Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Jewish Diaspora and Genetic Mapping–Ron

As a Biology Major at Brooklyn College and a self-professed nerd, I could not help but to approach the fascinating subject of the Jewish Diaspora-the migration of Jews around the world- from a scientific perspective. I was elated to stumble … Continue reading

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Jews of the Caribbean–Mirka

The Caribbean, the place for the ideal island escape, with its sunny skies, tropical drinks and culture, is abundant with themes of diversity amongst its people that inhabit its various countries. These themes are very common, especially in Brooklyn, where … Continue reading

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South African Jews–Rachel R.

In 1652, a handful of non-professing Jews arrived in Cape Town, South Africa in spite of the laws refusing entry of non-Christians. The Dutch had previously colonized South Africa but had lost their land to the British. In the early … Continue reading

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Jews in the Music Industry–Yelena

Listening to the music of the Bukharian Jews and the ceremonial and pop music of the Moroccan Jews made me think about the music our society listen to nowadays. With so many genres of music, it seems that everyone fits … Continue reading

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Refuniks–Shanel

“The first Jews I met in Moscow on my 1973 visit were Vladimir and Masha Slepak, who three years earlier had applied for permission to leave Russia for Israel. At the time, their three-year wait seemed intolerable. I returned to … Continue reading

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The Unification of Bukharians in Queens, New York–Rachel L.

Bukharian Jews, a unique, isolated community from the Jewish population, resided in Central Asia for more than 2,000 years. They are known to be an isolated group because they never returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity and thus practice … Continue reading

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Passover–by Javier

A student can look at Spring Break as the dim light at the end of a tunnel, offering one a chance to rest and relax and not think about books and projects. Not everyone gets a chance to take a … Continue reading

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