Jewish leaders level ‘critiques’ of social justice concepts that are almost entirely unmoored from any engagement with their actual content.
Shielding people from criticism of Israel is worse than ineffective — it’s counterproductive to a lasting commitment to Israel.
This week exposed an uncomfortable truth that American Jews are just now beginning to wrestle with: Israel doesn’t care about American Jews.
Anti-BDS laws have to be enforced by state bureaucrats. And state bureaucrats aren’t always the most reliable of public functionaries.
The reason Woody Allen is still shielded by Hollywood is because most of the time, most powerful men are shielded from consequence.
What we need is not an Open Hillel. What we need is a Democratic Hillel.
There is nothing conceptually different between calling a policy “bad for the poor” and calling a policy “antisemitic”.
If there is a valid Jewish critique to be had, it’s not of too much intersectionality but too little.