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Jews write the best holiday songs.

Since we long ago cornered the market on Christmas tunes, it’s about time we focused on building up Black-Jewish relations with cultural donations like this one: (That’s Jewish composer, Jeff Marx, of Avenue Q fame, from yesterday’s episode of D.L.…

The Second Coming

I apologize if this is old news for you, but I had only heard rumors until today, when I was able to confirm this important story with my own eyes, teeth, and tongue in my natural habitat of Boston.  In…

Moments of Silence, Moments of Speaking

Today, communities around the world are observing Transgender Day of Rememberance, honoring the memories of the 30 people killed in the last year simply for trying to live their lives in ways that honestly represented themselves as who they were.…

Advancements in Holocaust Studies

In the wake of the 70th anniversary of Kristalnacht, one might ask oneself, is there anything left to learn about the Shoah? Is there anything left to learn from the Shoah? Well, thanks to information gleaned from postings on a…

Terminal

Rutu Modan’s serialized comic, The Murder of the Terminal Patient, wrapped up in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago, which means the entire 17-chapter work is now available online. The format is a little annoying — each chapter, which…

Looking for Mr. Write

Last night, the Jewish Young Adult Writer’s Forum kicked-off in the greater Boston area with an open house designed to introduce the concept to creative types in the 20s/30s crowd. The idea is fairly simple: a dozen or so folks…

Stereophonics Rebooted as Idelsohn Society

You remember Reboot, right? They’re the five-year-old organization “committed to creating opportunities for our peers to gather, to engage, to question and to self-organize with their own networks, in their own way, in their own time.” While I will admit…

Daniel Sieradski