Aliyah Baruchin


Environmentalist Traces Judaism’s Ecological Roots

By Aliyah Baruchin

For most Americans, the word “ecology” conjures images of action and activism. Since the 1960s, the environmental movement has offered tangible ways to help repair the planet: conserve, recycle, write your representatives about reducing emissions and reining in corporate polluters.Ellen Bernstein would never argue with those goals. Yet she’sRead More


Young Jazz Singer Soars by Creating ‘Food for the Soul’

By Aliyah Baruchin

The photograph that adorns the cover of Canadian jazz singer Sophie Milman’s debut album is classic cabaret-glamour fare. In it, the very young, very blonde Milman poses in jazz uniform: the obligatory black dress and copious long-stranded pearls, a sultry lock of hair draped over one eye, her Slavic-model looks tastefully deployed to help albumRead More






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