After a recent episode of The West Wing Weekly podcast, a listener complained that co-host Joshua Malina talked about Jewish things too often.
Our obsession with Bernie’s Jewishness has very little to do with the politician himself. We’re projecting our quest for identity onto him in an attempt to negotiate our own anxieties, Evan Goldstein argues.
Judaism finds its richest expression in debate. So why does Hillel block diverse student opinions about pursuing peace between Israel and the Palestinians?
Last week the United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, proposed sending a 24,000-strong peacekeeping force to Darfur and called for international efforts to secure the Sudanese government’s consent to the plan. However, he knows full well that U.N. member states are unlikely to deploy troops to Sudan without the Sudanese government’s consent. The situation, in short, is this: unless the U.N. is willing to back military intervention into Darfur, the genocide will continue.