By Ted Siefer
‘Jew Pond’ Earns Unwanted Scrutiny
One could say it was bacteria that caused Jew Pond to emerge from the miasma of history. In the summer of 2010, an algae bloom forced the closure of a small swampy pond near the center of Mont Vernon, a storybook New Hampshire town of 2,400 people. And so it was that “Jew Pond” was…
In the Search for an Alternative to God, One Rabbi Offers Some Answers
Greg Epstein looked a bit overwhelmed. The morning yoga session was over, and now he was helping a local folk singer get set to play during the potluck brunch, all the while welcoming the guests streaming into the new humanist community center in Harvard Square. And then the featured speaker arrived, a former NPR journalist…
A Euphonic Union of Klezmer and Punk
Scattered about T.T. the Bear’s, a hole-in-the-wall club in Cambridge, Mass., were plastic dreidels, bags of chocolate gelt and jelly-filled donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. It was a feeble attempt to play up the show’s Hanukkah theme, and as demonstrated by a performance by the band Golem that had the audience dancing a dervish-like hora, it…
‘Whose religious freedom?’: Scenes from a Jewish rally for abortion rights
99 years ago, she was born on the Lower East Side (and she still remembers everything)
Is Elon Musk Jewish?
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Minnesota GOP apologizes for Soros puppetmaster video
Israeli ambassador says House Democrats’ call for US probe of journalist’s killing isn’t ‘fair’
Look beyond the Buffalo murders. The extremists’ ideology is mainstream on the right.