Category Archives: Jews

The Faith of Fallen Jews: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History

From Amazon.com’s description of this 2013 book: “From his first book, From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto, to his well-known volume on Jewish memory, Zakhor, to his treatment of Sigmund Freud in Freud’s Moses, Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi (1932–2009) earned recognition … Continue reading

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Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

Professor David N. Myers writes: * we lack basic extra-biblical evidence that could attest to the existence of the Israelites and Moses in Egypt and, more particularly, to their flight to freedom. Even without overwhelming external evidence, the Israelites’ tale … Continue reading

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Jews & Christmas (12-26-20)

I’m accidentally muted for the first two minutes. 02:00 The war on Christmas, http://www.vdare.com/articles/war-against-christmas-2005-competition-iii-christmas-jews-de-assimilation-and-decline 11:00 Enlarging America: The Cultural Work of Jewish Literary Scholars, 1930-1990 19:00 WASP A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=136100 21:00 T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” documentary … Continue reading

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Enlarging America: The Cultural Work of Jewish Literary Scholars, 1930-1990

Here are some highlights from this 1998 book by Susanne Klingenstein: * Harvard is the biggest thing in town…Harvard is an octopus sprawled all over Cambridge with tentacles reaching deep into Boston… Once you are inside…the Harvard world…is very small, … Continue reading

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‘Trump commutes Esformes’ 20-year sentence in massive Medicare fraud case in Miami’

From the Miami Herald: Philip Esformes, a former Miami Beach healthcare mogul convicted of playing a central role in one of the nation’s biggest Medicare fraud cases and using his ill-gotten millions to pay bribes for favors, won a commutation … Continue reading

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