Gordon Haber


Israel and Circumcision Top List of Concerns in New 'Pewish' Plays

By Gordon Haber

Israel and Circumcision Top List of Concerns in New 'Pewish' Plays
The Pew Survey of American Jewry has inspired conversation, argument, and now actual drama. ‘Pewish,’ a night of new Jewish plays, shows how influential the survey continues to be.Read More


A Personal History of Blood Libel in Poland

By Gordon Haber

A Personal History of Blood Libel in Poland
Recently, a painting depicting blood libel and making manifest a long history of Polish anti-Semitism was unveiled in the town of Sandomierz. Gordon Haber recalls seeing the painting up close and the effect it had on him.Read More


How the Other Half of America Still Lives

By Gordon Haber

How the Other Half of America Still Lives
Michael Harrington’s ‘The Other America,’ changed what we know about poverty. Sasha Abramsky finds things haven’t changed much in the 50 years since.Read More


Jewish Exploitation of the Educated Underclass

By Gordon Haber

Jewish Exploitation of the Educated Underclass
Right now Jewish academics in the U.S. are preoccupied with the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israel. But very few Jews in academia — or Jews in any position of moral authority — have spoken up about an academic scandal that has been quietly building for decades: the exploitation of adjunct instructors at American colleges and universities.Read More


The Jewish History of Futures (and Options)

By Gordon Haber

The Jewish History of Futures (and Options)
From the Torah to the 2008 crash, Jews have been influential in derivatives. We would be wise to take our forefathers’ advice: diversify, diversify, diversify.Read More






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