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This Is What Politics Looks Like (Nancy Pelosi)

I’ve been posting photographs of political leaders that I find interesting for what they tell us about politics. Here we are given to see the (three quarter?) profile of a master politician in the dark surrounding shadows of deep reflection, … Continue reading

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(Trump) You Don’t Have to Hate Jews to Stoke Anti-Semitism (Joshua Shanes)

Kudos to Joshua Shanes for this remarkable op-ed at the WaPo. Extending Joshua’s argument a little, he bats down the lie that you hear about Trump (and also about anti-Zionism?) that you can’t be an anti-Semite if you don’t hate … Continue reading

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Too Many Humans, Not Enough Souls

On a walk the other week in NYC before the elections there was this message. Apparently, #unlosophy101 is a thing. You can find a link to its Twitter feed here.

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Get OUT and VOTE (2018)

The American Jewish vote is incredibly anxious.

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(A Rabbinic Voice From Israel) Response to Pittsburgh Contra Trump (Rav Moshe Lichtenstein)

I found these words below on the wall of Dov Weiss at FB, responding to the massacre in Pittsburgh and expressing sharp criticism of President Trump. They are by Rav Moshe Lichtenstein, a liberal voice on the modern orthodox/religious Zionist … Continue reading

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(Political Stress Test) American Liberal Jewish Double Down (After Pittsburgh & Trump)

There’s been some comment about “deep splits” in the American Jewish community after Pittsburgh and in reaction to Trump. I don’t see it that way. Sure there are outliers, about which I will comment below, and the Jewish right has … Continue reading

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On Keeping the Hyphen in Anti-Semitism (In Conversation with Emily Filler)

Arguments out there by academic colleagues and also by leftwing (anti-Zionist) activists say that “we” should take the hyphen out of Anti-Semitism. My colleague Emily Filler wrote in response to a query that “people have argued that removing the hyphen … Continue reading

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