Stone Cold Truth at Tablet is Schlock

Tablet Magazine is not a serious outlet. It comes across as petty and small bore. The Sunday New York Times on Sunday, April 10, 2022 ran wrenching stories about massacres in Ukraine and state repression in Russia as it seems to be slipping into totalitarianism. In the middle of it all, Tablet pays for a full-page ad. Under the bold banner of “stone cold truth,” Tablet buries rightwing Jewish bullet points in a pile of schlock: “The Kashrut of Fake Pork,” “Separate and Unequal for Jewish Groups on Campus,” “When Ray Charles Sang ‘Hava Nagila’ with David Ben-Gurion,” “This Isn’t Obama’s Iran Deal. It’s Much, Much worse,” “Why Yiddish is Funny,” and the like. A few pages over, Holocaust museums also pay for a full page ad protesting Russian aggression and genocide in Ukraine.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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