Gentiles Must Think Jews Are Out Of Our Minds


I live in something of a Jewish bubble, so I often find myself wondering what gentile family, friends, colleagues, and students think when Jewish social media goes off the rails every so often or with great frequency concerning Israel or anti-Semitism. I mean, not the anti-Semites, or the committed anti-Zionists. They make themselves clear. But offline, I never ask anyone directly. It would be rude to put someone on the spot, and I refuse to do it. It is an awkward silence. You/they must think we’re out of our minds.

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.
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1 Response to Gentiles Must Think Jews Are Out Of Our Minds

  1. dmf says:

    I doubt it except in the usual ways they cast everything as evidence of the wrongheadedness of their opposing tribe.
    Does leave me wondering how one might criticize the influence of AIPAC in these times without kicking this all off in all too predictable ways…

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