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The Message of Civil Rights Pioneers Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel with Susannah Heschel and Rich Michelson

01:51 28 August in Latest, Zoominars
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Susannah Heschel, professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and Richard Michelson, author of As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom, discus the partnership between these two great leaders and what it means for our time. This zoominar...

Changed from Darth Vaderberg at Ellis Island

14:56 22 March in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="296" caption="From theforce.net"][/caption] Breaking news in "people you didn't know were Jewish": Darth Vader. Yes, some Lucasphiles say that Darth Vader's chestplate (right), revealed in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, has Hebrew lettering, suggesting Jewish roots. Interpretations of the...

People of the Jungle Book

18:08 07 March in Culture
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Robert Sherman, half of the brotherly duo that wrote songs for Disney movies like "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "The Sword in the Stone" among many others, died Tuesday at age 86. Sherman's father was a Russian Jew who came to the United States with...

A Very Jewish Halloween

15:17 28 October in Culture
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by Sala Levin [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Hey, Bette Midler's Jewish, too!"][/caption] Halloween approacheth, and with it the opportunity to impress your friends with the wittiness and originality of your costume. Or--if you're like this blogger--the opportunity to take a look in your closet, decide you're not...