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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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Listening to Wampanoag Law
jessie little doe baird of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe discusses what’s at stake this week in the federal ruling regarding the tribe’s land and sovereignty.
Ray Levy-Uyeda May 5, 2020
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The Yiddishist Neocon
Nancy Sinkoff discusses her new biography of Lucy S. Dawidowicz, a Holocaust historian whose role in the neoconservative movement is often forgotten.
Hadas Binyamini April 23, 2020
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A Conversation with Mikołaj Grynberg
“I think the figure of the Jew is always used in times of crisis.”
Sean Gasper Bye April 21, 2020
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A Vote for the Fire
Malcolm Harris, the author of the new essay collection Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit, reflects on a long, dystopian decade.
Joshua Simon March 27, 2020
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Rest, Build, and Fight
The Jewish Currents editorial staff discusses how its relationship to work and political struggle is shifting in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Editors March 25, 2020
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The Militarization of Quarantine
Eyal Weizman, director of the interdisciplinary research agency Forensic Architecture, discusses state responses to the Covid-19 crisis and how the “state of exception” might become the norm.
Rosa Schwartzburg March 20, 2020
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From Bad to Worse
Ghada Majadle of Physicians for Human Rights fears that Israel’s restrictive policies could exacerbate the effects of a coronavirus outbreak in the West Bank and Gaza.
Alex Kane March 20, 2020
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The Polish Government’s War on Jewish History
Dariusz Stola, former head of Poland’s Jewish museum, discusses the far-right national politics that ousted him from his position.
Emma Saltzberg March 2, 2020
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Ocean Hill-Brownsville and the Myth of “Black Antisemitism”
The co-producers of the new podcast School Colors discuss how a narrative of Black–Jewish conflict overshadowed an important example of community control of schools.
Leo Ferguson February 12, 2020
Adam Sandler
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An Unserious Man
The Jewish Currents editorial staff reflects on Uncut Gems.
The Editors January 23, 2020
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Punching Postwar Nazis
Daniel Sonabend discusses the lost history and legacy of the 43 Group—a post-World War II association of British Jewish antifascist fighters.
Mari Cohen January 21, 2020
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Steve Bannon’s Starring Role
Errol Morris is unapologetic about putting the white supremacist figurehead on the big screen.
Matthew Miles Goodrich December 18, 2019
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Understanding Labour’s Antisemitism Crisis
The new British Jewish left is mobilizing to reframe the narrative around antisemitism in Labour.
Arielle Angel December 6, 2019
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Turning Possibility into Power
Former Israeli Knesset member Dov Khenin discusses how to build political power and pass radical legislation in a right-wing climate.
Libby Lenkinski December 3, 2019
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Best-Case Scenario
Jewish Currents interviews the authors of A Planet to Win about the radical potential of the Green New Deal.
Jewish Currents November 12, 2019
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“Our Solidarity Will Defeat White Nationalism”
Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, describes getting arrested protesting Trump in Pittsburgh a year after the massacre.
David Klion October 30, 2019
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Fighting for Rojava
A Jewish American anarchist who fought alongside the Kurds against ISIS reflects on his experiences and the current state of the region.
Michael McCanne October 29, 2019
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Naming the Dead
Novelist Maaza Mengiste discusses the erasure of women’s war stories, photography as a weapon of subjugation, and her new book, The Shadow King.
Lauren Goldenberg October 17, 2019
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The Exorcist
Collaborators Aaron Henne and Erith Jaffe-Berg discuss theatre dybbuk’s new performance about a Jewish descent into Hell.
Leora Blum October 8, 2019
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Becoming Yigal Amir
Director Yaron Zilberman and actor Yehuda Nahari Halevi discuss their new film, Incitement, which reckons with the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Corey Atad October 2, 2019
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Standing Up to Likud’s Voter Suppression
Raluca Ganea discusses the role of grassroots activism in Israel’s flailing democracy.
Libby Lenkinski September 12, 2019
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Hope Wrapped in Barbed Wire
Israeli author Etgar Keret discusses translation, mixing pathos with humor, and his new book of short stories, Fly Already.
Bradley Babendir September 5, 2019
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There’s No Such Thing as “Free Speech”
Writer P.E. Moskowitz discusses how the left can take back the “technology” of free speech.
Sophia Steinert-Evoy August 21, 2019
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