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“The 99%”

Remarkable photographs of Occupy Wall Street participants by Matthew Septimus, from his longer set, “Greetings from Zuccotti Park.” Music by Gamelan Son of Lion, compositions by Laura Liben. Two years after Occupy’s encampments were broken up across the country, the impact of the Occupiers’ direct-action politics continues to embolden American activists. Jewish Currents thanks Matthew […]

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You Can Touch My Boobies

Rachel Bloom celebrates the cluelessness of Jewish adolescence in this outrageous video, which has been viewed nearly four million times at YouTube. Her “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury” video was nominated for a Hugo Award. Bloom is a 2009 graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Golden Globe (no pun intended)-winning actress.

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I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist

Viewed by more than 80,000 people at YouTube, this Gilbert & Sullivan parody was created by Joshua Tyra while a graduate student at Trinity International University. Tyra is the composer of numerous songs and instrumental pieces and is active in theater as a musical director, arranger, and piano accompanist. He blogs at http://joshsdig.blogspot.com

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Summer 2016

“Make Her Do It” — The Editors on pushing Hillary to the left “It’s Back!” — The Editors on leftwing and rightwing anti-Semitism Mitchell Abidor on Solidarity with Muslims Zelda Gamson on Getting Old Rabbi Judy Weiss on Tisha b’Av in the Age of Climate Change Lawrence Bush on Lenny Bruce Marc Jampole: Were the […]

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Mountain Day

Shavuot (Shvues in Yiddish) is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the “giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.” This video by Jewish Currents editor Lawrence Bush explores the question of what is Torah for our time, who are the prophets of our lives, and how might we transcend the need to be given anything from […]

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