As America continues its intensified reckoning with questions of racial justice, parents and educators are keenly aware of the need to speak to children about race in ways that feel authentic and relatable. The Jewish community can look to Yiddish literature for models of antiracist storytelling that took shape long before the storied alliances of the 1960’s civil rights movement. In one key episode, one of the most beloved characters in Yiddish children’s literature proves himself susceptible to unexamined bias and offers a model of how to overcome it.
“I call him leftist Lassie.”
In order to develop a modern pedagogical system for Jewish education, it was important to answer a number of difficult questions.
Why the Jews really turned to the Bolsheviks; how religious Jews stayed observant, and all about the secular Yiddishist experiment
My experiences growing up in the USSR and later in the U.S. taught me how awful communism really is — and how whitewashed its horror is among liberals
Historians say that the portrayal of Trotsky “smells like anti-Semitism.”
“Amazing to me, I point out that Marx and Lenin were Jewish, Fact of history, and now I’m being called anti Semitic? why do people do this?”
In honor of International Workers’ Day, here’s an incredible video of an elderly crowd of Eastern European Bundists singing The Internationale.
Raoul Peck, director of “I Am Not Your Negro,” also recently released a film about the young Karl Marx.
Alan Gross, who was imprisoned for five years in Cuba for his work connecting its Jewish community to the Internet, marked the one-year anniversary of his release pledging to advance warmer U.S.-Cuba ties.