The Jewish Chicken Farmers of Petaluma: Why Remember?

Part 2 by Kenneth Kann To read Part 1, click here.   I CONDUCTED hundreds more interviews in the years ahead: the children of the immigrants, the grandchildren, and the new suburban settlers who inherited the community. The immigrant children were the generation of my own American-born parents. Here was an assimilation drama. They grew up […]

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All About Khanike-Hanukkah-Chanukah

A RESOURCE FROM JEWISH CURRENTS’ SCHAPPES CENTER FOR CULTURAL JEWISH LIFE (Sponsored, in part, by the Kurz Family Foundation. Illustration [above] from Richard Codor and Lawrence Bush’s Babushkin’s Catalogue of Jewish Inventions.)   KHANIKE (that’s the YIVO-style transliteration of the Yiddish pronunciation for Hanukkah, which we use to honor Yiddish culture) is one of the […]

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This Land is Mine

Please take a look at Nina Paley’s brilliantly sardonic “This Land Is Mine,” the strongest statement you’ll ever see for a two-state solution in the Middle East, right now! Paley’s films include the full-length animation, Sita Sings the Blues. She is committed to freeing art, including her own, from copyright restriction. Enjoy her fantastic work […]

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Young Jews Telling Jokes

Jewish Currents has been running its “Off the Stage!” feature, with caricatures and one-liners of young Jewish stand-up comics, in its print edition for nearly two years. Five of these are artfully strung together in this video.

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Our Red Rosa

ROSA LUXEMBURG’S JEWISH LIFE AND COMPLICATED LEGACY by Helen Engelhardt from the Summer 2016 issue of Jewish Currents “If they expect us to murder our French or other foreign brothers, then let us tell them — under no circumstances!” A SHORT, frail woman with a clumsy limp had taken the stage at Fechenheim, a district […]

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