by Ronald L. Feinman
Historically, Democratic presidential candidates have received a majority of the Jewish vote.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Andrew Paul
What a 70-year-old riot says about solidarity.
by Bruce Chadwick
Playwright Harelik does not just tell his grandfather’s personal story in The Immigrant; he tells the story, in one way or another of all immigrants.
by Marc H. Ellis
The Black-Jewish alliance, at least what’s left of it, faces a common challenge of how memorialization works and for whom.
SOURCE: HNN Staff
What do Bob Dylan, J.D Salinger, Harrison Ford, Jon Stewart, Barbara Walters, Barbara Hersey, and Leonard Nimoy all have in common, aside from being awesome? They're all Jewish Americans. May is Jewish American Heritage Month, and this year's theme is American Jews in entertainment.(With apologies to William Shatner, who was born in Canada, and judging by his acting he's probably not kosher anyway.) Jewish American Heritage Month was established by presidential decree in 2006, after lobbying efforts by the Jewish Museum of Florida, the South Florida Jewish community, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter (Fittingly, Manischewitz is one of the major corporate sponsors.)
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