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Erin Graff Zivin is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature, Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, and Director of the Graduate Certificate program in Translation Studies at the University of Southern California These past weeks witnessed protestors around the U.S.…

Why are we so mean?

On Thursday April 23, U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter granted a motion brought by the ACLU representing several detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center. The judge ordered that Adelanto not accept any new detainees; that they immediately reduce the immigrant…

Knesset March Madness results!

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) Well, NCAA March Madness may be proceeding this year without fans in the stands, but Knesset March Madness 2020 is still proceeding normally! The election results are now official.  Tzomet dropped out before the election, but…

The Rav, Reb Chaim of Brisk, & Socialism!

To many Americans, the term “socialism” conjures immediate feelings of suspicion and paranoia. For much of the population, socialism is a threat to the fundamental economic system that the United States is founded upon: capitalism and free enterprise. Yet, from…

Our Interests

“You will come around,” said a particularly dickish family friend as he dismissed my point about the importance of a social program out of hand. “You’ll grow out of this. It is against your interests.” He wasn’t the only person…

Moving Beyond Trump’s Jewish Question

Joshua Garoon is as assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wednesday’s Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism is a brilliant bit of agitprop. If it served up “red meat for Republicans who believe colleges are increasingly hostile to Jews” due…

Daniel Sieradski