Samuel G. Freedman


Checking Your Jewish Privilege

By Samuel G. Freedman

Checking Your Jewish Privilege
The Princeton student who sparked the ‘check your privilege’ debate reminds Samuel G. Freedman of a Jewish archetype: the strong man who also feels like a weakling.Read More


Donald Sterling Rant Reveals Archetype of Small-Minded Jew Hasn't Quite Died

By Samuel G. Freedman

Donald Sterling Rant Reveals Archetype of Small-Minded Jew Hasn't Quite Died
A shared history of enduring bigotry has helped Jews forge an unusually close bond with blacks. Donald Sterling’s shameful racism shows not all of us have learnt from the past.Read More


'Breaking Bad's Jewish Lesson

By Samuel G. Freedman

'Breaking Bad's Jewish Lesson
For Sam Freedman, the emotional core of ‘Breaking Bad’ was Walter White’s sacrifice of his namesake son. That’s a lesson Jews who’ve read the story of Moloch would understand.Read More


Sheldon Adelson's Self-Defeating Meddling

By Samuel G. Freedman

Sheldon Adelson's Self-Defeating Meddling
Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson emphatically succeeded in his goal of affecting the presidential election. The only thing is, he succeeded in re-electing President Obama.Read More


Penn State: A Modern-Day Akeda

By Samuel G. Freedman

Penn State: A Modern-Day Akeda
We think that moral tests like the Biblical akeda don’t apply to us. Then we read about Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s link to a abuse scandal, writes Samuel G. Freedman.Read More



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