Anti-Semitism Category

Boston Review has a new article up about U.S. antisemitism and the economic crisis. The authors, Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit, researchers at Stanford Business School, conducted a study about how anti-Semitic sentiments might relate to the ongoing financial crisis. by asking 2,768 American adults questions like “How much to blame were the Jews for […]

Pope Benedict lifted the excommunications of four dissident Catholic Bishops on Wednesday, including one of a holocaust denier, Bishop Richard Williamson. Williamson has said, I believe there were no gas chambers … I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps … but none of them by gas chambers. His views are […]

Oh Hell Nah! “Hit a Jew Day” in St. Louis

In: Anti-Semitism

I’m having some serious flashbacks of my middle school experience! Check this out: Four or five Parkway West Middle School students will be disciplined after administrators found out this week that they had created a “Hit A Jew Day” at the Chesterfield school. Principal Linda Lelonek learned Monday night that her sixth graders had started […]

This is not an every day occurrence and the reason it caught my eye. I have never yet read of any group or single person file a lawsuit against a Jewish body of any kind. This is the kind of news which will never get on the radar, for fear that the idea might “just […]

Not Just a Right-Wing Smear Tactic

In: Anti-Semitism

Review of April Rosenblum, The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere: Making Resistance to Antisemitism Part of All of Our Movements. Self-published, 2007. Available for download at The following review appeared in Upping The Anti #5 (October 2007) under the title “Not Just a Smear Tactic.” The text here, the version originally submitted by the author, […]

Private Conversations

In: Anti-Jewish Oppression, Anti-Semitism, JVoices

Yesterday could have been a day like any other day. I spent the morning of Shabbat resting before my good friend and I drove into San Francisco, bought a tarjeta de regalo at Ritmo Latino, picked up another friend (friend 2) (who has the most fabulous gift wrapping abilities) and then on to celebrate the […]

Please consider contributing an essay for an anthology on the subject of Jews and Transgender. I am eager to hear from representative Jewish voices in trans, gender variant and intersex communities. Persons of any gender or no gender or shifting gender, please feel welcome to contribute. Jews with no relationship to Judaism, secular Jews and […]

Big win for the Courage Campaign who galvanized over 30,000 people to make sure that everyone’s vote is counted, and an end to the “double bubble” trouble plaguing voters and the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters. The “double bubble” issue is being talked about as the “Florida” of the 2008 election (but what’s lost […]

Putting aside fears of anti-Semitism to reclaim an old label First published on It was a pretty normal Wednesday evening in early December. I had picked up copy of The Stranger right by Fuel on 19th — a coffee shop conveniently located near my overpriced two-room Capitol Hill apartment. After lighting candles with friends […]

one. i’ve been meaning to write something about the destruction of temples, and whether it’s something to mourn. partly because i have a soft spot for some aspects of tisha b’av despite my secularism, and partly inspired by a friend’s experience being told by a progressive jewish organization that a drash she wrote for them […]