September 29: The O.J. Simpson Trial

The murder trial of football star O.J. Simpson went to the jury on this date in 1995. Jews involved in the case, apart from Ron Goldman, one of the two murder victims, included District Attorney Marcia Clark, who lost the case and then wrote a bestseller about it, and several defense lawyers: Robert Shapiro, who […]

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Wall Street and Jewish Ethical Identity

Jews and the Financial Meltdown by George Salamon “We are doing God’s work.” —Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs “How odd of God/To choose the Jews.” —William Norman Ewer, British journalist We know that versions of the second thought ran through the minds of some moviegoers as they watched Inside Job, the award-winning 2010 documentary about […]

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"Pro-Israel" Politics and the Mearsheimer-Walt Paper

An Editorial Judging from the ferocity of reactions to “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” the academic paper by Professors John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) and Stephen Walt (Harvard’s Kennedy School) that was published in an abridged form by the London Review of Books in March, one might think these two highly regarded foreign-policy […]

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