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  • May 4, 2021

    How Did Jews Become the New Privileged Class?

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    Being part of the ruling class is a bit overrated. Yes, there’s those connections to seats of power. Memberships in the right clubs. Powerful people watching your back. Every conceivable advantage, just for the asking.

    Who knew Jews wore all those white shoes?

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  • April 29, 2021

    The Death of the Post-Racial Society

    White Rose Magazine

    WHEN a youthful but electric Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, there was much talk about what it would mean to America to elect its first black president. The very prospect of it was exhilarating. It tapped into our truest democratic ideals, a major national milestone and giant leap in rectifying our racist past. Both black and white Americans shared the symbolism of the moment.

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  • April 19, 2021

    Trusting the Day's News

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    Here’s a fairly recent anecdote about how Germans regard their media: On New Year’s Eve, 2015, 2,000 immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East, many of whom were asylum seekers, sexually assaulted 1,200 German women of European origin. It happened in cities all across the country.

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  • April 5, 2021

    The Absurdity of Boycotting Georgia

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    Since when did a government-issued ID come to represent a return to Jim Crow and, even more absurdly, the kind of mental challenge that would have stumped Albert Einstein?

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  • March 22, 2021

    The Melting of the American Melting Pot

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    A century ago, during the dark days of the Spanish flu, a time when it was not politically incorrect to associate an epidemic with its place of origin, Americans had a much tougher time sheltering at home.

    For starters, there was no Internet, social media, Netflix, Peloton, TiVo, cable or even basic TV. Even radio was a nascent, novel industry. Binging on books, newspapers and magazines was all there was to occupy the mind.

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