Skip to comments.Jews, Jewish Leftists, and the Anti-Semitic Left
Posted on 05/20/2012 12:07:34 AM PDT by Nachum
Last week, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research held an extraordinary conference in New York, with 18 scholars presenting formal papers on "Jews and the Left," addressing such issues as "present-day understandings of Jewish attraction to the Left in the 19th and 20th centuries," whether today's left is "in whole or in part anti-Semitic," and the relationship between the left and Israel.
The response to these issues -- coming from a group of scholars who were largely leftists or liberals themselves -- was quite remarkable.
In his "Introductory Remarks," Prof. Jack Jacobs of CUNY asserted that "the one-time ties between Jews and the left can best be explained by political, economic, and sociological conditions which existed in the 19th century, and which went out of existence in the twentieth" -- that Jewish leftism was thus a creation of a time and place that no longer exists, not an enduring reflection of either Jewish religion or Jewish traits.
The uncertain relationship between Jewish leftism and Jewish religion was the theme of Michael Walzer's keynote address, "The Strangeness of Jewish Leftism." He listed the various ways in which Jewish leftism and Judaism are inconsistent and noted that Jewish leftism was a historical rejection of both Jewish tradition and traditional Jews. He quoted what he called the "profoundly accurate" observation by Polish poet
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I am trying to find a good Jewish conservative podcast to help round-out my podcast collection.
Interesting, thank you.
Have you heard of Rabbi Daniel Lapin? He has been on Glenn Beck’s show.
Jewish World Review has a lengthy list of contributors that are (mostly) conservative. At least a few of them have available audio.
Most of specifically Jewish political conservatism originates in religious teaching. Many rabbis have on-line audio and video, but the emphasis will usually be religious and the language and concepts might seem pretty foreign to someone unfamiliar with traditional Judaism.
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If the left in Europe and, increasingly, the United States is so hospitable to anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic ideas, what does that mean for the future of Jews and the Left? Michael Walzer explained the historical Jewish affinity for the left as a straightforward matter: We have supported the people who support us. The historical insights of the Jews and the Left conference suggested that things were never so simpleor mutual. So, when that basic equation no longer holdsif the left are no longer the people who support uswill we continue to support them? The rising generation of the left will contain its share of Jews, maybe even more than its share; but whether it will be a Jewish left, as it was in the past, is very much in doubt.
Personally, I dislike leftists of Jewish descent, but despise leftosts who seek to recast Judaism to serve their abominations. I would have vomited at the conference. Say what you will about men like Chaim Rumkowski, but at least he tried to save Jews. The leftists who seek to destroy Judaism or define it out of existence, demand to be celebrated as Jews. That's isn't chutzpah. It's pissing on the graves of tens of thousands of Jews killed in the pursuit of an atheist heaven, and calling it "watering the plants".
Michael Weiner "Savage", Mark LEvin, Michael Medved, Aaron Klein have large shows.
Mike Siegel, Mike Rosen, Laurie Roth, have smaller shows.
I think that Andrew Wilkow is Jewish, but am not positive.
Pity, otherwise seems perfect for what I am seeking.
Maybe it will come back, keeping my eye on it.