die Schreibblockade: Selections
“I have returned to the city of my dead. / It is the living who live there. I do not know them.”
Eugene Ostashevsky May 27, 2022
Newsletter
What the Popular History of the Soviet Jewry Movement Leaves Out
An interview with Tova Benjamin, the curator of the Jewish Currents Soviet Issue’s centerpiece section.
David Klion May 26, 2022
History
The Best Place in the World for Soviet Jews
The Soviet Jewry Movement exposed a rift between Israel and the US that persists to this day.
Jonathan Dekel-Chen May 26, 2022
History
The Hidden Joys of Soviet Jews
In compiling an oral history of Soviet Jewish experience, asking different questions yields surprising answers.
Olesya Shayduk-Immerman May 25, 2022
History
The Other Soviet Jewish Dissidents
A circle of activists known as pravozashchitniki, who advanced a universalist argument for Soviet human rights, have been largely erased from Jewish communal memory.
Emily Tamkin May 25, 2022
Newsletter
“Israel Knows It Will Have Impunity”
Two weeks after Shireen Abu Akleh was killed—by Israeli soldiers, according to eyewitnesses—no independent body is investigating her death.
Isaac Scher May 24, 2022
History
How Jewish Currents Covered the Soviet Jewry Movement
Even once the magazine accepted the evidence of Soviet antisemitism, it continued to distrust the politics of the mainstream campaign.
Lawrence Bush May 24, 2022
History
Henry “Scoop” Jackson and the Jewish Cold Warriors
An alliance between Jewish activists and congressional neocons made Soviet Jewry a key issue in superpower relations—and reshaped American Jewish politics in the process.
Hadas Binyamini May 24, 2022
History
The Soviet Jewry Movement, Revisited
At its root, the struggle over the fate of Soviet Jews was a struggle over where in the world Jews belonged.
History
The Ambivalent Émigrés
Antisemitism was a fact of life for Soviet Jews, but it did not top their list of reasons to leave.
Anna Shternshis May 23, 2022
History
Introduction: The Soviet Jewry Movement, Revisited
At its root, the struggle over the fate of Soviet Jews was a struggle over where in the world Jews belonged.
Tova Benjamin May 23, 2022
Newsletter
Shared Grief Is Not Enough
After the Buffalo massacre, Jewish institutions must confront their own complicity with white supremacy.
Rebecca Pierce May 19, 2022
The State of the Genre
Books of Sarah
In 2021, Jewish fiction grappled, in registers both tragic and comic, with questions of gender, power, and sexual politics.
Josh Lambert May 18, 2022
Newsletter
The Voice of a Generation, Silenced
Three Palestinian writers remember the legendary journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
Tareq Baconi, Zaha Hassan, and Mezna Qato May 17, 2022
Conversation
“You Cannot Unsee This Image”
Rashid Khalidi on the colonial logic that devalues eyewitness accounts of the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh
Dylan Saba May 17, 2022
Poetry
from Flight and Metamorphosis
“A stranger always has / his homeland in his arms”
Nelly Sachs May 13, 2022
Newsletter
Remembering Kathy Boudin
Three comrades on the life and legacy of a radical activist
Laura Whitehorn, Roslyn D. Smith, and Bill Ayers May 12, 2022
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