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The Struggle

Here is the cover image of the May 1932 issue of Der Hammer דער האמער, illustrated by Jewish artist William Gropper Der Hammer, an interwar socialist daily with strong communist leanings, fashioned itself as the magazine of the Jewish Worker.…

Why Such a Polish-Jewish Lovefest?

The recent Forward article entitled “Why Poland’s Jews Mourn Their President” seems to be answering the elephant-sized question that many have been silently asking themselves: Why are so many Jewish organizations (including March of the Living) and The State of…

Obituary

I learned of Arnold Foster by reading his obituary, which arrived through the wire about a day ago. The JTA reports: Arnold Foster, an attorney who had a nearly 60-year career at the Anti-Defamation League, has died. Foster fought against…

In Defense of the Local

In Dan Sieradski’s recent web project 31 Days, 31 Ideas, cartoonist and rootsman thinker Eli Valley suggests that the American Jewish community create “Birthright Diaspora.” Awkwardly conceived as a 10-day immersion in a Jewish diasporic site, the manifesto suggests that…

Daniel Sieradski