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Q&A: Women of the Wall

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Moment spoke to the authors of the upcoming book Women of the Wall: Navigating Religion in the Public Sphere about the controversy surrounding the group, and their thoughts on resolving it. Read More »

Stolen Legacy: Q&A With Dina Gold

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Dina Gold is a senior editor at Moment and the author of the upcoming book Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin. In it, Gold tells the story of how she set out to reclaim the Berlin building once owned by her German-Jewish family before the Nazis took it. Interview by Deborah Kalb Q: You ... Read More »

Listen: Moment’s 90th Birthday Celebration for Theodore Bikel

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“I hope to inspire quite a lot of people, because I have not only one but a number of legacies that need to be preserved. One of them of course is the Jewish/Yiddish one; one is that of a labor activist and a political activist; one of them is that of a performer, an actor; one of them is a ... Read More »

Does Divestment Divide Jewish Students From Their Peers?

A Students for Justice in Palestine demonstration on the campus of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in April 2012. Photo credit: benchilada / Creative Commons.

by Anna Isaacs Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a story about the popularity of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement on dozens of American college campuses, describing the range of minority student groups that embrace calls for divestment from Israeli companies and the Jewish students – particularly ones who are otherwise politically progressive – who may feel sidelined as a ... Read More »

Book Review // A Replacement Life

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For Slava Gelman, Fishman’s main character, finding a balance between his Russian and American selves proves difficult. Read More »

Theater Review // Fish In The Dark

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by Daniel Ross Goodman “Humility is not thinking less of yourself,” said C.S. Lewis, “but thinking of yourself less.” But perhaps C.S. Lewis should’ve added that humility is also recognizing your limitations – a skill sorely lacking in many athletes and entertainers. Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of our time, infamously tried his hand at baseball for a mediocre ... Read More »

Susannah Heschel on the Legacy of Her Father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Civil Rights Movement

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By Nadine Epstein Moment: Tell me about this photo. It’s so famous, and we see it all the time—but what’s really happening there? Susannah Heschel: This is an iconic photograph and the moment it captures in Selma has become one of tremendous inspiration for a lot of Jews. When my father first went to Selma, it was a very frightening ... Read More »

Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust – Interview with Frank Tuerkheimer

This week in Germany, former SS guard Oskar Groning is on trial for his role in Auschwitz more than 70 years ago. The 93 year old said that as a bank accountant, he had been responsible for collecting cash from prisoners arriving at Auschwitz. Groning also witnessed atrocities, including one night in 1942 when he saw prisoners herded into a ... Read More »

Father and Son in America: A Memorial Candle

by Howard R. Wolf When, in 1978, I sent my brother–who has lived in Portugal for more than 40 years–a book I had written about our family, Forgive the Father: A Memoir of Changing Generations, he replied after a few months: “Forget the family.” He thought it best, for reasons that would take a lot of explaining, to live wholly ... Read More »

Next Year in Beijing?

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by Sophie Lavine In the spring of 2013, our family of four broke from our usual Passover routine and spent the holiday in Beijing, China–not the most obvious place to have a seder, but due to my father’s business needs abroad this was our family’s gathering place that year. Passover, the eight-day festival that retells the story of the Jewish ... Read More »