Wednesday, September 26, 2018


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,...

Lee White

Reader-Submitted Stories of Jews and Civil Rights

15:19 06 October in Jews & Civil Rights, Latest, Uncategorized

[caption id="attachment_18746" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lee C. White, advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, played a key role in the movement.[/caption] In honor of the yearlong anniversary of America’s historic Civil Rights Movement, Moment is collecting and sharing stories about Jews' role in the movement. Here are...

Interpersonal tensions swirling

Behind the Scenes at East Ramapo

13:39 19 September in Latest

Last Sunday, listeners of This American Life caught an hourlong episode devoted to the story of a school district in East Ramapo, New York, an area whose residents include a mix of African-Americans, Latinos and ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic Jews--and where 2/3 of the school-age children are Jewish. The...

Zamosc Synagogue, Poland

A Question Revisited: Are The Old Synagogues of Eastern Europe Worth Saving?

16:29 18 September in Latest

by Phyllis Myers [caption id="attachment_18686" align="alignleft" width="300"] The 17th-century Renaissance synagogue in Zamosc was recently restored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, assisted by the World Monuments Fund and other Polish and international partners. (Courtesy of World Monuments Fund)[/caption] I traveled to...