Tag Archives: racism

(Jews4BlackLives Kavvanot) Ritual Toolkit (JFREJ)

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) put together “In the Streets and In Your Home: Jews4BlackLives Ritual Toolkit” which you can find here. Students of contemporary Jewish history and culture will instantly recognize this project as part of decades … Continue reading

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Judaism, Pandemic, and Race-Terror (Susannah Heschel)

Simply one of the best things out there from a Jewish perspective tying together into a single word a response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to the pandemic of anti-black racism in America. Susannah Heschel posted it here at Immanent … Continue reading

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White Nationalism At Tablet

[h/t Jeffrey Blutinger] Why would a prominent online magazine of crypto-conservative Jewish culture and politics publish “American Racist: A Q & A with Kevin MacDonald, the country’s most influential white identitarian ideologue”? A large indented block quote by interviewer David … Continue reading

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(Anti-Monument) Lives & Deaths of Racist Images

. Idols and icons lead complex lives, they enact suffering and they suffer violence when screws turn. Historian and theorist of art and architecture and post-Holocaust memorialization, James Young writes here on memory and counter-memory, monuments and counter- or anti-monuments, … Continue reading

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Design Politics of Racism in Israel (2018)

There is the racist content and the fascist friend/enemy crouch. There is evidence as to the way that religion, in this case, the religion of Judaism and the fear of Islam, is used to manipulate the political discourse in Israel, … Continue reading

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Reactionary Not Radical (Meir Kahane & Louis Farrakhan)

The latest brouhaha about Farrakhan confusing large parts of the U.S. left comes down to the difference between radicals and reactionaries. Reactionaries of every stripe always say they are acting to lift up this or that beloved community. That they … Continue reading

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(On Recognition) Blacks & Jews & the Women’s March (Farrakhan Again)

The details, of course, are well-known by now. Farrakhan, a master conspiracy theorist, emerges from out under the rocks like some monster to pronounce against his longtime enemies, “the “powerful Jews,” warning that “their time is up, your world is … Continue reading

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A Conservative Christian Feminist & the KKK (Mollie Alma White)

Touching on American religious history and sociology of Christianity, feminism and racism, worth a look is this article by Sharon Otterman in the NYT Metropolitan section (Sunday). It’s about Zaraphath Christian Church, described as the flagship congregation of the Pillar … Continue reading

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Black Shirt Jewish Neo-Nazis (Israel 2014) (Good Night Left Side)

Compare and contrast? The guys in the bottom pictures are neo-Nazis in Europe. The boys in the top photographs are rightwing assailants who attacked a group of leftist protesters in Tel Aviv the other night. Turns out that they’re also Nazis. … Continue reading

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Bright Red Lines (Anti-Racism) (Israel)

After the funeral of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and then the anti-Arab racist riots in Jerusalem, and now after what appears to be the politically motivated murder of 16-year-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir it should be clear that an organized … Continue reading

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