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The Hard Jewish Anti-Zionist Left: Lousy Allies & Gas Lighting Anti-Semitism

Something incendiary I wrote for the Forward about the radical Jewish left and hard anti-Zionism, going after Jews, and gas lighting anti-Semitism helping no one, not Jews and the Jewish community, and not the intersectional Jewish left. Michelle Goldberg writes … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sharp Critical Response by President of Pitzer College To Haifa BDS

In addition to violating core principles of academic inquiry and freedom, recent campaigns by BDS to end study abroad in Israel should be recognized as a body blow targeting Jewish students and Jewish Studies. Rightly concerned about the impact of … 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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(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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Trump Campaign (This Recent Iteration of White Nationalism & Anti-Semitism Began With Him At Twitter)

At home and coursing across the internet of things (that network of devices and other forms of connective hardware), it is easy to trace back this current iteration of white nationalism and what seems like an almost sudden appearance into … Continue reading

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