Category Archives: Jewish

The Marvelous Subversion of Mrs. Maisel

The 1950s has long been the Left’s favorite punching bag. To those of the loud, urban, NYC-pseudo-intellectual milieu, the small towns of Mayberry, and wherever Ozzie and Harriet and ‘the Beave’ lived, are jokes, absurdist romanticizations of an era that … Continue reading

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The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism

What would the Holocaust™ Industry be without The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism? The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism, which is one of the few journals exclusively dedicated to the analysis of antisemitism, focuses on the multiple and changing manifestations of antisemitism … Continue reading

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Rabbi Brody’s Peppermint Schtick

Richard Brody (the famed New Yorker movie critic whose worldview and appearance are very much that of a rabbi) is not a fan of films which feature Gentile white people. He intimates their time is done, their epoch over. It … Continue reading

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My Experiences with The Other: Berkshires Edition

I had this post semi-written up a few years ago, but never finished. A recent Counter-Currents piece on the writer’s weekend in The Berkshires prompted me to finish it (and post as a comment.) I figured I’d reproduce it here … Continue reading

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Who Best to Introduce Cormac McCarthy?

Rachel Kushner, who for reasons I can’t comprehend was selected to write the Introduction to a new Picador edition of Cormac McCarthy’s ‘Border Trilogy’ writes: As I revisited the trilogy recently, I was in a home office that is walking … Continue reading

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NYT’s Q&A w/Billy Joel

Virtually every NYT culture story injects Trumphitler into the mix. They just can’t help themselves (“Billy Joel’s Got a Good Job and Hits in His Head”). After sustained Q&A about his musical past and present, the reporter (Rob Tannenbaum) throws out … Continue reading

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Religiosity & Ethnicity: Jewish Identity Trends in the U.S.

Cohen, S.M. 2001. “Religiosity and ethnicity: Jewish identity trends in the United States”, in Who owns Judaism? Public religion and private Faith in America and Israel, vol. XVII, ed. E. Lederhendler, pp. 101-130. Oxford University Press. Cohen identifies 6 dimensions … Continue reading

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Religion as a Channel of Jewish Ethnicity

From “Accounting for Jewish Secularism: Is a New Cultural Identity Emerging?” by Bruce A. Phillips. Source: Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 30, No. 1, Special Issue: Jewish Secularism (June 2010), pp. 63-85: All Jewish immigrants, regardless of when they came, brought with them … Continue reading

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The ‘Nervousness’ of the Jew

Excerpt from Abraham Myerson’s “The ‘Nervousness’ of the Jew,” Mental Hygiene 4 (1920): 65–72: It is idle, of course, to deny that the Jew has an innate character, different from that of other races, which perhaps predisposes him to psychoneuroses … Continue reading

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Jews and Race (The Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought) (2011)

Jews and Race (The Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought) (2011) Edited by Mitchell B. Hart Published by Brandeis University Press Publisher’s Summary: Many people think of Jews as victims of a particular sort of racism, not as active participants … Continue reading

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