Thursday, June 20, 2019

Author: Sala Levin

Indiana State House

Religious Liberties and Gay Rights in Indiana

11:44 03 April in Latest
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by Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil [caption id="attachment_20334" align="alignleft" width="300"] Indiana State House, courtesy of Shutterstock[/caption] Following a weeklong outcry over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act—which was criticized for curtailing gay rights—state Republicans have now announced that they would amend the controversial religious liberty law to ensure that businesses...

Passover meal

Our Bread of Affliction

15:40 02 April in Latest

by Liat Deener-Chodirker Every year at the Passover seder, Jews across the world celebrate our liberation from slavery, enjoying meals of abundance while eating matzah, the bread of affliction. In America in 2015, many Jews live very comfortable lives, and this holiday is a time to...

Trees in a forest

The Enduring Relevance of Tu B’Shevat

16:45 04 February in Latest
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Today marks the Jewish holiday Tu B’Shevat. Tu B’Shevat celebrates the new year for trees and is often marked with a Tu B’Shevat seder, where attendees drink wine and eat fruits and nuts. We asked Elan Margulies, the director of Teva, a Jewish youth environmental program under the larger organization Hazon,...

A Moment with Gary Shteyngart

12:38 15 October in Latest, Uncategorized

[caption id="attachment_18892" align="alignleft" width="240"] Photo © Brigitte Lacombe[/caption] After three novels chronicling the experiences of Russian-Jewish immigrants in America, Gary Shteyngart has turned his attention to a nonfiction version of the story--his own. His memoir, Little Failure, was released this year to much acclaim--the New York Times called it "raw,...