Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one
A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show
Scholar Thai Jones traces New York City’s role as a center of American protest, from the anarchist marches of 1914 to Occupy Wall Street today
Feminist rock collective Permanent Wave gathers a powerful music scene around a core of activism. Just don’t call them riot grrrls.
UPDATED: Israel’s central banker delivers a blunt warning to Israeli Arabs and the ultra-Orthodox: Get to work, or the state will be jeopardized
CODEPINK, Just Foreign Policy, ‘The Nation’ endorsing conference protest
Clancy Sigal’s 1961 novel, Going Away, is a primer for the Occupy generation about the futility of despair and the inevitability of change
Commenting on ‘Commentary’
The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories.
Why it shouldn’t matter (even if it probably does)
Objectionable magazine is not the force behind the movement
Plus Iran’s missiles, Jordanian intrigue, and more
Liza Behrendt defends group’s mission, direct action against Birthright
After police raid, reports of missing and damaged books
Plus drawing 1,027 Palestinians and one Israeli, and more
What comes next?
Plus Giffords speaks, Sarkozy apologizes, and more in the news
Parts of the movement will likely discredit the whole
Brooklyn Rabbi Andy Bachman and Tablet’s Marc Tracy, both good liberals, can’t agree on the merits of the Occupy Wall Street movement
Plus kosher joint an NYPD/OWS casualty, and more
Jewish liberals sign new ‘Statement Against Smears’
The economic and social upheavals that rocked France and its Jewish prime minister 75 years ago bear an uncanny resemblance to Occupy Wall Street
Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more
The left sees Occupy Wall Street and the Palestinian cause as common
Occupiers can enjoy books by Dershowitz, Wiesenthal, Roth, and more
The mad popularity of Dirty Dancing explains Ronald Reagan’s ideological victory and the ongoing crisis of American politics
Paul and Le Pen, Downey stands up for Mel, and more
The Occupy Wall Street protesters should look to Oliver Stone’s Wall Street for lessons in the practical and moral lessons of avarice
Anti-Semites are a tiny fringe at the Occupy Wall Street protests. But an inability to quiet them shows the limitations of a leaderless movement.
Plus the tallest guy at the Jewish day school, and more