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Before WWII Began, a Generation of Jewish Men Joined FDR’s ‘Tree Army’

On Tu B’Shevat, recalling how planting trees in the Civilian Conservation Corps helped immigrants’ children become Americans

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Sh*t My Dad Wrote

In his novel, Sam Halpern writes about Kentucky’s Jewish sharecroppers. A Q&A with the son who made him famous.

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Wheel of Fortune

From the archives: A year into the financial meltdown, the calendar keeps turning, and so does the economic cycle

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Building Bust

The unbuilt synagogues of the Great Depression

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Working Hard

Jewish writers and writing of the (last) Depression

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Party Faithful

A left-wing atheist ponders his religious heritage

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Shock Treatment

Emulated by Scorsese and worshipped by Spielberg, Samuel Fuller’s B movies still have the power to stun

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