MASS SHOOTINGS AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT

In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has just taken her turn at the now-obligatory think-of-the-children bleat. It’s almost, but not quite, as obligatory as our-hearts-go-out-to. Politicians have simply got to hire some new writers! In any event, according to Harris, and in a scene reminiscent of the … Continue reading MASS SHOOTINGS AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT

JEWS, THE SHOAH, AND IDENTITY POLITICS

  There’s not a whole lot that’s special about us Jews. Yes, we do celebrate Easter by drinking the blood of a Christian baby, preferably one still wet from the baptismal fount. But other than that we’re pretty much like everyone else. As Shylock asked rhetorically, “Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, … Continue reading JEWS, THE SHOAH, AND IDENTITY POLITICS