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the red kaddish walking tour


Red Kaddish Walking Tour

yevgeniy fiks by ajdavis

The stories and voices of past Jewish and Russian radicals come to life on this combination walking tour/performance art piece visiting sites of political radicalism of 19th-century Lower East Side. Fiks maps the Lower East Side of Emma Goldman via writings by Russian anarchist Pyotr Kropotkin, Abraham Cahan’s via Russian revolutionary democrat Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and so on. Incorporating texts in English, Yiddish and Russian, artist Yevgeny Fiks memorializes the revolutionary promise to create a better world and a more just society both here in America and in the Russian homeland.

$15 per person


The Museum at Eldridge Street is a landmark for the Jewish immigrant experience in NYC.  Wonderful programming.  Check out their website.  This one, above, features one of my favorite thinkers, Pyotr Kropotkin.  How I wish we were in NYC this weekend for this Red Kaddish event!

By mira

Mira Z. Amiras is Professor of Comparative Religious Studies and founder of the Middle East Studies Program at San Jose State University. She is past-president of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, and has served on the Executive Council of the American Anthropological Association. She is co-founder, with Ovid Jacob, of Beit Malkhut, a study group in Jewish sacred text. She's most attached to the creatures of her body and her household — first and foremost, her kids, of course: Michael and Rayna — and then the other folks large and small of various species, including Roshi and Vlad, a whole lot of hummingbirds, the old parrot who lives next door, and a beautiful garden that does what it will.

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