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Elizabeth Warren and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

When the Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd in Washington Square Park about a ‘very persistent woman’ named Frances Perkins, it was inspiring to see women front-and-center in the narrative

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Elizabeth Warren in Washington Square

At last night’s rally, reviving the spirit of Frances Perkins

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Tales of the Jewish Working Class: The Ancient Dream of the Jewish Left

First in a series on the anarchists and the Jews: two uniquely Jewish contributions to American life and the global struggle for worker’s rights

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The Value of Remembering Dead Workers

A planned memorial for victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire just cleared a major hurdle in New York City government—now who’s going to pay for it?

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Teaching Kids About Labor Day

The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it

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A Mother and Daughter Remember the Triangle Factory Fire

Through a public art project, learning lessons of history and social justice

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‘The Museum of Extraordinary Things’ Is Extra Ordinary

In her latest novel, Alice Hoffman renders the brutal world of Lower East Side immigrants in the romantic hues her readers expect

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Shopping for Answers

The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?

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Children’s Books 2011

Need Hanukkah gift ideas? From a tale of a Shabbat princess to a Lower East Side detective story, here are the year’s best Jewish kids’ books

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