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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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Stochastic Anti-Semitism

Of late, contemporary anti-Semitism has something like the character of a sucker punch when it manifests in physical violence. Always out there and ambient in the public sphere, anti-Semitism is brought together and aggregated online in environments where racial hatred … 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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NY Attacks Don’t Show That Black People Have an anti-Semitism Problem by Elad Nehorai

Concerning what we know and what we don’t know about the recent surge in anti-Semitism in Brooklyn impacting Hasidic Jews, how they seem to have popped up out of nowhere, Elad Nehorai writes at Ha’aretz here: Because of the intense … Continue reading

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You’re Brutal Killers (Trump)

Wrapped up in right wing sweet talk, of note is the familiar, intimate kibbitzing between like-minded people at this political convergence of money and power. They go on for almost an hour. It’s hard to know which statement by the … Continue reading

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(Lachrymose) Yom Kippur (Target)

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(Jewish Emancipation) Teaching Marx & On the Jewish Question

I am sure this probably includes a great many colleagues across the Humanities and also scholars of Marx, and Marxian theorists. This is all the more true when Jewishness is reduced to another expression of “whiteness.” But the sudden realization … Continue reading

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Jared Kushner Palestine Plan (Religion & Politics)

Watching amateur hour unravel in full public view, that the so-called Deal of the Century was cooked up by 3 rightwing modern orthodox Jews will have to be raised at some point. Of course, we’re playing with fire, which is … Continue reading

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Auschwitz + Camp (The Holocaust in American Life in the New York Times Friday Weekend Arts II Section)

Nobody reads print anymore, but these things matter. About the new and important exhibition of artifacts from Auschwitz now on display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the editors at the New York Times Friday Weekend Arts section made bad … Continue reading

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