This essay is part of our ongoing series, Outside the Bubble: Class and Inequality in the Jewish Community. It explores the class divides in Jewish communities of all denominations, and the financial struggles belonging to these communities can incur. Please email your thoughts and essays to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“I’m not the first to recognize that many aspects of human behavior are quite funny, my own included.”
It’s no secret that the Orthodox community is growing at exponential rates. What does this mean? Where does it come from?
In the next 20-40 years, we will witness dramatic changes in the American Jewish population.
After an ex-Orthodox woman used Facebook to accuse a man of rape, others came forward to tell of their own alleged mistreatment at his hands.
Jewish intellectual hypocrisy is what Eli Valley skewers in his new book, “Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel”
“None of us will ever comprehend the depravity of what Elie experienced during the Holocaust. He tried to help us see and feel that pain.”
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“The Man Without Qualities” is a modernist classic. But recent events in the United States have made this timeless classic once again timely.