“Rosen was fighting battles for women, Native Americans, and African-Americans before these students were born.”
EDITORIAL: Israel’s Knesset may ban Nazi symbols and the very word itself. But attempts to ban the other N-word show us that’s the wrong way to respect victims of hate.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow recounted his grandmother’s reaction when fellow Jews used ‘shvartze’ to describe blacks. The old lady recalled that the anti-Semites called her names in Europe, too.
When a Yeshiva rabbi uses the word ‘shvartze’ to warn about sending another Jew to share a jail cell with a black man, it’s pretty obvious what he means. He’s using the N-word.
A reader objects to the word ‘Yahweh,’ which he finds offensive. Philologos says it’s a legitimate Biblical term and no one has to read it if they don’t want to.