Authors / Ari M. Brostoff

Ari M. Brostoff is the senior editor of Jewish Currents.

A Century of Disappointment
In her new book Political Disappointment, Sara Marcus excavates historical responses to political loss that might help us hold on to our radical aspirations.
Ari M. Brostoff July 21, 2023
Slow Burn: Quarantine Edition
Exodus: Pekudai
Can people in pursuit of freedom trust each other?
Ari M. Brostoff June 9, 2022
The Passion of 964 Park Place
A standoff between tenant organizers and yeshiva students over the fate of a Black family’s home summoned the specter of the Crown Heights riots, and provided an object lesson in housing activism at the end of the Covid eviction moratorium.
Ari M. Brostoff March 29, 2022
“Everyone Deserves Care”
An interview with labor historian Gabriel Winant about his new book, The Next Shift, and how care work could become the basis of a new class solidarity.
Ari M. Brostoff April 16, 2021
Photo: Joseph Sohm
All Epidemics Are Social
The historical memory of those who lived through and organized during the AIDS crisis offers an invaluable resource in the struggle for a just response to the coronavirus emergency.
Ari M. Brostoff May 28, 2020
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Slow Burn: Quarantine Edition
Exodus: An Introduction
The Bible is long and the length of our self-isolation uncertain, so we decided to read the Book of Exodus.
Ari M. Brostoff, Sarah Chihaya, and Dan Sinykin April 15, 2020
Meditations in an Emergency
On climate change, the Holocaust, and messianic time
Ari M. Brostoff November 7, 2019
The Right Kind of Continuity
Jeffrey Epstein and the sexual politics of Jewish philanthropy.
Ari M. Brostoff and Noah Kulwin August 7, 2019
Is ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in on the Joke?
For all the affection Mrs. Maisel showers on Jewish comedy, it doesn”t seem to understand its function.
Ari M. Brostoff December 7, 2018