Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn The amount of ‘stuff’ happening on the internet is pretty staggering. You probably already know there is more content out there than you could ever have time to sift through. There are more YouTube videos than you have time to watch, and too many cat photos to count. But quantifying …
“Deconstructing Fiddler on the Roof” is a favorite gambit of professors introducing students to the history of East European Jewry: begin with what they think they know about life in the shtetl, and then start busting the myths. Were matchmakers women? (No.) Did Russian police instigate pogroms? (Rarely, if ever.) Is there a single documented case of shtetl residents singing “Sunrise, Sunset” at a wedding? (Come on.) Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, a historian at Northwestern University, has given us a vigorous, well-documented, and entertaining new version of this trick in his recent The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe. In fact, he uses Fiddler on the Roof as a foil, beginning and ending with references to the musical while devoting the bulk of the book to everyday shtetl life in the half-century from 1790 to 1840.
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From putting folders in the dock to blocking incoming calls, there are lots of iOS tips and features that many new and veteran users are still unaware of. Though iOS is nearing its eighth incarnation, iOS 7 is only a year old and still bearing many new fruits in terms of productivity if you know…
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Good art can conjure up a various range of emotions but great art does something more. Ramon Bruin, who hails from the Netherlands, is a remarkably talented artist who creates optical illusions on paper. He’s even got a name for it, ‘Optical Illusionism.’ It is a combination of drawing, photography, ... Continue reading »
A nationwide survey indicates that 71 percent of U.S. school districts are putting mobile devices in the hands of their students and many more would follow suit if their budgets allowed. Buy-in from school administration hasn't been easy but now districts are facing a new problem: parental acceptance.