Culture, Israel, Justice, Uncategorized

Mazl Tov April!

If you look at the Forward’s recently published Forward 50, you’ll see April Rosenblum’s name listed right below grizzled Cold Warrior Norman Podhoretz, in the Ideas and Activism section. Strange bedfellows, indeed. Gey veys! (Go figure)
April is being recognized for her groundbreaking work, the recently published 32 page pamphlet The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere: Making Resistance to Anti-Semitism Part of All of Our Movements. If you’ve spent more than five minutes doing social justice work, you probably know that anti-Semitism is a real and pervasive problem. April’s pamphlet includes historical analysis, as well as thought provoking discussions about the nature of anti-Semitism today.
April was, as she describes it, ‘raised radical’ in Philadelphia, where she lives today. She is also an ardent Yiddishist and brings what I consider to be a Diaspora Nationalist perspective to her political analysis.
So, mazl tov April!! I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us!

3 thoughts on “Mazl Tov April!

  1. Nu? One has to do social justice work to recognize anti-semitism exists?
    All the pamphlets in the world will not make it go away; all the agonizing over it will make no differenc. Anti-semitism will never go away and we ought to face it and live with it.

  2. Thanks for pointing out the ambiguity in my post. Of course you don’t have to do social justice work to know that anti-semitism exists. What I meant to say was that when you do social justice work, you quickly find that anti-semitism is a pervasive problem in the world of progressive activism and organizing.

  3. I m trying locate an article, jewschool.com/categoy/washington – [cached Version]. regarding BBC uncovering Prescott Bush involvement in attempt to overthrow Roosevelt and financing Hitler. I need a cop of the article. Many thanks

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