I’ve been thinking about something Marty Peretz said at Yivo Institute last week.
Following Niall Ferguson’s talk about Jews & Money, a lady in the second row asked whether the Balfour Declaration of 1917, in which the British government committed itself to a homeland for the Jews in Palestine, arose from a need Read More
The Yivo Institute, which is dedicated to the study of Ashkenazi Jews, has lately reprinted an important attack on the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” The attack was written in 1921 by the great English journalist Lucien Wolf, who showed that the Protocols, then circulating in Europe, were plagiarized fictions aimed at persecuting Jews. Read More
Last night Yivo Institute on W. 16th Street hosted a talk by the Harvard historian Niall Ferguson on “Jews and Money.” How excited I was to hand over my $15. The center dedicated to the study of Yiddish-speaking Jews was bringing in a heavyweight prof, a biographer of Rothschilds and Warburgs, to anatomize the culture Read More
One great thing about blogging is it reveals a writer’s true nature, flaws and all. (Like my flakiness; I try and ground myself but there it is; I think in Kabbala they would say I am too much in my chochma). The latest evidence of this is Marty Peretz’s pro-Israel blog, the Spine. Peretz is Read More
Editors at the bat! Phew , only one month left to go in this most fetid, unpleasant season -that’s precisely one month remaining of ghastly faux-hippie milkmaid blouses , pert nipples on parade everywhere you turn and tarry rooftop barbecues , with our Precious fiercely manning the piña colada blender …. But Read More