By David Biale
The history of Hasidism: A New History by those who wrote it
Editor’s Note: In 2018, the Forward published this essay raising concerns about female representation in Jewish Studies, focused on a 2017 book about Hasidism. One of its authors responded this month with a broader critique of diversity in the field. The original critics then had another take, and now more of the authors are responding….
I’m A Zionist. Canary Mission Targeted Me Anyway.
I woke up the other day to discover that I promote hatred of Israel and of Jews. So says the Canary Mission, a secretive website funded in part (as The Forward has reported) by a foundation affiliated with the San Francisco Jewish Federation. I am said to belong to a BDS organization (which one, it…
Shoah: The Next Generation
Once They Had a Country: Two Teenage Jewish Refugees in the Second World War By Muriel R. Gillick University of Alabama Press, 240 pages, $19.95 Out on a Ledge: Enduring the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Beyond By Eva Libitzky and Fred Rosenbaum Wicker Park Press, 276 pages, $16.95 As the generation of Shoah survivors reaches…
A Melting Pot President
It was a century ago this year that Israel Zangwill’s iconic play “The Melting Pot” was first staged in New York. Hailed by President Theodore Roosevelt as the quintessential expression of the American spirit, the play celebrated America as the “crucible” that would melt away all Old World hatreds and rivalries. As I contemplated the…
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דער כּוח פֿון נאָסטאַלגיע בײַ אַמעריקאַנער ייִדןThe power of Jewish nostalgia among American Jews
רחל גראָס טענהט, אַז דאָס באַזוכן היסטאָרישע שילן, פֿאָרשן די משפּחה־געשיכטע און עסן אין ייִדישע רעסטאָראַנען האָבן אַ רעליגיעזן באַטײַט
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