From the reactions to the closing of JDub Records, you might imagine that it was the only music company serving younger Jews. One of the exceptions was the astute, must-read commentary by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser on the Zeek page of The Forward, which acknowledges “'underground' r … [Read more...] about The Day the Music Died?
Archives for July 2011
by David Breakstone Type “peoplehood” into a Microsoft Word document and it’s going to appear as a mistake. That’s a bit worrisome, given the increasing emphasis being put on the concept within certain circles intent on looking after the Jewish future. My problem, though, is … [Read more...] about Peoplehood vs. Zionism
When I entered this field as a professional, as head of a no-longer-standing foundation, I approached many of my colleagues - to find mentors, and those who could share insights on how to do this work, there was one line I heard so often, it seemed to be a professional mantra: … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Eleven Years of Funder Education
“First they came for the communists, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Th … [Read more...] about Never Again: A Teen Takes Action to Honor These Words
from The New York Times: A Trust Surges, Heirs and Taxes in Mind, but Mind the Details The charitable lead trust is a tool used by the rich to pass on money to heirs while avoiding certain taxes, but establishing such a trust is complicated. ... The best candidates for … [Read more...] about Charitable Lead Trusts Draw Renewed Interest