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A Riveting Gay Family Drama, From Israel to London and Back Again

A Riveting Gay Family Drama, From Israel to London and Back Again

By On August 9, 2016

During rehearsal for the London Gay Men’s Chorus, Saar Maoz gets a shoulder massage from the man behind him while giving one to the man in front of him. Their voices sound… Read More

These Survivors Turned a Nazi's House Into a Kibbutz After Liberation

These Young Holocaust Survivors Turned a Nazi’s House Into a Kibbutz

By On July 18, 2016

In September of 1945, on the heels of liberation, a group of survivors came together to form a kibbutz in a rather unlikely location: on the estate of Julius Streicher, publisher of… Read More

The Kibbutznik Linguistic Genius From Pennsylvania and Ukraine

The Kibbutznik Linguist Who Teamed Up With Einstein to Fight Fascism

By On March 21, 2016

Time to add another name to the ever-expanding list of brilliant Jewish philosophers. Born in Balta, Ukraine in 1909 and raised in Pennsylvania, Zellig Sabbettai Harris was an achiever from the start.… Read More

The Jew Who Invented Drip Irrigation

Thank This Jew For Inventing Drip Irrigation

By On July 22, 2015

  On these hottest days of summer – especially when parts of our country are rationing water – we should thank late Israeli engineer Simcha Blass for helping farmers figure out how… Read More


JAPs, Jocks, & Activists

By On February 4, 2011

On the first page of this new graphic autobiography, Sarah Glidden is packing for her imminent Birthright Israel trip. More specifically, she’s asking Jamil, her Muslim boyfriend, whether he thinks it’s a good idea… Read More