Category Archives: The Jewish people

The truth is a minority opinion

This morning I got an email from an American correspondent asking what are the arguments for the legitimacy of Israeli communities (not ‘settlements’) across the Green Line, including all of Jerusalem. When I responded, I realized that although I have … Continue reading

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It’s the narrative, stupid

How do you characterize a population as a people? Most of us would say that a people has some combination of language, religion, culture, place of origin, and genetic makeup, and that its members identify with a historical narrative that … Continue reading

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Kumbaya versus Naomi Shemer

I like to say that I’m a tribalist. Imagine my surprise to find out that this really means Jewish conspirator aspiring to world domination! Even if it isn’t used as a stick to beat Jews with, tribalism has a terribly … Continue reading

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A world without Jews (2012)

Thanks to Facebook’s ‘memories’ feature, I was reminded of this post from four years ago. I liked it so much I am re-running it. No need to change a word. Thought experiment time: Perhaps one day, the Jews of the … Continue reading

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