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Prof. Nelson on Christian Supersessionism

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The following links to the YouTube recording of a presentation by TTN colleague Prof. Cary Nelson at the Indiana University Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, on Christian “Supersessionism,” the problematic theological view that the Jewish people’s Covenant with G-d has been replaced by Christianity: https://youtu.be/rwUwRiQRe2A There is also a link at that page […]

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Et Tu, Beinart? TTN Members Respond

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Peter Beinart’s recent NY Times op-ed and his longer essay in Jewish Currents argue in principle for a one-state binational solution for Israelis and Palestinians.  His article in Jewish Currents attempts to draw a parallel for his proposal with the story of Yochanon Ben Zakkai, a first century C.E. religious scholar who is said to have smuggled himself out […]

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In-Depth Look at Annexation

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Calev Ben-Dor, deputy editor of Fathom, the British online publication on Israel-related subjects, has written a broad examination of the prospect for Israel’s annexation of large swathes of the West Bank, officially open for government consideration on July 1.  Ben-Dor discusses a range of rightwing views, more moderate and center-left perspectives, and historical opinions going back to […]

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Why Sanders & Warren Boycott AIPAC

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Over 25 years ago, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin complained about the anemic support of AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) for his government’s efforts at peace, prompting the launch of a more dovish organization within the pro-Israel American-Jewish community, the Israel Policy Forum.  But AIPAC’s rightward trajectory has continued.  One of our colleagues, David […]

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Contemporary Academic Antisemitism

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This post selects from, and links to, an article in The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism, “The Devil’s Intersectionality: Contemporary Cloaked Academic Antisemitism,” by our colleague, Prof. Cary Nelson.  He discusses themes from Israel Denial: Anti-Zionism, Anti- Semitism, & The Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State, his book published in 2019; our sampling of this lengthy article […]

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An Executive Order, Jewish Identity and Free Speech

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Initially, a factually flawed article in the NY Times alarmed our Third Narrative discussion group by reporting that the Trump administration’s new executive order was redefining Jewishness in “national” or even “racial” terms.  The actual text of the “Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism” does not do that however.   Two of our Third Narrative colleagues are in […]

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Bernie Sanders’ ‘Jewish Essay’: Praiseworthy or Problematic?

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A number of Third Narrative colleagues were eager to discuss Sen. Bernie Sanders’ article in Jewish Currents magazine, “How to Fight Antisemitism.”  Steven Lubet has blogged twice on Sanders’ essay, beginning with praise for Sanders lauding (in the Senator’s words) “the enormous achievement of establishing a democratic homeland for the Jewish people after centuries of […]

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