Authors / Bennett Muraskin

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The Long Jewish Relationship with Thomas Jefferson
What explains the long history of Jewish admiration for this particular founding father?
Bennett Muraskin November 3, 2018
Obituary
Uri Avnery, 1923-2018
The lion of Israel’s peace movement has passed away at age 94.
Bennett Muraskin August 21, 2018
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Rethinking the Exodus Story
Bennett Muraskin March 23, 2018
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Arthur Szyk, a “Soldier in Art”
Bennett Muraskin February 14, 2018
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Jewish Heretics and Heretical Jews
Bennett Muraskin January 25, 2018
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In Memoriam: Julius Lester
Bennett Muraskin January 24, 2018
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In Memoriam: The Woman Who Popularized “Ms.”
Bennett Muraskin January 18, 2018
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The UN Partition Plan, Seventy Years Later
Bennett Muraskin December 24, 2017
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Nir Baram’s Search for an Israeli-Palestinian Solution
Bennett Muraskin November 20, 2017
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Aaron Lansky and the Gospel of Yiddish
Bennett Muraskin November 7, 2017
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The Bund at 120
Bennett Muraskin October 31, 2017
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More about Marxism: Time to Give Up the Ghost
Bennett Muraskin October 18, 2017
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Mishegos and Mayhem in the Yiddish Press
Bennett Muraskin September 22, 2017
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Some Religious Roots of Jewish Humor
Bennett Muraskin August 26, 2017
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Free Palestine?
Bennett Muraskin August 15, 2017
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Newark, 1967: Rebellion? Race Riot? Or Just Plain Riot?
Bennett Muraskin July 18, 2017
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The Rightwing Specter
Bennett Muraskin June 8, 2017
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American Resistance to World War I
Bennett Muraskin May 23, 2017
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In Memoriam: Irwin Corey
Bennett Muraskin February 16, 2017
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Constructing Liberty: An Immigration Anthology
Bennett Muraskin February 14, 2017
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In Memoriam: Henry Foner
Bennett Muraskin January 31, 2017
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People of the Book 101
Bennett Muraskin December 15, 2016
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Publications for Secular Jewish Kids: A History
Bennett Muraskin December 2, 2016
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A Cornucopia of Yiddish Stories
Bennett Muraskin November 20, 2016
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In Memoriam: Jack Greenberg, Gene Wilder
Bennett Muraskin October 29, 2016
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Jews Among the Wobblies
Bennett Muraskin October 17, 2016
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In Memoriam: Fred Hellerman, Oscar Brand
Bennett Muraskin October 14, 2016
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In Memoriam: Stanley Sheinbaum
Bennett Muraskin September 28, 2016
Articles
Premature Anti-Fascism
Bennett Muraskin September 4, 2016
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Oedipus in Brooklyn
Bennett Muraskin August 22, 2016
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Against the Phrase, “White Privilege”
Bennett Muraskin July 23, 2016
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The Menorah Journal
Bennett Muraskin July 13, 2016
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The Life, Times, and Legacy of Sholem Aleichem
Bennett Muraskin May 7, 2016
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In Memoriam: Theodore Bikel
Bennett Muraskin May 1, 2016
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A Short History of Jews in the American Labor Movement, Part 3
Bennett Muraskin April 7, 2016
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A Short History of Jews in the American Labor Movement, Part 2
Bennett Muraskin March 29, 2016
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A Short History of Jews in the American Labor Movement
Bennett Muraskin March 24, 2016
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Enough of “They Fought Back”!
Bennett Muraskin January 3, 2016
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Dispatches from Yiddish New York
Bennett Muraskin January 1, 2016
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Gun Control May Be a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Bennett Muraskin December 15, 2015
Articles
From Yiddishland to America
Bennett Muraskin June 14, 2015
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Jews and Baseball: Highlights, Low Lights, and Shining Lights
Bennett Muraskin May 23, 2015
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Torturing the Talmud
Bennett Muraskin March 13, 2015
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Is Israel Really “The Jewish State”?
Bennett Muraskin February 28, 2015
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BORING!! Reflections on a Bar Mitsve Service
Bennett Muraskin February 16, 2015
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You Know More Yiddish Than You Think
Bennett Muraskin December 10, 2014
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The Last Empire: If Only
Bennett Muraskin November 14, 2014
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Mameloshn: Jacob Dinezon, Yiddish Literary Patron and Participant
Bennett Muraskin November 2, 2014
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A Secular Yom Kippur Service
Bennett Muraskin October 2, 2014
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Why Reparations Now?
Bennett Muraskin August 7, 2014
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When I Was Against Gun Control — and Why I Changed My Mind
Bennett Muraskin July 18, 2014
Articles
Sholem Aleichem’s Show Biz Triumph
Bennett Muraskin July 6, 2014
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The Bible as (Not!) History
Bennett Muraskin April 24, 2014
Articles
The Beilis Blood Libel Trial
Bennett Muraskin January 17, 2014
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Follow Up: Going Viral with Ashkenazic Name Origins
Bennett Muraskin January 10, 2014
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Mandela and the Jews
Bennett Muraskin December 16, 2013
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Is Israel a Colonial Settler State?
Bennett Muraskin December 10, 2013
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Jews and the Advent of Capitalism
Bennett Muraskin August 8, 2013
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The Prophetic Tradition: Is It Ours?
Bennett Muraskin February 7, 2013
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Secular Jewish Education, a Critique
Bennett Muraskin January 7, 2013
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The Origins and Meanings of Ashkenazic Last Names
Bennett Muraskin November 13, 2012
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Jews and the Left: A Conference Report
Bennett Muraskin June 12, 2012
Articles
Jews in American Sports
Bennett Muraskin October 3, 2011
Articles
Yiddish Literature in English Translation
Bennett Muraskin March 30, 2009
Articles
In Memoriam
Bennett Muraskin December 1, 2008
Articles
Demographics and Democracy in the Jewish State
Bennett Muraskin January 1, 2003