Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel

In two months the Lithuanian Parliament will recess. Prior to that MP Arūnas Gumuliauskas, chair of the parliament’s Commission on the Fight for Freedom and Historical Memory, will propose a parliamentary resolution declaring that Lithuania...

Yiddish language and literature, with special focus on Prague

For centuries Yiddish was the vernacular of Ashkenazi Jews, and Prague a widely known center of Jewish culture and the Yiddish language. But what is Yiddish? How and where did it arise? What characteristics distinguish...

On the 10th yortsayt of Avrom Sutzkever

Dortn vu es nekhtikn di shtern –– Where the stars spend the night Saturday 18 January 2020 at 6 PM and 9 PM In honor of poet and partisan Avrom Sutzkever's 10th yortsayt (July 15, 1913-January...

The Impossible Task Of Always Pinning Down What Is True

In today’s world, the main entity of knowledge by which people apprehend the world is a datum. Unless something lends itself to verification by the empirical evidence that a datum represents, it is not...

Another Anti-Semitic “Democracy Now” program on KCET 12/31/2019

Letters On December 31, 2019, on the KCET Tv program and during the "Democracy Now" program, I heard a woman named Pat Mitchell, whose name was vaguely familiar. She has written a book, “Becoming a Dangerous...

How a Trove of Yiddish Letters Led to a Journey of Discovery

Talk and Book Signing with Dr. David Slucki, Ph.D. Q & A with Dr. Holli Levitsky, Ph.D. A year after his father's untimely death while visiting Los Angeles, David Slucki, a native of Melbourne, Australia,...

Elle magazine celebrates anti-semites with their ‘women of color in politics to watch’ list

The article in Elle magazine (see below)  regarding the summa cum laude person of antisemitism is not only abhorrent, but it is hard to understand why a  "decent" magazine would actually publish it. In fact,...

Living On A Psychological Treadmill

In today’s world, people increasingly define themselves and are defined by others with regard to what they do rather than who they are.  The more that daily life becomes easier, becomes more frictionless, the...

Der Inspector Sunday 12, January 2020 in Paris France

דער אינספּעקטאָר אַ פֿאָרשטעלונג פֿונעם שטאָקהאָלמער ייִדיש־טעאַטער Der Inspektor (Le Revizor de Nicolas Gogol) Spectacle du Théâtre yiddish de Stockholm Dimanche 12 janvier 2020 à 18h Espace Rachi, 39 rue Broca, 75005 Paris אַ פֿינאַנצן־אינספּעקטאָר דאַרף אָנקומען אין אַ קליינער ייִדישער קהילה אין...

Sarsour and Belafonte

Letters to the editor It is amazing how someone like Linda Sarsour can find a publisher for her anti-Semitic rantings. Yes, I understand about freedom of speech but that doesn't mean that anyone should publish...