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Jews and American Popular Culture Again, Under Stress

Paul Buhle
These days, flourishing popular culture studies unearths more heavily-Jewish subjects long buried away. Along with them, the old divisions of Right and Left within Jewish American life seem to be on display once more.

Tidbits - August 21, 2014

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Border Lessons: Jewish Resources for Resisting Nationalism

Mandy Cohen Tikkun Daily Blog
The legacy of nationalism looms large over our program, and over my own studies of Yiddish literature and culture.We learn about the Bundists, the largest and most influential Jewish socialist movement both in Czarist Russia and in interwar Poland which sought to walk the fine line between celebrating and fostering Jewish workers and their culture (meaning especially Yiddish), while remaining a part of the international socialist movement and opposed to nationalism.
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