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Firing of Anti-Zionist Hebrew School Teacher

By TTN Blog

This JTA article was brought to TTN’s attention a few weeks ago: “A Jewish educator sues a New York-area synagogue, saying she was fired for espousing anti-Zionist beliefs.”   Shortly before being hired to teach at the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY, Jessie Sander (pictured) blogged against Zionism in the wake of the Gaza war.  […]

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Free Book: ‘The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel’

We are happy to offer a free PDF copy of the book “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel,” edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, with a preface by Paul Berman. Here’s a description by Prof. Marjorie Perloff: What is the Academic BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement really all about? What is the relation, if […]

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Another Terrorist Icon

By TTN

This is a reflection on the Colleyville, Texas synagogue hostage-taking incident from our colleague Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  Beneath it is a video recording of Rabbi Angela Buchdahl’s reaction to this event, a drama she was personally dragged into via two phone calls from the hostage taker:   I have an essay […]

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Debating Academic Freedom re BDS

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This is most of the latest installment in a virtual debate between TTN’s Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with Prof. Dan Segal of Pitzer College, beginning with Prof. Lubet’s introduction:    In an essay last month on Social Science Space, I pointed out the hypocrisy of activists who demand maximum academic […]

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How NOT to Explain the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Ralph Seliger

As a perk for signing up for at least one session of this year’s PPI Digital Israel Symposium, I watched “The Tinderbox“ by an English-Jewish filmmaker named Gillian Mosely.  She tried to show “both sides” of the conflict, but what she really did was to mostly present hardline Israeli views alongside understandable grievances from a number of […]

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More on Antisemitism/Anti-Zionism Debate

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Steven Richard Sheffey writes a weekly e-newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update” — which he describes as “Calling balls and strikes for the pro-Israel community since 2006.” His June 13, 2021 edition is headlined “But is it Antisemitic?”  An avowed Zionist, Sheffey quotes the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, but not as a polemical counter to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) […]

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Three Definitions of Antisemitism, Part 2

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Just prior to Holocaust Remembrance Day, our TTN colleague, David Schraub (pictured here), has continued to analyze definitions of antisemitism in a number of venues.  Part I of his discussion centered around his chart comparing three distinct frameworks on antisemitism: the increasingly prevalent “working definition” from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which triggered the new […]

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