Yiddish Tish Pariz

I wanted to point you all toward the website for Yiddish Tish Pariz: yidish tish iz an umformele grupe far mentshn vos voynen in pariz (oder noent tsu pariz, oder vos forn geveyntlekh keyn pariz) vos redn yidish, oder vos haltn zikh in lernen yidish. mir zenen umophengik, nisht farbunden mit keyn shum organizatsyes, un mir […]

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The Storm, Part 3

What I learned from the storm, after four days without electricity: that none of the work I do creates a tear in the fabric of existence if it is not done for a few days that I have a very strong back that I have friends who love me and call when they hear that […]

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The Storm, Part 2

It was an old electrical post labeled 1955, at the edge of neighbors’ property, that took out our electricity when it fell. The worst storm in Central Hudson’s history, the woman at the power company told us, and since our damage is local and confined to two houses, it might take days, probably a week, […]

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The Storm

by Lawrence Bush The morning after the storm, the fish tank temperature is down 68 from its standard 82 degrees. I heat two small potfuls of water from our one big potful and dump them in, which raises the temperature to 70. Next time, Susan says, we should empty water from the tank itself, heat […]

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Black History Month: The hidden history of Communists in the Civil Rights movement in Alabama

In honor of Black History Month, NPR’s Tell Me More program has an interview with historian Robin D.G. Kelley. Kelley, now the Harmsworth Chair of American History at Oxford (the first African-American to hold the position), talks about the history of Communists in the civil rights movement in Alabama. He wrote about this history in […]

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Avram Sutzkever z"l

As a quarterly magazine, Jewish Currents sadly can’t always keep up with the deaths of Jewish heroes and heroines of our parents’ and grandparents’ generations in a timely way. Radical historian Howard Zinn, Yiddish theater star Mina Bern, leftwing sportswriter Lester Rodney, and cultural pioneer Art D’Lugoff all passed within the past few weeks and […]

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