Category Archives: Jewish

How Should Jews Remember Rev. Billy Graham?

Currently, the #1 story at The New York Jewish Week is “How Should Jews Remember Rev. Billy Graham?”: Rev. Graham’s sharing of vile anti-Semitic stereotypes with President Nixon in 1972 did not endear him to Jewish collective memory. In secretly taped … Continue reading

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What Makes Jewish Comedy Jewish?

From David Baddiel’s review of Jeremy Dauber’s book Jewish Comedy: A Serious History (“What makes Jewish comedy Jewish?”): Jewishness in comedy – what, in other words, is actually Jewish about the comedy of these secular Jews – is elusive, a … Continue reading

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Young Harvey Weinstein: The Making of a Monster

Interesting (and all too stereotypical) backstory from a THR piece titled “Young Harvey Weinstein: The Making of a Monster”: The ship was enormous and solid as a rock. Built in 1897 and capable of traveling at a speed of 13 … Continue reading

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Saving Private Ryan & the Jewish Experience

“Spielberg’s War: Saving Private Ryan & the Jewish Experience” is an excellent essay and a great companion to Rob Ager’s always-insightful film analyses. “By having the most gruesome and realistic depictions of war at the beginning, Spielberg neatly turns the … Continue reading

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The Culture Creators

When it comes to ‘culture creation’ and modernity’s decline towards decadence, one ethnic group in particular is greatly overrepresented.

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Kosher Salt: On Jewish Humor

In City Journal, Stefan Kanfer reviews Jewish Comedy: A Serious History by Jeremy Dauber (“Kosher Salt: How Jewish humor became the standard”). The sort of self-deprecating Jewish joke I wish we heard more of: Sometimes the humor presented the flip side … Continue reading

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JYT: Poland Better Acknowledge Their Role in the Holocaust™

Nationalism is on the rise in Poland, and **** don’t like to see nationalist sentiment among European goyim, be they from the Western side of Europe or the Eastern side. This past November, 60,000 Polish nationalists marched on Poland’s independence … Continue reading

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Interesting Flickers in Jonah Goldberg Interview

This interview of Jonah Goldberg by Ben Domenech is instructive. Of the #NeverTrumpers among Conservative, Inc., the two discuss (at the 10:00 marker) how GOPE has for the most part begun to adjust to Trump’s agenda, except for the “the … Continue reading

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Israel: The Double Standard – Pt. 3,182

From Haaretz, a truly remarkable story wherein a major national political figure… is honest. (“Justice Minister: Israel Must Keep Jewish Majority Even at the Expense of Human Rights”): Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Monday that if not for the fence … Continue reading

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The War vs. Céline

As I recently posted about, in France there is a culture war being waged against important historical figures like Maurras & Céline. In New Statesman, Andrew Hussey addresses “The literature debate tearing apart Paris: should Céline’s racist pamphlets be published?” … Continue reading

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