Michael Felsen is a workers’ and immigrants’ rights attorney in Boston, having spent most of his career with the U.S. Labor Department. Long an active member of Boston Workers Circle, he served as president of its board from 2007-2013. He has also written opinion pieces on Israel/Palestine and Jewish culture matters for Haaretz, the Jerusalem Post, and other publications.
By Michael Felsen
My German aunt died in the Holocaust. A Munich high school made sure she was never forgotten
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Jewish Deli and Yiddish Cooking in a TikTok World
Tue., Feb. 27, 2024 • 1 P.M. ET
Today many young people are creating and sharing short cooking videos through social media channels like TikTok. For Jews from non-traditional or non-religious backgrounds this has become a fun way to engage with their Jewish identity.
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