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“Now vee may perhaps to begin. Yes?”

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An Icon of American Jewishness (Kirk Douglas at the Wall)

With those man-hands and that craggy face, Kirk Douglas in 1977 is an icon of American Jewishness, ancient and modern at the Western Wall in Jerusalem; secular and religious; performative and phallogocentric. (h/t Matthew Menachem Feuer)

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Jewish Thought At The 2019 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award

At a time when so many of us worry about the future of reading, the future of books, and the future of university scholarship and the humanities, this type of community recognition is a ray of light. You can see … Continue reading

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Understanding & Combating Anti-Semitism Today (Analysis From The American Jewish Progressive/Radical Left)

Without comment and such as they are, here are op-ed analyses from quarters on the Jewish radical/progressive left about how to understand and combat anti-Semitism today. I’ll update this post as more of it comes in. At Jacobin: Only the … Continue reading

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(Not Whiteness) Christianity is at the Root of Anti-Semitism in America

After Pittsburgh and Poway, it was almost comforting to be able to identify the political and racial identity of white anti-Semitism. We knew, more or less, where it was coming from and recognized the motivating ideologies. Now many of us … Continue reading

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The No Fear No Hate Solidarity March Was Trans-Political

I did not make it over the Brooklyn Bridge to hear the speakers, but from the Manhattan side the No Fear No Hate Solidarity March against anti-Semitism and in support of Jewish communities was trans-political, not apolitical. Everyone was there … Continue reading

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A Haredi Response to Anti-Semitism After Monsey (Shimon Rolnitzky)

In mainstream society, both in the United States and in Israel, Haredi Jews are more seen than heard. I am not sure if in Haredi communities his point of view is representative or not, whether it reflects this and that … Continue reading

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