The Piyyut (Poem) Akdamut Milin: The Enigma and Perseverance of Tradition

In this article, that originally appeared at http://thetorah.com/akdamut-milin/, Duke Professor Laura Lieber gives a fascinating historical account of the famous and enigmatic piyyut—liturgical poem or hymn—of the Shavuot festival, Akdamut Milin. Listen to the Poem here אקדמות מלין ושריות שותא אולא שקלנא חרמן ורשותא “An introduction of words and a beginning of speech: From the…

Harry Golden Takes On The Seersuckered South

In this article from Charlotte NPR by Tom Bullock, the digital “Down Home” exhibit is featured.  View the original article at: http://wfae.org/post/harry-golden-takes-seersuckered-south Harry Golden Takes On The Seersuckered South By Tom Bullock Harry Golden, journalist and civil rights activist in Charlotte c.1970’s. Courtesy of J Murrey Atkins Library / UNC Charlotte 1 of 5 Long…