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Dec 25, 2018, 9:50 PM
Ashkenazi Jews Are Indigenous To Israel, Not Europe
For Jews, awareness of our indigeneity to Israel is of paramount importance. It is a vital reminder of who we are, where we come from, and what our ancestors died to defend. It is the antidote to centuries of...
Aug 16, 2018, 10:07 AM
Fair-Skinned Jews Have Every Right to Call Themselves White-Passing
A little over a month ago, the Forward published an op-ed that sent the entire Jewish blogosphere into chaos. Its premise was that "white Jews" -- by which the author meant Ashkenazi Jews, and presumably fair-skinned non-Ashkenazim as well...
Jun 3, 2018, 11:45 PM
Tamika Mallory Is Right
What can I say? I gotta give credit where it's due. I've criticized Tamika Mallory many times in the past. I've said some very unkind things about her, both on this website and on Twitter, where I addressed her directly....
May 23, 2018, 12:10 PM
Marc Lamont Hill’s ‘7 Myths’ Are Not Myths at All
Whenever we hear the word "myth," images of phantasmal creatures often come to mind. Diminutive dwarves, gargantuan giants, sea serpents with seven heads, and birds whose wings are so large they can blot out the sun. Just as frequently,...
Mar 13, 2018, 1:02 PM
On Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, And “Progressive Left” Hypocrisy
Much ado has been made over antisemite Louis Farrakhan's latest speech (essentially an unhinged, three-hour long rant about how "evil" Jews are), and the "surprising" revelation that his throngs of supporters include none other than Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory,...
Dec 30, 2017, 12:24 AM
Jesus Was Not A Palestinian, Or Even An Arab
Last week was Christmas, a holiday when billions of gentiles* all over the world congregate under a Christmas tree, unwrap presents, and spend a not insignificant amount of time whining that they didn't get what they wanted. All of...
Sep 24, 2017, 9:49 AM
How Jewish “Whiteness” Perpetuates Anti-Semitic Domination
If an American Jew from the early/mid 20th century were ever transported to the present, they'd be incredulous at how today's anti-Semites (white nationalists notwithstanding) not only consider Jews "white," but fiercely object to any Jew who dares to...
Aug 23, 2017, 10:42 PM
Protesting Nazis Is Child’s Play
Last week's "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville attracted significant mainstream attention, eventually culminating in a violent clash between radical left counter-demonstrators (most notably Antifa) and their "alt-right" antagonists. As usual, Jews were the primary target of these demonstrations,...
Jun 17, 2017, 10:00 PM
Response to Tseng-Putterman and Pierce
Another interesting reply to my article (or rather, articles) surfaced yesterday. Only this time, it's from Mark Tseng-Putterman and Rebecca Pierce, both of whom (based on their rebuttal) appear to have strong anti-Zionist leanings. Like many other Jews, I...
Jun 11, 2017, 7:44 PM
Ashkenazi Jews Are Still People of Color: Reply to Critics
Last week, I penned an analysis of why Ashkenazi Jews (i.e. Jews who trace their ancestry back to Israelite/Judean settlers in medieval Europe) are people of color. Although the article received significant attention and praise, it also upset quite...
Half-Irish/half-Jewish American activist, musician, and writer.