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A Jewish Cult Poet and His Famous Anti-Semitic Friend

By On May 17, 2017

If you’re familiar with Ezra Pound, the king of modernist poetry, then you’re probably aware of his notorious anti-Semitism. What you might not know is that a Jewish Marxist poet with a… Read More


The Forgotten Yemenite Jewish Exile of 1679

By On May 11, 2017

There were about 55,000 Jews living in Yemen in 1948. Today, there are 50. Though the most notorious calamity in Yemenite Jewish history were the riots following the declaration of the state of… Read More


Watch Robert Duvall As an Anti-Semitic Sociopath

By On April 13, 2017

In 1960, two years before he played the reclusive hero Boo Radley in the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, Robert Duvall played an anti-Semitic sociopath in a quickly forgotten film called Destiny’s… Read More


How Hungary’s Leading Anti-Semitic Politician Discovered His Jewish Roots

By On February 15, 2017

You may have followed the 2013 story of the Hungarian right-wing anti-Semitic leader Csanad Szegedi discovering that his grandmother was not only Jewish, but had survived Auschwitz. Joseph Martin’s new documentary Keep… Read More


This Forgotten Soviet Artist Depicted Jewish Suffering

By On January 13, 2017

Raised images of Yiddish poets gaze at viewers from gravestones. These two-dimensional memorials, however, are the only gravestones these 12 poets murdered under Stalin would ever have. This series of portraits, called… Read More


Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir Loved the Jews

By On December 7, 2016

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir weren’t just the reigning power couple of existentialist philosophers—they were also dedicated activists, railing against the Vietnam War, abuses in the Soviet Union, and, perhaps surprisingly,… Read More


The Top Jewish Moments of the 2016 Election, in an Interactive Timeline

By On November 7, 2016

It’s hard to keep track of all the Jewish milestones, quirks, faux-pas, and near-disasters of this election. From the high of Bernie Sanders’ being the first Jewish candidate to win a major… Read More


New York’s Yom Kippur Blood Libel of 1928

By On October 10, 2016

  On September 22, 1928, two days before Yom Kippur, four-year-old Barbara Griffiths stepped outside her home in Massena, New York and didn’t return. A search party was formed—which included several Ku… Read More


How To Talk Like a Holocaust Scholar

By On September 28, 2016

Historian Deborah Lipstadt is used to giving lectures on the Holocaust at Emory University — not recording the way she says mundane phrases like “goodnight.” But that’s exactly what she did to… Read More


A “Whodunnit” Murder Mystery About Anti-Semitism in Modern Poland

By On August 25, 2016

How deep does anti-Semitism go in modern Poland? In the riveting Polish thriller A Grain of Truth, a woman turns up dead in the small village of Sandomierz, and prosecutor Teodor Szacki… Read More

Was Famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung an Anti-Semite?

Was Famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung an Anti-Semite?

By On August 15, 2016

Let’s get one thing straight: The seminal Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung was not an anti-Semite–no, sorry, Carl Jung was definitely an anti-Semite. Or—wait. Which is it? Let’s look at the facts. One… Read More

Trump’s Supporters Are Making Us Miss the E-Mezuzah

Could the E-Mezuzah Have Saved the Internet?

By On August 4, 2016

Given that Deuteronomy tells us, “And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts (mezuzot) of our house and on your gates,” Jews generally affix a mezuzah to the doorway of their homes.… Read More