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Jul 15, 2019, 10:09 PM
America’s (least trusty) Rabbi? AOC v. Boteach
The raging debate over the past two weeks about concentration camps, and the outrage vented at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by forces in the Jewish establishment, illustrates how the self-appointed keepers of the Holocaust are failing, miserably, at the task...
Jul 6, 2019, 10:12 AM
Trouble on the North Shore
I am upset that I have not boasted a blog in some time. I am committed to posting with greater frequency, given the lunacy that is beginning to build with the 2020 presidential election, the political turmoil that is always...
Raymond M. Berger
Jul 5, 2019, 6:40 AM
What if aspiring young do-gooders could earn a university degree that prepared them to be progressives? The Course Catalog for Progressive University might look something like the following. COURSE LISTINGS Statistics for Social Justice. Course Goals: Prepare students to counter data that...
Francine M. Gordon
Jun 25, 2019, 6:59 PM
Dear A O-C, El Paso is not Auschwitz
It is grey, again, on the UWS, the skies reflecting the mood of America as we approach another 4th of July. The tension with Iran, with all eyes on the Straits of Hormuz (again), is chilling as we watch...
Jun 25, 2019, 7:37 AM
How terminology can blind us
One thing that can be really frustrating to watch play out is how on the internet, and specifically the ever increasingly paced social media, there seems to be an intense lack of ability to hold multiple truths at the...
Olivier Jack Melnick
Jun 24, 2019, 11:53 PM
Why Do We Have to Explain Concentration Camps in 2019?
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) recently made a statement on Twitter that has garnered a lot of attention from both the Right and the Left. She said” The United States is running concentration camps on our southern borders, and...
Tzemach Yehudah Richter
Jun 24, 2019, 3:44 PM
The Many “Notoriously B.I.G.” Lies From Ilhan Omar; And The List Keeps Growing
BS”D The Many “Notoriously B.I.G.” Lies From Ilhan Omar; And The List Keeps Growing In my view the so called Democratic Congresswomen who support the Palestinians and falsely claim to be Democrats are in reality members of a separate party which...
Jun 24, 2019, 11:02 AM
AOC & the De-Judaization of the Holocaust
Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D- NY) has generated controversy after referring to migrant detention camps along the U.S. southern border as “concentration camps” while employing the Holocaust phrase "Never Again". Although many media figures have attempted to hold...
Jun 24, 2019, 7:41 AM
Never Again: History or Memory?
The command to remember, Zachor, appears in one form or another nearly 200 times across the Hebrew Bible. For Professor Yosef Haim Yerushalmi, who taught at both Harvard and Columbia as one of the 20th century’s towering Jewish intellectual...
Jun 22, 2019, 10:50 AM
Of course they’re concentration camps, but…
Yes, the concentration camp comparison is legitimate, and we probably don't even know the half of the horrors going on in those places, but of course it's more complicated than that. There were concentration camps in 100 other 20th...