Andrea Palatnik


Brazilian Jews Take to Streets To Join Massive Push for Change

By Andrea Palatnik

Brazilian Jews Take to Streets To Join Massive Push for Change
Brazilian Jews have joined the massive movement demanding change in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. They draw inspiration from Jewish ideals — and Israeli social protests.Read More


Brazil Grapples With Crisis of Expectations

By Andrea Palatnik

Brazil Grapples With Crisis of Expectations
Peering in from the outside, it may be tricky to understand what’s going on in Brazil right nowRead More


Némirovsky’s ‘Wine of Solitude’ Confirms Her Place

By Andrea Palatnik

Némirovsky’s ‘Wine of Solitude’ Confirms Her Place
‘The Wine of Solitude’ is the most autobiographical novel from Irene Némirovsky, who died in Auschwitz in 1942. It confirms her place in the pantheon of Jewish writers.Read More


"Vogue" Bar Mitzvah Boy Recreates Dance

By Andrea Palatnik

Remember Shaun Sperling, the 33-year-old lawyer who performed “Vogue” at his bar mitzvah? Sperling became a hit when a video of the event went viral in August. The memorable performance begins when Sperling, still dressed in the slightly oversized gray suit and formal black shoes worn during the synagogue ceremony, enters the Madonna-themed party accompanied by loud hurrahs and takes off his jacket to reveal a white shirt decorated with Madonna’s visage on the back.Read More


Bronx Cheer for Anti-Muslim Subway Ads

By Andrea Palatnik

Bronx Cheer for Anti-Muslim Subway Ads
A day after anti-Muslim ads appeared in 10 subway stations across New York City, they got the ultimate Bronx cheer.Read More






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