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The New-ish, Jew-ish Economy

REPARATIONS, SUSTAINABILITY, DEMOCRACY by Kate Poole and Jessica Rosenberg Published in the Spring 2017 issue of Jewish Currents.   WHAT ARE our roles and our responsibilities, as Jews, in the economy? Hand in hand with the economic, political, scientific, and agricultural change that we are seeking, we believe that we must also be working towards […]

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Make America Great Again #2: Scientists Strike!

by Lawrence Bush To read #1 in this series, on voting rights, click here. EVERYBODY WHO KNOWS ANYTHING knows that the overwhelming majority of scientists and scientific associations worldwide share a consensus that global climate change is underway and is, in the words of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006), “caused by […]

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June 24: Martin Perl and Subatomic Particles

Physicist Martin Perl, who shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics with Frederick Reines for their discovery of subatomic particles, the tau lepton (Perl) and the neutrino (Reines), was born to Polish Jewish immigrants in New York on this date in 1927. Perl earned his Ph.D. at Columbia in 1955 and studied particle physics for […]

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October 14: Ralph Lauren

Billionaire fashion designer Ralph Lauren (Ralph Lifshitz) was born in the Bronx to Polish Jewish emigrés on this date in 1939. He changed his name, he told Oprah Winfrey in 2002, because his given name “has the word shit in it. When I was a kid, the other kids would make a lot of fun […]

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