I grimaced when I heard about the racist and sexist emails exchanged at the Alpha Epsilon Pi Chapter at the University of Chicago - my alma mater. Then I read the emails, and I became furious.
‘Downton Abbey’ has been criticized for its romanticized portrayal of the British aristocracy’s attitudes towards Jews. Jonathan Katz explains why even a guilty pleasure soap opera can do better.
Jonathan Katz is all for embracing Jewish culture. But he is wary of some who promote Ashkenazi heritage as a way of excluding others — like Sephardi Jews or people of color.