Mark I. Pinsky


Why Were 'Selma' Jews Who Fought for Civil Rights Ostracized?

By Mark I. Pinsky

Why Were 'Selma' Jews Who Fought for Civil Rights Ostracized?
‘Selma’ depicts the time-honored heroism of the civil rights struggle. Why has the story of those Alabama Jews who were shunned for standing up for justice never been told?Read More


For 25 Years, 'The Simpsons' Has Been Good for the Jews

By Mark I. Pinsky

For 25 Years, 'The Simpsons' Has Been Good for the Jews
“The Simpsons” 25th anniversary marathon on cable network FXX — now airing every episode, plus the 2007 feature film — includes a surprising insight for careful observers: The award-winning cartoon sitcom is one of the Jews’ best friends.Read More


Is 'Family Guy' Anti-Semitic?

By Mark I. Pinsky

Is 'Family Guy' Anti-Semitic?
Sunday night’s episode of “Family Guy,” the long-running animated comedy, included a 25-second segment that illustrated once again creator Seth MacFarlane’s unapologetic anti-Semitism.Read More


Touring Turkey's Synagogues

By Mark I. Pinsky

Touring Turkey's Synagogues
Once there were hundreds of vibrant congregations in Turkey. Today, many of the synagogues are empty, accessible only by appointment with a caretaker.Read More


Mr. Grayson Salsas Back to Washington

By Mark I. Pinsky

Mr. Grayson Salsas Back to Washington
Alan Grayson, an outspoken Jewish Democrat from Florida, is returning to Congress in triumph. He scored a landslide bolstered by support of a growing bloc of Puerto Rican voters.Read More



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