Billy Yalowitz’s “East Towards Home”

by Joel Shatzky The script of Billy Yalowitz’s multi-media paean to Woody Guthrie and the Jewish-American left, “East Towards Home,” contains a great deal of nostalgia for this reviewer. Using four characters — Woody Guthrie; Sylvie, the politically committed dancer, roughly modeled after Woody’s second wife; Marjorie (nee Greenblatt), the Teller, who does much of […]

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June 19th in Soho: Celebrate Our Summer Supplement

The Jewish Currents Summer Supplement, now on press, is a 32-page booklet of art, poetry and prose about marriage and relationships entitled 2  the Art of Marriage. Help us celebrate its publication by attending the event on June 19th. It’s free, it’s in a beautiful Soho gallery, and it’s going to be fabulous. 2  the Art […]

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University doublespeak, a loving memoir of a victim of terrorism, radical Yiddish humor – celebrating three new books from Blue Thread

On Thursday, May 23, a discerning crowd of literature-lovers gathered at The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture to celebrate the publication of three new works from Blue Thread, the book imprint of Jewish Currents. Editor Lawrence Bush hosted the event, which featured wine, cheese, and many other nosheray, all enjoyed amidst lively banter and good […]

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