ISRAEL’S NEW NATION STATE LAW

Eighty-three years after the National Socialist government of Germany passed the Nuremberg Race Laws in 1935, the Zionist government of Israel has decided to follow suit. It wasn’t inevitable, but perhaps predictable. Eighty-three years is a long time to hope history wouldn’t repeat itself, even with some of the same players. And besides, whatever’s happening … Continue reading ISRAEL’S NEW NATION STATE LAW

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