By Susannah Heschel
Effi Eitam leading Yad Vashem disgraces the memory of the 6 million
What if an American university appointed a known, vocal racist with no academic training in the field to head its Holocaust Studies program? Surely an outcry would occur. Many would decry the defamation of the memory of the 6 million, and the contempt for the integrity of scholarship such an appointment would signify. That outcry…
Letter | To the Jewish AOCs: Why don’t Jewish institutions support you?
To the Editor: In response to “We are the Jewish AOCs,” I would like to say that I fully agree and add that I am here, too, and for decades have been speaking and writing on our behalf. The problem is not only for “the Jewish organizational world to see us [my emphasis] as leaders…
Where is the Jewish AOC?
The Jewish president of a major American university came to speak many years ago at Dartmouth College, where I am a professor, and denounced affirmative action as a serious threat to Jews. I pointed out to him that affirmative action had been tremendously beneficial to my own career as a woman who is also a…
My Father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Was A Dreamer, Too
I cannot bear the word “deportation.” My father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, was living in Frankfurt, Germany, in October 1938 in a rented room from a Jewish family in the leafy suburb of Eschersheim. My father was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, the child of great Hasidic rebbes, and had gone in 1927 to…
What Selma Meant to Jews Like My Father
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, right, marches with Dr. Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders / Getty Images (JTA) — The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an…
An Orange on Plate for Women — And Spit Out Seeds of Hate
Passover was high drama in my childhood. Preparations began weeks in advance, with meticulous scrubbing, shopping and organizing. Strong emotions came out in the days before the holiday, when every crumb of hametz had to be removed, and we had to tread very carefully. One mistake could bring calamity. When we finally sat down for…
My Feminist Formation
This is the eighth entry in an ongoing series exploring Jewish feminism. I’ve always felt that I was born a feminist. Seeing injustice and protesting it as a child, my eyes were too big and my voice was too loud. The disparities were offensive: in the synagogue, at homes of my Hasidic relatives, at my…
Prominent law firm partners who made offensive comments about Jews and others resign
Why is the name of ‘the most vicious antisemite in the English-speaking world’ still so prominent at Cornell?
The far left and far right are equally antisemitic? A new study suggests otherwise
Echoing the language of antisemites, Emmanuel Macron has started to embrace the D-word
In Case You Missed It
That $65 million deal to sell AJU’s main campus? It just fell through.
Israel’s historic U-20 World Cup soccer run comes to an end with loss to Uruguay
I’m retired and I don’t drive. How do I fill and face the days ahead?
The latest landmark on Boston’s Freedom Trail? A Nazi railcar
The Role of Journalism in Combating Antisemitism
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