Archaeology, Organ Donation, and a Jewish Hockey Star

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This week, we showcase a mix of old and new. On one hand, we dig a story about archaeology (couldn’t resist that one!) and dive into a philosophical debate about the Jewish people’s biblically-based “chosen” status. On the contemporary side, we take a look at organ donation in Israel, and bring your attention to a great profile of a Jewish hockey player representing Germany.

Danielle Ofri, M.D., writes of a new Israeli initiative that gives transplant priority to patients who are also organ donors.

Haaretz reports as archeologists uncover Aelia Capitolina, a Roman city built on the ruins of the 2nd Temple.

The New York Times explores sports and nationality vis-a-vis hockey player Evan Kaufmann, one of a handful of German Jews to represent post-World War II Germany in international competition.

The Chosen People?: Deborah Waxman and Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer offer two views on Jewish peoplehood in ZEEK: The Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture.

 

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About the Author:

Sarah Zaides is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Washington. She holds the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, was previously the Stroum and Althea Stroum Graduate Fellow and the Titus Ellison Fellow from the Jackson School of International Studies, and has been a recipient of fellowships from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Vidal Sassoon Center, and the US Department of State. She is currently at work on a dissertation titled "Tevye’s Ottoman Daughter: Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewries in the Shatterzones of Empire 1882-1923," which follows the saga of Russian Jews in Constantinople and Western Anatolia on the eve of Turkish and Soviet statehood. When Sarah isn't writing her dissertation, you can find her chasing vitamin D or working toward her life goal of being able to play (at least) the first movement of each of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas.

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