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Samuel M. Edelman
Feb 28, 2022, 8:18 PM
Critical Race Theory, and the Jewish Community
We really must thank Whoopi Goldberg. If it had not been for her recent controversial statement on “The View” about the Holocaust not being about race we would not be having this national discussion about race. Ms. Goldberg is...
Feb 22, 2022, 7:19 AM
Maus, Whoopi Goldberg and the Perils of a Judenfrei Holocaust
Tennessee’s McMinn County School Board recently banned Art Spiegelman’s Maus from its school curriculum. For those unfamiliar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel depicts Spiegelman’s conversations with his father, Vladek, as the latter shares his experiences surviving the Holocaust. The...
Feb 18, 2022, 11:12 PM
Whoopi Goldberg was just the messenger
When Whoopi Goldberg asserted on The View that “the Holocaust isn’t about race,” she created a firestorm – and for good reason. What is most troubling about Goldberg’s assertion is that it is indicative of a far more dangerous narrative...
Feb 13, 2022, 6:24 PM
What We Could Have Done Differently About Whoopi
I remember the first time I came across Whoopi Goldberg in the movies, I think it was Jumpin' Jack Flash (1985). I only realized years later that she was also in The Color Purple, as my association with her...
Feb 13, 2022, 1:25 PM
What if Whoopi Goldberg was right?
Whoopi Goldberg recently commented that the Holocaust was not about race, saying, “I think of race as being something that I can see. How can you say it's about race when you're (i.e. white men) fighting each other?" Immediately following...
Feb 12, 2022, 1:09 AM
Thank You, Whoopi!
There is a book that someone once showed me called, Is Your Dog Jewish? It was a party conversation starter that had one question on each page, beginning with, “Is your dog Jewish?” Of course, if you have a dog, you’re...
Feb 11, 2022, 5:36 PM
How Can We Be a Light Unto the Nations?
There is a well-known reference in the 42nd chapter of the book of Isaiah, verse six, that states: אֲנִ֧י ה' קְרָאתִ֥יךָֽ בְצֶ֖דֶק וְאַחְזֵ֣ק בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ וְאֶצָּרְךָ֗ וְאֶתֶּנְךָ֛ לִבְרִ֥ית עָ֖ם לְא֥וֹר גּוֹיִֽם "I the Lord have called unto you in righteousness, and have...
Joseph C. Kaplan
Feb 11, 2022, 8:00 AM
Caryn Elaine Johnson
A month ago, I, and probably many of you, would have uttered a puzzled “Huh?” upon reading the title of this column. Today, with the comments about the Shoah by comedian/actor/talk show host Whoopi Goldberg having their 15 minutes...
Feb 10, 2022, 9:32 AM
Cancel Culture is Low-Hanging Fruit Compared to China’s Genocide
Why does it feel that the news media is more concerned with who the next person is that's going to be cancelled rather than reporting on a genocide in China? A society that is completely obsessed with de-platforming someone...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Feb 9, 2022, 7:50 AM
Truths about race that almost no one talks about
My main motive to write is not to join some club but rather to say things that hardly anyone says that need to be said by someone, as here on race. Traditionally, Americans are obsessed with skin color. Their non-Aryans have...