AJE Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on November 10, 2014

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With this post we debut a new blog feature: AJE Around the Web. In these posts, we’ll curate for you some of the best items we’ve discovered lately that address American Jewish Experience.

Let’s begin.

  • American Jewish writer Kevin Haworth comes clean in an extraordinary essay: “On Never Having Read Anne Frank.”
  • On his PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” Henry Louis Gates delves into the American Jewish family histories of Carole King, Tony Kushner, and Alan Dershowitz.
  • The National Museum of American Jewish Military History in Washington announces a new core exhibit on “Jews in the American Military.” (It opens on Veterans Day.)
  • From KCRW in Los Angeles: “In the 1930s, as the National Socialist Party gained power in Germany…Jewish filmmakers and producers found refuge in Hollywood, and their contributions forever changed American cinema and culture. Those stories are told in several new museum exhibits across Los Angeles.” (Thanks to Lisa Mecham for bringing this item to our attention.)
  • ‘Tis the season: the Forward has published its latest “Forward 50,” a list of “the 50 American Jews who have had the most impact on our national story.” Editor-in-Chief Jane Eisner that never before “has the number of women been this high — 26 in all, including four of the top five.” Eisner also shares that this Forward 50 is dedicated to the memory of journalist Steven Sotloff.