“Apparently I’m the biggest problem for the Jewish community,” Linda Sarsour said. “I am, like, the existential threat.”
“Having an anti-Semite on a panel to discuss anti-Semitism is ridiculous,” one professor said.
Anti-Defamation League director Jonathan Greenblatt said including Sarsour was like “Oscar Meyer leading a panel on vegetarianism.”
(JTA) — Swastikas were drawn on the doors of at least four dorm rooms at a New York university. One of the dorm suites vandalized Saturday at The New School in Manhattan was home to four Jewish students. One of the students tweeted a photo of her door. We woke up to this on our…
Guess what? John Galliano feels bad. In an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair Galliano publicly apologized for the anti-Semitic remarks that got him fired from Dior in 2011.
The New School’s Jewish Student Union has put out a petition protesting John Galliano’s teaching appointment at the Parsons School of Design.
NEW YORK — Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is continuing his public image rehabilitation with an upcoming stint teaching a master class at one of New York’s leading design schools.
The New School’s program, “The Jewish-American Relationship with Israel at the Crossroads,” raised my suspicions for two reasons: the one-sided composition of its panel and its scheduling from 4 to 6 PM on a Saturday afternoon. Was this meant as a deliberate slap at pro-Israel and religious Jews, I wondered?
While Hanukkah preparations and aftermath can overshadow every other human activity in December, ‘tis also the season for classical concerts, especially although by no means exclusively, in the New York area. These can include much Yiddishkayt, despite the seeming omnipresence of Handel’s “Messiah.”
Rock stars go on wild tours around the world and poets sit holed up in their dusty bookish apartments. Right? The former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky is on the road to prove you wrong. On the road around the country that is — alongside Ben Allison’s jazz collective. You can see them perform together last summer here.