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Beyond The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Memorial

Since earliest childhood, Suzanne Pred Bass has known about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a workplace tragedy that took the lives of 146 workers, 123 women and 23 men, on March 25, 1911. For example, she learned about her great aunt Katies’ dramatic escape from the fire — that she grabbed hold of a cable… Read more »

My Shmita Year

“That’s why, once every seven years in fact, this year, the one we started yesterday — the Torah demands that both we and the land take a Sabbatical. In Hebrew, it’s called a Shmita Year — a year of release.” Rabbi Auerbach, September 2021 This was exactly what I needed to hear, this on the second day… Read more »

Remembering Lori Zabar

Nora Ephron called Zabar’s, “The most rambunctious and chaotic of all delicatessens, with one foot in the Old World and the other in the vanguard of every fast-breaking food move in the city.”  Lori Zabar had a keen appreciation for both the old and the new and as such, she was the perfect chronicler for this story. 

Novelist Lauren Belfer Examines the Past

Novelist and winner of the National Jewish Book Award Lauren Belfer chats with Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough about the many ways looking at the past can shape and inform our view of the present.

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