David Shneer is a writer, scholar, and holds the Louis P. Singer Chair of Jewish History and serves as chair of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. His previous work includes Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, Queer Jews, and New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora.
By David Shneer
Colorado JCRC Lost Me With Their Non-Response to Steve Bannon
Dear Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council, I want to thank you for having had such a rigorous conversation about what kind of statement to make in light of the post-election (and not just!) increase in anti-Semitic activity and other forms of violence around the country. It’s disturbing and upsetting. I understand how hard a big…
When Yiddish Came to North Korea
On September 4, 1965, Lin Jaldati stepped onto a stage in Pyongyang, North Korea and quite possibly became the first person in Communist North Korea to sing in Yiddish. As I will discuss in a July 13 talk at the Yiddish Book Center’s Paper Bridge Summer Arts Festival in Amherst, Mass., Jaldati and her husband,…
My Commitment Ceremony With Obama
I’m one of those Americans who pounded the pavement for candidate Barack Obama in 2008 but has since grown ambivalent about his presidency. He wasn’t pulling out enough troops from Afghanistan; he wasn’t working hard enough to push Israel to halt settlement building; the health care initiative turned into a disaster. And he wasn’t coming…
Allies Who Come With a Cost
If one peeks behind many American Jewish leaders, one will often find pro-Israel Christian evangelicals. Their support for Israel is not only ideologically and politically motivated, but is also driven by a fundamentalist vision of the messianic age. Jews and Israel play an important role in their particular brand of Christianity, known as premillennial dispensationalism,…
Prominent law firm partners who made offensive comments about Jews and others resign
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