“Never Again” After October 7th
Scholars of the Holocaust discuss the mobilization of Jewish memory in the wake of Hamas’s attacks and Israel’s war on Gaza.
Linda Kinstler November 29, 2023
Recognizing the Roma Holocaust
In his recent book Rain of Ash, historian Ari Joskowicz examines the evolving relationships between Jews and Roma in the struggle for justice.
Daniel Kraft October 5, 2023
Archives of Israeli Oppression
Akevot Institute founder Lior Yavne on how unearthing government records can illuminate ongoing injustices.
Mitchell Abidor September 29, 2023
A Strangeness Inside Your Self
Hélène Cixous discusses writing as a woman, the meaning of Jewishness, and the impossibility of understanding.
Claire Schwartz September 28, 2023
Reading Baldwin After Kanye
A conversation about James Baldwin’s 1967 essay, “Negroes are Anti-Semitic Because They are Anti-White.”
nyle fort, Marc Lamont Hill, Daniel May, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and Ben Ratskoff September 28, 2023
Can Tourism Be Liberatory?
In Invited to Witness, scholar Jennifer Lynn Kelly discusses the political possibilities of Palestinian solidarity tourism.
Raphael Magarik July 27, 2023
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
Unpacking Israel’s Legal Fictions
Noura Erakat discusses the Jenin invasion and Israel’s efforts to unilaterally change the laws of war.
Alex Kane July 14, 2023
The Heat of an Old Tale
In her new book, Happily, Sabrina Orah Mark uses fairy tale forms to open the hidden doors of family life.
Kate Bernheimer July 13, 2023
Necessary Defense
Director Daniel Goldhaber on turning Andreas Malm’s eco-terrorist manifesto How to Blow Up a Pipeline into a heist movie.
Malcolm Harris April 18, 2023
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Jewish Currents staff takes on Christmas.
Jewish Currents December 23, 2022
Playing Jewish
The Jewish Currents staff discusses Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal.
Jewish Currents September 19, 2022
The Widening Net of Punishment
Dorothy Roberts and Charlotte Shane on the criminalization of abortion and the expansion of the police state.
Claire Schwartz July 28, 2022
Immigrants From a Place That No Longer Exists
A conversation between post-Soviet millennial Jews on the left
Sex According to the State
Andrea Long Chu talks to Paisley Currah about setting aside identity in trans scholarship and politics in favor of a focus on material harm.
Andrea Long Chu June 29, 2022
The View from the Ground
What overturning Roe means for abortion funds.
Arielle Swernoff June 24, 2022
Learning in the Dark
Feminist writer and organizer Meredith Tax on her reissued classic The Rising of the Women, and the long, entangled histories of women’s movements and labor struggles.
Avi Steinberg June 1, 2022
“You Cannot Unsee This Image”
Rashid Khalidi on the colonial logic that devalues eyewitness accounts of the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh
Dylan Saba May 17, 2022
Assuming the Perspective of the Ancestor
Philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on building constructive, future-oriented politics, at scale.
Claire Schwartz May 3, 2022
Waiting on the French Left to Decolonize Itself
Houria Bouteldja and Françoise Vergès on the French Presidential Elections.
Claire Schwartz April 8, 2022
The Limitations of the Scream
Filmmaker Nadav Lapid discusses the difficulty—and dangers—of attempting to cast off his Israeli identity.
Corey Atad April 6, 2022
Reclaiming a Minor Literature
The editor of diasporic Hebrew journal Mikan Ve’eylakh seeks to recover the possibilities of Hebrew language not tied to the State of Israel.
Maya Rosen February 21, 2022
Activestills and the Making of a Decolonial Archive
Members of the Israel/Palestine-based photo collective explain their approach to their work.
Alex Kane January 28, 2022
A Logic of Elimination
Historian Lorenzo Veracini discusses settler colonialism, Zionism, and decolonial futures.
Abe Silberstein January 11, 2022
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