9 Thoughts on the Matisyahu Disinvite, anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and Leftist Discourse

Very thoughtful comments about BDS, left anti-Semitism, and litmus tests

The Leftern Wall

source: some corner of the internet. 

‘none are free until we are all free…’

So. Perhaps it was silly of me to think that I could just digitally jot down a few snippets about an issue I’ve been thinking about (but not writing about) a lot over the past year, and then call it a day. I have a lot more to say, some of it triggered by responses to my piece and tweets, and other things that are unconnected to Señor Matisyahu, but are very much connected to the other three subjects. Here goes.

1. I could be wrong about the Matisyahu Disinvite. 

It could be, as some thoughtful, progressive Twitter users argued, that the disinvite was not about him being Jewish, and rather was in response to offensive comments about Palestine and Palestinians. Daniel Wickham pared down the issue as follows:

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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