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A Conversation with Cantor Aviva Marer

A Conversation with Cantor Aviva Marer jstern July 6, 2021 COVID-19 Image I sat down with Aviva recently to learn more about her Indian-Jewish heritage…

Embracing Sufferers of Mental Ailments

Embracing Sufferers of Mental Ailments jstern July 6, 2021 Mental Health Image I glance at the empty box of tissues next to my bed. Worn…

My Father’s Tallit

My Father’s Tallit jstern July 6, 2021 Lifecycle Rituals Image As a child snoop, I was well acquainted with the contents of my parents’ dresser…

My Father Was a Quiet Man

My Father Was a Quiet Man jstern June 17, 2021 Secular Holidays Image My father was a quiet man. He was not one to engage…

Vaccination: A Jewish Obligation

Vaccination: A Jewish Obligation jstern June 15, 2021 COVID-19 Image Initially, there was a rush for people to be able to get the vaccine. We…

Why Israel’s Next Government Gives Me Hope

Why Israel’s Next Government Gives Me Hope jstern June 15, 2021 Israel and her Neighbors Image On Sunday, Israel’s Knesset narrowly voted in Israel’s 36th…

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press jstern June 8, 2021 Racial Justice Image On June 2nd, 1921, when news of the Tulsa massacre reached…

Final Account: Film Review

Final Account: Film Review jstern June 7, 2021 Arts and Culture Image The film, produced by the USC Shoah Foundation, attempts to capture the recollections…