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Happy Warrior: Yaakov Birnbaum in his office in September 1965.

The Death of a Soviet Jewry Prophet

Yaakov Birnbaum, the father of the movement to save Soviet Jewry, has died. Gal Beckerman looks back at the man who imagined the emigration of millions.


I Miss J&R Already

There was something endearingly shabby about J and R Music World. Michael Kaminer explains why it felt weirdly haimish to shop at the 43-year-old lower Manhattan gadget Mecca.


No, Brandeis Isn't 'Silencing' Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Why does anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali claim that Brandeis ‘silenced’ her when it didn’t? And why do so many of her defenders come from the American Jewish right?