Reading Saul Bellow

July 22 2013

“If you want to learn about life in 20th-century urban America, and the Jewish experience in particular, . . . Bellow’s work should be the first port of call.”

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More about: American Jewry, Fiction, Jewish literature, New York, Saul Bellow

As World Leaders Gather to Remember the Holocaust, They Should Ask How Anti-Semitism Differs from Ordinary Hatreds

Jan. 22 2020

Today, an international conference titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Anti-Semitism” opens in Jerusalem, attended by representatives from some 40 governments, including the presidents of France, Russia, and Italy and the vice-president of the United States. While ample attention will no doubt be paid to the anti-Semitism of the extreme right, Fiamma Nirenstein fears that less will be paid to that of the left, and still less to the Islamic variety. She also fears that those in attendance will give in to a related, and dangerous, temptation to subsume anti-Semitism into an amorphous “hatred”:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, Intersectionality, Radical Islam