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This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

• Benjamin Ivry dusts off Benjamin Botkin, a pioneering folklorist vilified for his scholarly openness.

• Shlomo Schwartzberg celebrates journalist Ruth Gruber, who became the youngest Ph.D. in history — in 1932.

• Philologos investigates the word “synagogue,” and why nobody seems to use it very much.

• Yossl Huttler contributes two poems about the High Holy Days.

• Gordon Haber critiques “The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election” by Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz.

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