Samuel Goldman is an associate professor of political science and executive director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at the George Washington University.
Moral and political sensitivity may play a role in the neutering of Jewish and Israeli subjects. But it’s likely that the biggest consideration is making money.
Join Samuel Goldman, J.J. Kimche, and Sara Yael Hirschhorn for a discussion about Kahane, Taubes, and the enduring troubles of American Jewish liberalism.
As 1970s America unraveled, both radicals posed “uncomfortable questions for comfortable Jews.” What did they ask, and are conditions ripe for similar figures to emerge?
Samuel Goldman and Ruth Wisse tackle Jewish attitudes toward free speech, social media, and the tendency of American Jews to support ideologies that harm the Jewish community.
In 1977, a Jewish director of the ACLU famously agreed to defend the rights of neo-Nazis in Illinois to demonstrate in public. Would the same thing happen today—and should it?