Friday, September 21, 2018

Politics

Gentrification and the Jews

16:13 29 December in Culture, History, Latest, Politics
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by Lily Hoffman Simon Jewish immigrant communities coming to North America around the turn of the 20th century faced many problems, including poverty, anti-Semitism, and poor living conditions. Most immigrants congregated in densely populated urban neighbourhoods. Today, many immigrant areas are undergoing processes of gentrification, with...

AIPAC vs. Seinfeld

13:32 24 December in Culture, Latest, Politics
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by Daniel Kieval I recently heard a lecture by J. J. Goldberg, senior columnist for The Forward, about the current state of American Judaism and its relationship to Israel. Goldberg spoke about intermarriage and what he termed the "Seinfeld effect," in which the national popularity of...

Who's Afraid of Nixon's Anti-Semitism?

18:15 13 December in Latest, Politics
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By Steven Philp As governments process the information illicitly made public by Wikileaks, the legal release of conversations recorded during the Nixon administration may seem irrelevant.  Many of the recorded conversations released this week by The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum were recorded shortly before the...