Ross Perlin


Saying Mazel Tov in Mandarin

By Ross Perlin

Saying Mazel Tov in Mandarin
Ed Schoenfeld is something of an anomaly. He is a Jewish guy from Brooklyn who has reached the summit of the Chinese food world, pastrami egg rolls and all.Read More


Land of the Rising Zun

By Ross Perlin

Land of the Rising Zun
It could be the world’s most implausible opus: the first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary. Its publication crowned decades of work and includes 28,000 entries.Read More


Zellig’s Disappearing Act

By Ross Perlin

Zellig’s Disappearing Act
Zellig Harris was Noam Chomsky’s mentor and teacher, but has mostly been forgotten. Should Harris be considered a seminal Jewish socialist intellectual?Read More


Blowing the Whistle on Illegal Internships

By Ross Perlin

Blowing the Whistle on Illegal Internships
Every year, hundreds of thousands of interns in the U.S. work without pay or for less than minimum wage. Many of these unpaid or underpaid internships are at for-profit companies and closely resemble regular work: thousands upon thousands of labor violations each year, hidden in plain sight. In certain for-profit industries — fashion, publishing, entertainment, journalism, to name a few — demanding unpaid internships dominate, with illegal situations possibly constituting a majority of all available opportunities.Read More






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