Tag Archives: American Judaism

(Trump) Cemetery Desecration (Missouri 2017)

Across the country and up into the White House, what’s new is the scale of the new anti-Semitism. Trump America looks like anti-Semites vandalizing 170 to 200 gravestones at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Missouri near St. Louis. … Continue reading

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New Antisemitism in American Politics (Trump and Turx)

This is a sea change in the public sphere of American and American-Jewish political life. Watch the exchange posted below between Trump and journalist Jake Turx. The President expects a “friendly” question from Turx, obviously, because Turx is an orthodox … Continue reading

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Haredi Transgender (Abby Stein)

In the depressing and dreary state of our political world in the Age of Trump, this is touching and lovely story about the power of transformation and self-creation is life affirming. For those who can’t get behind the Ha’aretz paywall … Continue reading

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(From Fiction To Fact) Philip Roth Beat Trump To The Punch

Lots of the author’s readers have noted the unsettling convergence. Philip Roth’s Plot Against America is a dystopian counter-history which chronicles the election of Charles Lindbergh to the U.S. presidency and his transformation of the country into a Nazi state. … Continue reading

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Anti-American & Un-Jewish (Jared Kushner)

Given the force with which Jewish neo-conservatives have taken a stand against  Trump and Trumpism, I want to parse this statement with some precision. Jared Kushner is the great hope of the Netanyahu wing of the Jewish right, especially on … Continue reading

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Muslim Refugees & Immigrants In The Synagogue ( A Note From The Liberal Pew)

Expressing deep shame about the Trump administration’s recent executive decision, yesterday at congregation Ansche Chesed in New York the rabbi voiced strong support of refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries. The expression of this kind of solidarity has a particular … Continue reading

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(Fact & Fiction) Donald Trump’s Plot Against America (REL/JSP 338) (American Judaism)

I was very grateful to an undegraduate student in my American Judaism class at Syracuse. It took some courage for him to confess before the entire group on the second class meeting that he was well into the fifteenth page or … Continue reading

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