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  • Introducing Ruth Ellen Gruber

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    April 12, 2012 | 6:05 pm

    The award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled contemporary Jewish developments in Europe for more than two decades. As the author of National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe, she has roamed thousands of miles around Europe’s historic...

  • ‘Heritage’ guide reflects European Jewish revival

    By Dinah Spritzer

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When she set out to write the first comprehensive Jewish travel guidebook on the countries of the former Eastern bloc, Ruth Ellen Gruber might as well have been documenting the secret life of a New Guinea tribe of cannibals.

    Seventeen years ago, not much was known among mainstream...
  • Whose Culture Is It?

    By Tom Teicholz

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Does it bother you when a white man sings the blues? Is jazz exclusively an African American art form?

    When Eminem (who is white) is the most popular rapper, Tiger Woods (who is part African American and part Asian) is the greatest golfer and Serena and Venus Williams (African...