The Bundist movement is making a comeback among radical Jewish millennials, including those in favor of BDS. But are the Neo-Bundists upholding its true tradition?
Rokhl Kafrissen is a New York-based freelance journalist, cultural critic and playwright, the author of A Brokhe/A Blessing, a Yiddish English gangster ghost romance in three acts. She is a Tablet columnist on contemporary modern Yiddish arts and culture. As a 2019 LABA fellowship recipient, she will be writing a play exploring the culture clash between interwar avant-garde Yiddish theater and modern academia. Twitter: @RokhlK
A French journalist explores three generations of 'bad Jews'
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The U.S. Jewish future is surveyed and budgeted to fit the biases of married, shul-going, Ashkenazi, heterosexual, Israel-supporting men: We still know next-to-nothing about the 'real' Jewish America. This is why it matters
In her strangely regressive, self-centered account of how she evades Hollywood predators like Harvey Weinstein, Bialik sold out female solidarity, upended the pride she'd engendered in Jewish women, and gave patriarchy a free pass
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U.S. Jewish communal professionals says intermarriage is a problem demanding multi-million dollar intervention. But Jews like me don't buy it: not their 'crisis' definition, the political framing, nor the 'solutions' they offer.
Rokhl Oyerbakh and Deborah Lipstadt disrupted the male-dominated study of the Shoah. The re-energized Holocaust denial on show this election season gives the two upcoming films about them a depressing relevance.
Few believed the 'rational' Brits would buy a ridiculous, isolationist stunt like Brexit, a better fit for the U.S.' increasingly dark mood. But unlike 70 years ago, the anti-fascist movement is divided.
Jewish conservative Dennis Prager’s recent screed went far beyond dog whistling: It was a klaxon to anti-Semites on the Right, while betraying the essence of Jewish identity.
The story of the Belgian Muslim selfie-taker and brief icon of anti-racist resistance shows why intersectional thinking so often fails to include Jews and recognize anti-Semitism.