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Shtetl Life Reexamined

12:43 14 April in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer A picture is worth a thousand words, so goes the old cliché.  But as Alana Newhouse’s recently published New York Times article on Roman Vishniac demonstrates, what that picture is actually saying is often more complicated than it seems. Her piece focuses on Vishniac’s...

This Week's Links

08:04 09 April in Arts & Culture, Latest, Politics
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By Michelle Albert President Obama has decided to remove the terms "islamic extremism" and "jihad" from the document detailing the country's national security policy in order to ease relations between the US and Muslim nations. Hungarian Jews marched through Budapest's Old Ghetto district to protest the recent...

I Love A Parade

13:41 25 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Living in a large, multi-cultural city like New York, you get used to the ethnic parades that come through town.  In early fall, there’s the German-American parade with grown men wearing too-tight leder-hosen and sidewalk venders selling copious amounts of bratwurst and pretzels. ...