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This Jewish Couple Stood Up for Their Neighbors Before Fleeing America’s Dream Town

By On September 4, 2017

Levittown was supposed to be the realization of the American Dream. Imagined by William Levitt, a Jewish real-estate developer, America’s first mass-produced suburbs were designed for returning World War II vets. The… Read More

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A Virginia Jew Created These Controversial Confederate Statues

By On August 25, 2017

Jews are a prominent part of today’s conversation about American racism and confederate history. Many have denounced Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville, and this week, three groups of rabbis canceled… Read More

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This 1915 KKK-Loving Film Built a Jewish Movie Empire

By On May 30, 2017

You might not think you’ve heard of the Russian-born Jewish motion picture magnate Louis B. Mayer, but if you’ve heard of MGM Studios you have. Mayer, the second ‘M’ in MGM, made… Read More

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How Hank Greenberg Desegregated Baseball

By On December 13, 2016

In 1954, one year before the debut of Sandy Koufax, Hank Greenberg was the General Manager of the Cleveland Indians. Under Bronx-born Greenberg, the Indians had more black ballplayers than any other… Read More

How Online (((Jews))) are Standing Up to Bigotry With Parentheses
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How Online (((Jews))) are Standing Up to Bigotry With Parentheses

By On June 8, 2016

  Perhaps you’ve noticed something strange sprout up on social media lately: a set of parentheses surrounding all things (((Jewish))), including the names of Jews themselves. Dubbed the echo, this designation emerged… Read More

The Anti-Semitic, Racist Tweetbot That Shows The World Sucks
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The Anti-Semitic, Racist Tweetbot That Shows The World Sucks

By On April 6, 2016

Did you hear about the time Microsoft created an artificially-intelligent chat robot, released it onto Twitter, and incidentally learned that the world was a cruel and hateful place? The bot, named Tay,… Read More

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Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Civil Rights Activism

By On March 4, 2016

  In 1946, history’s resident genius Albert Einstein was awarded an honorary degree by Lincoln University. After lecturing on physics during his speech, Einstein spoke out against some of the most pressing… Read More

"Death to Jews" and Other Sleepy European Towns to Avoid
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“Camp Kill Jews” and Other Sleepy European Towns to Avoid

By On January 25, 2016

  Planning a European road trip? Read this first. An hour and a half southeast of Paris lies the sleepy hamlet of La Mort aux Juifs, otherwise known as “Death to Jews.”… Read More

The Refugee Scholars Who Went From German Universities Straight to the Black South
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The Refugee Scholars Who Went From German Universities Straight to the Black South

By On February 20, 2015

  The story of American Jews working with Southern blacks is well known. But the story of Southern blacks helping oppressed German Jews is not. As Nazism swept Germany in the 1930s, Jewish intellectuals fled… Read More

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Jewish by Identity Theft

By On April 18, 2012

When people talk about mixed marriages, they don’t usually mean this. In Twelfth and Race, a new novel by Eric Goodman, Richard Gordon, a middle-class Jewish guy, moves to a small Kansas town and… Read More

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What Do Arabs Think of Israelis?

By On October 15, 2010

The Israeli sitcom Avodah Aravit, or “Arab Labor,” is a hilarious look at the way Israeli Arabs see Israeli Jews–and an unexpectedly meaningful take on one man’s cultural schizophrenia. Now in its second season in Israel,… Read More

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