Category Archives: Media

Statues, Slavery, and the NY Times

Irony may be dead in America, but if any were left alive, this would count. Consider the work of Vincenzo Miserendino (1875-1943). An Italian-American sculptor, he created statues and busts of famous Americans and other notables, including several of Theodore … Continue reading

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How “Wokeness” is Wrecking Journalism

Yesterday I got into an argument on Facebook: does this article in the NY Times reporting on the speech Donald Trump made at Mt. Rushmore constitute good journalism? I noted that the writer, Annie Karni, used pejorative language – she … Continue reading

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Jews and Evangelicals: it’s Complicated

I have lived a large part of my life outside the Jewish bubble. I have known many Evangelical Christians, and some of them have been good friends. So I wasn’t surprised to hear about “God TV” and its attempt – … Continue reading

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Batya Ungar-Sargon Meets Amon Göth

Batya Ungar-Sargon, Opinion Editor of the Forward, is shocked, hurt, and very angry after coming face to face with antisemitism at Bard College. Invited to participate in several panels, she was informed that one of them – on  “Racism and … Continue reading

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The nakba that is Ha’aretz

One   who   becomes   compassionate   instead of   cruel,   will   ultimately   become   cruel   instead   of   compassionate… Midrash Kohelet Rabba (a discussion of this is here) The lead editorial in Ha’aretz today is headlined “The Nakba isn’t Going Away,” and it touts a … Continue reading

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