In a country where “Jewish” is often taken to be a strictly religious label, Sanders is an ethnic Jew, a cultural Jew, and a left-wing Jew.
While the Russian Revolution has received great attention, America’s own socialist revolution should be also be mined for what it can teach us.
At an early Passover seder last week at the City Winery, the poet Kevin Coval was, to the surprise of no one, assigned the Hagaddah reading of the Rebellious Child, an updating of the old-school Wicked Son.
If you want to understand the popularity of Bernie Sanders, you need to understand the specifically Yiddish socialism that underpinned his Jewish Brooklyn environment, Daniel Katz argues.
This is a talk I delivered yesterday afternoon at the Holocaust commemoration ceremony of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park. My theme could probably best be summed up by quoting Joe Hill’s final message to Big Bill Haywood: “Don’t waste time mourning. Organize!
Abraham Cahan had been dead for nearly 40 years when Seth Lipsky arrived at the Forward, but his presence was very much alive. Lipsky recalls that presence in his new biography.
As a British-born Jew, Simon Conway has an unlikely background for a talk radio host in the American state of Iowa. He’s on WHO-AM, the top-rated talk radio station in the state and is now a proud American. In his English accent, he warns his adopted countrymen of the perils of following his native Britain down the path to ‘socialism’. As a high-profile broadcaster on a popular station in a swing state during this presidential election year, he’s also garnering some national attention. The station - with its strong conservative pedigree - is a sought-after platform for Republicans looking to reach Midwestern voters.