Tag Archives: Holocaust

Foroys Blog (Old School Jewish Socialism)

An anti-Zionist friend recommended a post at this blogsite and I am recommending it, the Foroys Blog, to anyone and everyone, but especially to my comrades in modern Jewish Studies. The Foroys combines the memory of old school Jewish socialism and … Continue reading

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(Satmar and the Holocaust) Sectarian and Visionary (Va’Yoel Moshe)

Guiding undergraduates through an English language introduction to the Yoel Teitelebaum’s Va’Yoel Moshe presents something of a difficulty. What exactly is this thing? Does it reflect a mainstream of orthodox and ultra-orthodox thinking, or is it something of the outlier, … Continue reading

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#ShoahLanzmannLiveTweet

I think I can be proud of myself, or maybe not. Today in my class on the Holocaust and Judaism, a student, let’s call her “Jackie” asked how to make sense of Lanzmann’s Shoah. She was clearly disoriented by the … Continue reading

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(On The Front Page) White House Holocaust Centers

I’m posting this image, not because of what it says directly about either Spicer or Trump but because of the visual power of the layout and what it says about the Holocaust as a tabloid object, positioned here as a … Continue reading

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On Not Teaching Night & Fog to University Students Who Don’t Have Time (For the Holocaust)

Something very strange happened in my American Judaism class this past week. At the start of the semester in relation to I forget what I got into an argument with my students (a good natured one I’d like to think) … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day (George Segal)

In general, not a huge fan of George Segal. But today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked by the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 27, 1945. It seems a good a day as any and ever to post … Continue reading

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“Mayne khaveyrim” (elie wiesel)

“One who says that he hears the footsteps of the Messiah hears only the steps of my old friends. Those who went into the pale night twenty years ago, and were engulfed in flames by the angels.” Elie Wiesel, “Mayne … Continue reading

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