Jews and the Left: A Conference Report

by Bennett Muraskin YIVO’s Jews and the Left International Conference (May 6-7) played to a packed house, but it was no celebration. Historian Ezra Mendelsohn, Hebrew University professor emeritus and editor of Essential Papers on Jews and the Left (1997), concluded the conference with a eulogy and not a very favorable one at that. The […]

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Sons and Daughters of the Revolution

Why Jews Lean Left — and Should Stay That Way by Lawrence Bush “We Jews are, as it were, the sons of the revolution, the daughters of the revolution. We should be aware of it.” —Leo Baeck, Judaism, 1949. Last December, as the Republican nomination debates were sounding more and more like a conference of […]

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“The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere”

April Rosenblum’s Progressive Broadside on Leftwing Anti-Semitism by Rokhl Kafrissen Many moons ago, before my current incarnation as the Rootless Cosmopolitan — capitalist corporate lawyer by day, socialist by night and on the weekends — I was a lowly administrative assistant, making coffee for smart people in a newly opened fellowship program headquartered in the […]

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