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Oct 12, 2020, 8:43 PM
Gal Gadot is Middle Eastern. She’s not whitewashing anything.
Those protesting casting for the film about an Egyptian ruler 2 millennia ago ignore historical facts, starting with Cleopatra's ethnic origins
Sep 30, 2020, 10:35 PM
The American Ashkenazi Identity Crisis
Earlier this month, Jessica Anne Krug - an associate professor of West African studies at George Washington University - revealed in a Medium blog post that she had falsely presented herself as an African-American woman throughout the duration of...
Aug 10, 2020, 11:24 PM
Jewish-Americans Are Not ‘Non-WASP.’ We Are Non-White.
In August last year, the California Department of Education (CDE) submitted a draft for its upcoming Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC). The proposals therein ignited a furor and backlash from American Jews and Jewish advocacy groups (most notably StandWithUs),...
Aug 3, 2020, 5:11 PM
How To Fight Anti-Semitism And Build Bridges, Part 1
IMPORTANT NOTE: This was supposed to be a single article. But for reasons of sheer length (and because I want to get this thing out already), I’ve decided to make it a multi-parter. Anti-Jewish racism, known colloquially as "anti-Semitism", is...
Jul 29, 2020, 12:12 PM
A Response to Seth Rogen
In a bid to promote his upcoming HBO flick "An American Pickle," Jewish comedian Seth Rogen appeared as a guest on Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast to discuss the film and "other Jew-y stuff." Rogen's brand of self-effacing comedy was never...
Jun 23, 2020, 12:39 AM
When Will Progressives #BelieveJews About Antisemitism?
The United States is finally coming to grips with its long, dark history of racism. Or at least it seems that way. And the rest of the world appears to be following suit as well. Coverage of the BLM protests...
May 16, 2020, 9:56 PM
Ashkenazi Jews Must Stop Identifying As White/European
In an ideal world, race, skin color, and ethnic origin would have no relevance. But that is not the world we live in. Racism is and remains alive and well throughout the globe. Anti-Semitism is a potent and deadly breed of...
Jan 8, 2020, 1:33 AM
Let’s Talk About Colonialism
The word "colonialism" brings to mind many things. Most notably, it is a term associated with European imperialist adventures in the "New World" and all of the attendant horrors that followed. It invokes, in specie, mental images of white-European...
Dec 25, 2019, 10:00 PM
Jesus Was Neither Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, Or Palestinian; He Was Simply A Jew
Arguments over who Jesus really was, or whether or not he even existed at all, recur at this time every year. You'll find claims that he was "Ashkenazi", "Mizrahi", "Palestinian", "Arab", "Black", "African-American", and so on. Each of these...
Dec 8, 2019, 11:20 AM
Why The Indigenous Status of Ashkenazim Matters
Zionism is an indigenous rights movement. This axiomatic statement, once seldom acknowledged, is now gaining traction. And justifiably so. Despite unrelenting and nigh omnipresent propaganda to the contrary, Zionism is perchance the only movement in history where an exiled native...
Half-Irish/half-Jewish American activist, musician, and writer.