Category Archives: Jewish

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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Wolfson – The Duplicity of Philosophy’s Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other (2018)

The Duplicity of Philosophy’s Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other (2018) By Elliot R. Wolfson Published by Columbia University Press (2018) Publisher Summary: Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) is considered one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century in … Continue reading

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Nazi Faces in the Clouds

We live in an era when Leftists see Neo-Nazis in the clouds. This strange sort of Rorschach projection has accelerated in recent years, with SJWs seeing KKK hoods in a woman wrapped in a blanket, Janeane Garofalo saying she heard … Continue reading

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Leonard the Liberator

From David Denby’s review of Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein by Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein: As a young man, Leonard Bernstein was prodigiously gifted and exceptionally handsome, and he slept with many men and with … Continue reading

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The Ballad of David Irving

Ron Unz’s “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving” is a must-read and yet another object lesson for the need to question everything. Every grand sweeping narrative you take for granted (e.g., “Winston Churchill is a hero!”) must be, to use … Continue reading

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