Haynt–The Jewish Voice in Your Home
haynt.jpegJanuary 20, 2011

Associate Professor Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov discussed the role and impact of the Zionist daily Haynt at YIVO on Thursday January 20, 2011. From its start in 1908 until its last issue in 1939, Haynt was one of two leading Yiddish dailies in pre-1939 Eastern Europe. It was distinguished by its focus on current news, both within the Jewish community and the larger European political landscape. As Nalewajko-Kulikov explained, Haynt became a "breeding ground for Jewish intellectuals in interwar Warsaw.” Listen.


Interview With David Biale And KQED (San Francisco Public Radio) Host Michael Krasny
February 2, 2011

In his new book Not in the Heavens, author David Biale chronicles the development of Jewish secular culture which, he claims, began with the
Bible and continues to this day. Biale joins KQED's Michael Krasny to discuss his exploration of the roots of modern Jewish secularism within the religious tradition it rejects, and what the role of Jewish secularism is today. Listen to the interview.

Lenin’s Photographer
SovietJewishEyes.gifIn January, 1918, Moises Nappelbaum trained his lens on Lenin, and helped create an iconic image. Nappelbaum was an accomplished Soviet Jewish photographer at a time when photography, world events, and Jewish history converged in remarkable, and sometimes startling, new ways.

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, a new book by David Shneer (Director of Jewish Studies at U. of Colorado-Boulder), examines the role of Soviet Jewish photographers in documenting Soviet victory, Nazi atrocity, and Jewish tragedy. In a recent interview with Tablet Magazine, Shneer discussed the role of “the Jewish eye” in photography, and posed the question: “What is a Jewish photograph?” Listen to the interview.

An American Humorist Reads Notes From an Israeli's Twisted Imagination

Gary Shteyngart narrates Etgar Keret's "What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?"


Jews may be the quintessential diasporic people, scattered and diverse. Throughout history, Jews have integrated, assimilated, and participated in non-Jewish cultures around the globe. How diverse, then, is global Jewish life?

Scattered Among the Nations, an exhibition of photographs documenting global Jewish life, opened yesterday at Temple Sinai of Oakland, CA. A collaborative project of Berkeley’s Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges, according to Lehrhaus the exhibition “challenges stereotypes of the Jewish demonstrating the surprising racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the world Jewish community.”

In 2006, chairman, president, and founder of Scattered Among the Nations Bryan Schwartz spoke with WNYC's Leonard Lopate about his work at travels with Jewish communities of the world.

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