‘It’s clear that societies in which anti-Semitism flourishes are societies that are dying or dead.’
I enjoyed writing this piece for The Forward, because it went beyond knee-jerk Jewish criticism of Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
Last week, the opinion editor at The Forward sent me a quick, six-word email: “Do you have an Epstein take?” I thought about Jewish villains and then clacked out my gut reaction.
The next crop of Jewish-themed books will be Holocaust-related and address the rise in anti-Semitism
In 1972, all the white kids stayed home to protest—except my brothers and me. Three years later, our house was vandalized with swastikas. This was Augusta, Georgia, where Jews were not considered “white.”
Eighteen years ago, I left my job as managing editor at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
20 years ago, there was a great fear that young Jews, facing no anti-Semitism, were losing connection to Judaism.
After I left JTA in 2001, I had to take a break from Jewish news. I thought it’d be great to cover science, where there were fewer disputes, where things are either true or not true. Boy was I ever wrong.
Philosopher Andrew Pessin takes a look at Jewish thought through the ages, discovers “exhilarating” disagreement.
Is Tikkun Olam ripping Judaism apart? I interviewed author Jonathan Neumann for Publishers Weekly.