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On Slavery

As we approach the 150th anniversary of the public lynching of Reb John Brown z”l, I thought I would post a wonderful column I read over at the new home of Zeek Magazine. The article is about the Florentin quarter…

Limmud Comes to Boston

I’ve been hearing about Limmud events for years. When I first became a professional Jewish educator, I lamented my inability to travel to the UK (thanks to my Jewish educator salary) for what seemed (from afar) a unique and incredible…

BRI NEXT NY up to same old tricks

Who do they think they are, the Rubashkins or something? This story doesn’t end, because BRI NEXT NY’s funding is still intact. Unlike every other Birthright Next program in the world, the New York area’s BRI NEXT programming is under the exclusive control of…

Noa Baum’s Negative Capability

The following is a guest post by Mark Snyderman. Theater J and J Street organized several panels that examined the situation through film and performance. Israeli-born storyteller Noa Baum performed her show, A Land Twice Promised, a story of her…