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Klezmer: the graphic novel

The brilliant French graphic novelist Joann Sfar has released a second Jewish-oriented book, “Klezmer: Book 1: Tales of the Wild East”. (You may remember his “The Rabbi’s Cat,” about the feline companion to a North African Rabbi of a hundred…

New website/archive: Katrina's Jewish Voices

So, here's my current excuse for not posting for ages: On Wednesday last week, the Jewish Women's Archive launched an exciting (to me as a staffmember, especially) new project called "Katrina's Jewish Voices." The project lets us dive into something…

With a name like Jacobs….

When Jane Jacobs passed away a couple of weeks ago, I was among the many people who assumed that she was Jewish. I had even met her at a Klezmer concert. But then we began researching her family history for…

Jewish Women's Archive – 10th Birthday Bash

For the last few years I have been aware of a group of people doing some very interesting work putting American Jewish Women’s stories on the Internet. Sometimes that means being the only source of detailed information on someone famous…

Jane Jacobs, 1916 – 2006, z"l

I am sorry to report on the death of Jane Jacobs, a woman whose influence on my own life was profound, but not nearly so profound as the revolution in urban planning that followed her 1961 book, “Death and Life…

Professor Klesmer and the gang

Here’s the backstory. George Eliot is friends with/admires Benjamin Disraeli, the British politician of Jewish descent who is the prime minister who buys the Suez Canal for good ol’ England. She writes a novel, Daniel Deronda, which features a sympathetic…

New Jewish Blog aggregator

Leslie Bunder, who already does a radio show in the UK and is a major force behind “somethingjewish.com” announces to the Jewish-Music list: If anyone has a Jewish music blog, then you may like to submit it to a new…