“Jews must…” On the Hidden Truth Underlying the Fallacious Truism that “Jews must Fight Racism”

“Who can guarantee that a future US administration will not one day feed the Jew to the negro in celebration of a grand day of atonement?” Jean Améry, “Virtuous Antisemitism” (1969) First Argument: Antisemitism is a Form of Racism, therefore Jews have to be Anti-Racists Second Argument: Solidarity Third Argument: It is Morally the RightContinue reading ““Jews must…” On the Hidden Truth Underlying the Fallacious Truism that “Jews must Fight Racism””

Twelve Easy Ways to Distinguish Racism from Antisemitism

Sometimes, when you have been studying a topic for a long while, it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees, and a fresh perspective can be extremely helpful. I just had a friend from outer space staying for a few days. Since the need to maintain physical distancing made her stay aContinue reading “Twelve Easy Ways to Distinguish Racism from Antisemitism”

Introducing the “Clinton Chasm” to Help Explain Why Most Exchanges About Antisemitism are Entirely Pointless

Team A and Team B Israel-Related Antisemitism The Clinton Chasm Why Team B has not Developed an Alternative to the IHRA Definition Consequences Team A and Team B Broadly speaking (like all taxonomies, this one too is imperfect and hardly covers all possible cases; yet, like many others, it is nevertheless helpful in allowing usContinue reading “Introducing the “Clinton Chasm” to Help Explain Why Most Exchanges About Antisemitism are Entirely Pointless”