By Evan Goldstein
‘The West Wing’ Is Still the Jewiest Show for Our Post-Jewish Times
On a recent episode of “The West Wing Weekly” — a podcast that discusses Aaron Sorkin’s celebrated TV series “The West Wing” — Joshua Malina reported that a certain Facebook commenter, “Jim,” had complained that the podcast discussed Jewish topics too often. You can certainly disagree with Jim’s judgment, but he’s right that Jewishness has…
How Bernie Sanders Reveals Our Own Jewish Identity Anxiety
This election cycle, a curious side-story has developed around the question of Bernie Sanders’s Jewish identity. What of Jew is he? What’s he like at Kiddush? What’d he do at that kibbutz? Why doesn’t he talk more about being Jewish? Why doesn’t he talk more about Yiddish socialism? Should we force him to be more…
Open Up Hillel to All
Judith Butler speaks at the inaugural Open Hillel conference in Boston/Photo by Gili Getz/Open Hillel (JTA) — Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins to…
Who Will Send Troops To Save Darfur?
Last week the United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, proposed sending a 24,000-strong peacekeeping force to Darfur and called for international efforts to secure the Sudanese government’s consent to the plan. However, he knows full well that U.N. member states are unlikely to deploy troops to Sudan without the Sudanese government’s consent. The situation, in…
Biden is preparing to defy Israel in wartime — something no president has done since Eisenhower
Israel’s greatest threat? Unwavering belief in its own morality
In a viral video interview, Libs of TikTok founder endorses an antisemitic conspiracy theory
What’s the right next move in this war — and why is it so hard to trust anyone’s answer?
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‘Our Palestine Question’: The first American Jews to fight for Palestinian rights
Wed., Mar. 6, 2024 • 2 P.M. ET
Geoffrey Levin, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University, joins Forward reporter Arno Rosenfeld in conversation about his new book, "Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978."
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