Three Beacon Press authors recommend books to read for Jewish Book Month and Hanukkah.
10 posts from November 2013
In the second part of our literary examination of JFK's legacy, we look at the hopes that Kennedy's campaign represented, then fall into the anguish and paranoia following his assassination.
In the first of two posts, we examine JFK's legacy in the struggle for civil rights, beginning with the power struggle for the integration of the Washington Redskins and ending with the 1963 March on Washington for Civil Rights and JFK's historic meeting with the leaders of the Civil Rights movement.
Yeb Sano, lead Filipino delegate, is on hunger strike for the duration of the UN Climate Conference. Environmental journalist Wen Stephenson explains why he and several young activists have joined in the cause.
Conservationist and chimpanzee advocate Nancy Merrick renews her sense of urgency and compassion with the help of the chimps at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
A look at the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding's 6th Annual Weekend of Twinning, and their efforts to improve relations between Muslim and Jewish communities across the world.
Louise Steinman discusses the films "Aftermath" and "12 Years a Slave" and reflects on the difficulties—and necessities—of confronting the truth of a country's "uncomfortable past."
What happens when we define some people as more human than others? A Q&A with Susan Fiske about the new science of racism.
Educator David Chura makes a case for reforming the juvenile justice system, and keeping teenagers out of adult correctional facilities.
Texas abortion laws, immigration reform, bizarre natural remedies from the 1700s, and single mothers voting Republican. These are some of the items we read about this week.