These homemade hanukiyahs are perfect

by Jacob Plitman Banner credit: Alex Foley   LIKE OUR COUSINS the Elves, we Jews are a crafty, clever and resourceful people.  Marooned as many of us are within a Christian-hegemonic superpower, we reach for what is at hand — ritually, by turning a minor holiday about the Jewish Taliban into a major celebration, and literally, by turning […]

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Who Deserves a Holiday More than Columbus?

by Jacob Plitman   Christopher Columbus was an extremely bad guy who should not be celebrated by anyone at any time. So creating a full list of people that deserve a national holiday more than Columbus is tough, because theoretically it should include nearly every single person ever born. Like, think of everyone you know that, for example, […]

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Call for Bund-Related Submissions! Deadline 10/23

THIS YEAR MARKS the 120th anniversary of the Jewish Labor Bund. What was the Bund? In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Bund was a mass-membership Jewish Socialist organization dedicated to class struggle. At its peak, it boasted 40,000 active members, schools, gymnasiums, and Jewish self defense units. Though its relationship to other Leftist […]

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