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Footnotes on Footnotes

Sarah Glidden & Mike Dawson on Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza by Nicholas Jahr The Israeli occupying army carried out bloody atrocities in the Gaza Strip [during the 1956 Sinai War], killing “at least 75 Palestinians immediately after capturing the strip during a brutal house-to-house search for weapons and fedayeen in Khan Yunis” and killing […]

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Staughton Lynd on Abidor’s Anarchists Never Surrender

Our contributing writer and Uncivil Servant Mitchell Abidor‘s translation of 20th-century revolutionary Victor Serge’s writing, Anarchists Never Surrender, was recently published by PM Press. Now Counterpunch has a deeply considered review of the collection by none other than Staughton Lynd, who writes that: “Anarchists Never Surrender offers precious documentation of Serge’s early career.” Lynd takes […]

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Marc Jampole’s “Hashmal”

Earlier this summer, editorial board member and frequent Blog-Shmog contributor Marc Jampole’s short story “Hashmal” was published by the Jewish Literary Journal. A voyage through “the long, narrow, tenebrous breach from the light outside the door to the light at the end of the hall,” it’s a reflection on ways of knowing and the kabbalistic […]

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Jewish History for Teens

Four Millenia of Great Diversity — In 300+ Pages by Gerald Sorin From the Spring, 2015 issue of Jewish Currents Reviewed in this Essay: The Veterans of History: A Young Person’s History of the Jews, by Mitchell Silver. Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice, 2014, 334 pages. MITCHELL SILVER IS A CONSUMMATE STORYTELLER, and […]

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An Interview with Tamar Zinn

Over at 365 Artists 365 Days, Jewish Currents editorial board member and painter Tamar Zinn is interviewed about her work, particularly her new series Blacks and Whites and Tangle. It’s tempting (but maybe too easy?) to see the former as her most recent experiments in color and the latter as her most recent in line, […]

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Jazz Poetry May 21st

  At the Thirteenth Street Theater   Poetry as Jazz Poetry as Blues Poetry as Theater One Night Only Join Marc Jampole and Barry Wallenstein on May 21st for a unique poetry event. Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 PM The Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre 50 West 13th Street New York, NY Marc Jampole, Jewish Currents […]

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The Passing of the Sholom Aleichem Club

A Philadelphia Community From 1954 to 2015 By Robert Kleiner THE SHOLOM ALEICHEM CLUB, a secular Jewish organization that has been committed to the study of our history, to Jewish continuity, to the enhancement of Jewish identity, to the education of our community and our children, and to social activism as a vital part of secular […]

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