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Behind the Scenes at East Ramapo

13:39 19 September in Latest
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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
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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...

Lipman looking into the grandstand

Remembering Lipman Pike

17:07 15 September in Latest
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by Richard Michelson The Answer is Lipman Pike. The category is Jewish baseball stars. Which of these is the correct Jeopardy! question? Which player hit 6 home runs in a single game? Which player has the 2nd highest batter-to league home run percentage? A record that lasted 48 years...

Book Review: David, The Divided Heart

11:02 10 September in Latest
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by Linda Tucker David: The Divided Heart David Wolpe Yale University Press September 16, 2014, 184 pp, $25.00 A man of contradictions is the Biblical David–on the one hand revered as a warrior, poet, musician, king, and forefather of the Messiah, and on the other, scorned as an adulterer, liar,...