UNDERSTANDING ANTISEMITISM: AN OFFERING TO OUR MOVEMENT (Jews For Racial & Economic Justice)

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An excellent resource on understanding anti-Semitism from a left, anti-racist perspective put together by Jews For Racial & Economic Justice. The text is agnostic about Zionism, an ideology it refuses to reject out of hand, even as it supports legitimate criticism of the State of Israel. Primarily writing for non-Jews, but not just, the authors do not shy away from calling out anti-Semitism as it appears on the left. Appealing to Jewish difference and the diversity of Jewish difference, the vision of the Jewish people is global, multi-racial and inter-ethnic. An interesting document reflecting upon the Jewish left at our historical moment, you can read the whole thing here. It comes as close as it comes to pitch perfect.

About zjb

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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3 Responses to UNDERSTANDING ANTISEMITISM: AN OFFERING TO OUR MOVEMENT (Jews For Racial & Economic Justice)

  1. dmf says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mpp3l
    From a volcano billowing smoke on the rooftops of Jerusalem to documentary theatre bus trips and Kulna music, Israeli artistic director Itay Mautner navigates the joys and challenges of designing the city’s season of culture – the Mekudeshet Festival.

  2. Yehuda Fogel says:

    Dear Professor Braiterman-

    My name is Yehuda Fogel, and I am currently an undergruate student…. As a follower of your blog, I first want to thank you for timely and thought provoking array of thoughts that grace my inbox.

    I am somewhat involved in the organizing of the 3rd annual Undergraduate Judaic Studies Conference, hosted by Yale this year, and I was wondering if you would be interested in posting information about it to your students/blog, to spread the word about a great opportunity for undergraduates interested in presenting their research.

    Here is the link for the conference: https://undergradjudaicsconference.com/ , and I attached the call for papers on the bottom of the email. I can definitely try my best to answer any questions you may have.

    Thank you for everything!

    [image: Inline image 1]

    Best, Yehuda Fogel

    On Nov 15, 2017 9:57 PM, “jewish philosophy place” wrote:

    zjb posted: ” An excellent resource on understanding anti-Semitism from a left, anti-racist perspective put together by Jews For Racial & Economic Justice. The text is agnostic about Zionism, an ideology it refuses to reject out of hand, even as it supports legit”

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