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Spring 2016

Lawrence Bush on Fifty Years of Presidential Politics: “My Democratic Ass ” Do Black Lives Matter? An Editorial Ilana Masad on Why Gender Politics Are Important Richard Rothstein on the Ethical Challenges Facing Teachers (in a Test-Driven System) Mitchell Abidor: “The Far Right Moves Mainstream” Cecil Bloom on Charles DIckens’s Anti-Semitism Robert A. Slayton on […]

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The Uncivil Servant: Hillary Clinton’s Scolds

IF HILLARY Clinton’s supporters wanted to confirm their image as irrelevant relics they couldn’t have done better than they have over the past few days. Madeleine Albright’s “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” and Gloria Steinem’s “When you’re young you’re thinking, where are the boys, and the boys […]

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Jewish Lunacy

Jewish Currents editor Lawrence Bush’s “Jewish Lunacy” tells all about the Moon and Passover — including how many matse boxes it would take to stack your way up to there.

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The Farewell Letters of the Manouchian Group

Jews of the French Resistance in Their Final Hours Translated by Mitchell Abidor From the Autumn 2015 special issue of Jewish Currents on the theme, “Honoring the Jewish Resistance.” THE MEMBERS of the Manouchian Group, twenty-three mostly foreign-born men and women fighting in the Communist Resistance in France, were captured in the fall of 1943. […]

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The Paper Pushcart

Jewish Currents has acquired a stack of some of the most creative and progressive books for kids in two age groups, 2-5 and 6-10 — and we’d like to send them to your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, one book per one month for the next six months. The cost of enrolling in the Paper […]

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Comrade Mordecai

A Memoir from the Warsaw Ghetto by Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum, translated by Yuri Suhl From the Autumn 2015 special issue of Jewish Currents on the theme, “Honoring the Jewish Resistance.” Originally translated and published in 1962. IN THE LATTER HALF of 1943, the famous Warsaw Ghetto historian, Emanuel Ringelblum, a Left Poale Zionist, while hiding […]

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Gertrude Stein’s Romance with Fascism

by Dusty Sklar MODERNIST INNOVATOR, TASTEMAKER and (by her own admission) artistic genius Gertrude Stein was beloved by many. She had a warm, charming persona that almost never failed to delight people. She delighted historian Bernard Fay (1893-1978), a fellow American intellectual with whom she had several things in common. Both were gay (Hemingway referred […]

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Tullia Zevi and the Jews of Italy

Tullia Zevi, who was among the few women journalists to report on the Nuremberg war crimes trial in 1946 and served as president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities from 1983 to 1998, died at 91 on this date in 2011. Born Tullia Calabi in Milan, she was in Switzerland with her family in […]

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