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Elsewhere: Jewish mythbusting, Southern elegy, family parable

2014 Jewish Mythbusting:  As the new year begins, which ideas should Jews leave behind? (Forward)

Family parable: Zeruya Shalev’s new novel tells the story of Israel through the lens of one family, Adam Kirsch writes. (Tablet)

Keeping Yiddish conversations alive:  Beyle Shaechter-Gottesman convened a weekly Yiddish conversation in her home in the Bronx. After her death, others carry on the tradition. (NY Times)

Mississippi Jewish elegy: As Jewish life in the Deep South wanes, Jonny Dymond examines what once was. (BBC)

 

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