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A Lock and Key on the Seder Plate

Jewish Currents has helped to organize a Jewish Working Group to End the New Jim Crow, which includes a task force within the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, T’ruah (formerly Rabbis for Human Rights—North America), and JFREJ (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice). This Working Group has promised three products: a Passover Haggadah supplement, a Jewish study […]

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Follow-up: Jonah Markowitz and Hurricane Sandy

Our Summer issue featured amazing photographs by Jonah Markowitz of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn and Queens. Markowitz also had a great set of photographs published in the New York Times on October 27th, about James “Frank the Fish” Culleton, a fisherman in the Rockaways whose life was overturned by the Hurricane. […]

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Torah Toons, Week Three

In Lekh-Lekha (Genesis 12-17), Abram, soon to be Abraham, is commanded to “Go forth” from his father’s house and ancestral home. So are our babies commanded from birth. A one-minute Torah Toon by Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents.

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New in Our Multi-Media Room: “The 99%”

During the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park, Matthew Septimus took many hundreds of wonderful photographs of demonstrators, visitors, police, and others connected to OWS. More than 200 of these portraits are presented in “The 99%,” with music by Gamelan Son of Lion, composed by Laura Liben, new at the JCultcha Gallery Multi-Media Room.

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New at Our YouTube Channel: “Gratitude”

Esther Cohen and Matthew Septimus create a new, collaborative Jewish New Year card every year. This year, their card inspired me to create a short video, using Matthew’s photograph (of Norway) and Esther’s poem (“Gratitude”), with a little heartbeat music by me. View it below. And please view our other videos at our new YouTube […]

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Another Successful Year

by Lawrence Bush Another successful year hiding from God (Motherfucking God) behind this poem behind my newspaper behind that large slice of chocolate cake which I intend to purchase and eat and digest Another successful year evading the Decree by ducking behind my avalanche of work, by joining the mob of people who once in […]

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