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Rabbi Dr. Nachum Amsel writes in his introduction that the term “encyclopedia” in the title is “a bit presumptuous.” Even though this is the first of a projected four-volume series, the task of encompassing the entirety of Jewish thought in any encyclopedia seems impossible. The Torah is described as being “longer than the earth and broader than the sea.” Indeed, each of the volume’s thirty-nine essays lacks a systematic and unified style, perhaps because the topics are so expansive. Yet the essays contain so much material, rich in depth and breadth, full of insight and contemporary relevance, that we can forgive the title. This book might not be an encyclopedia but it is a gold mine of Jewish values. Masterfully combining Biblical
Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Dachau trials, the single largest yet least-known series of war crimes trials in history. To coincide with this historic anniversary, Ankerwycke has re-released bestselling biographer Joshua M. Greene’s "Justice at Dachau," a definitive account of the trials as seen through the eyes of chief prosecutor Col. William Denson.
Noted historian Douglas Brinkley has described “Justice at Dachau” as “historical storytelling at its finest.”
Jerusalem is scheduled to have a new 2.5-acre, $50 million campus for the arts by January 2020, with the multifaceted space featuring four of Israel’s leading performing arts schools as well as performance venues and an outdoor plaza, the project’s partners announced last week.
The forthcoming Jerusalem Arts Campus is a joint initiative of the UJA-Federation of New York, the Jerusalem municipality, the Israeli government and the Jerusalem Foundation, with the stated goal “to transform
December 15, 2016 – March 8, 2017
Postcards depict Jewish life in Europe and the United States at the turn of the 20th Century, and offer perspectives on the history of immigration in America At a time when immigration policy is front-page news, the Museum at Eldridge Street presents The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards: From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side, an exhibition of early twentieth-century postcards drawn from the Blavatnik Archive, of the “Jewish Ghetto” on the Lower East
On a November night in 2004, almost four hundred students at Columbia University sat crowded into the theater of the University’s Lerner Hall to watch a troubling 25-minute film that was finally being released to the public, “Columbia Unbecoming,” produced by Dr. Charles Jacobs and Avi Goldwasser. The film, which exposed instances of student intimidation at the hands of some professors in Columbia’s department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Culture (MEALAC), was shocking, and revealed what