Thursday, March 8, 2012

BU: A Hotbed of Jewy-ness & Accordion Music

Silverman Sisters & Accordion:  From Boston University's Bostonia Alumni Magazine:

Sarah Silverman and her sister Susan Silverman transformed the School of Management auditorium into a giant, congenial living room one night last November, when they spoke about their “Jewy-ness.” The rambling discussion between comedian Sarah Silverman and Rabbi Susan Silverman (CAS’85) was laced with humanity, wisdom, mutual affection, and a gentle helping of mischief.
The evening, which drew an overflow audience, was hosted by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and a College of Arts & Sciences religion department hoping to broaden the focus of Judaic studies from sober examinations of anti-Semitism and the long historic shadow of the Holocaust.

Also in the current issue of Bostonia:

Squeezebox Diaspora, about "the spread of accordion music throughout the world." 


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