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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

If Sholem Aleichem is remembered at all today it’s most likely to be as the author of the Yiddish-language stories that inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof in the 1960s. But a century ago, he was internationally recognized and admired, called “The Jewish Mark Twain” and translated into a number of languages, including English.

Fear of a Black Republican

“Does the Republican party really want more African Americans?” That’s the disingenuously phrased question asked by this documentary. Of course the answer is yes—no political party wants fewer voters. The real question is, is it willing to do anything to get them?

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