Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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Shabbat shalom.

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"

3 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links

  1. From reading the Eric Alterman article I deduce he is a member of the ignorant leftie (and I’m a leftie) crowd of anti-Israel folk who parrot what they’ve heard. He thinks he’s thinking, he thinks he knows something but he isn’t and doesn’t. Israel is an imperfect democracy, like ours. And I and others who are left but pro-Israel work as much as we can to improve both democracies. I wonder that Myanmar or Saudi Arabia, two quite tyrannical regimes, never get the same press, attention or scrutiny by the left or anyone in the West that I can tell.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      So: It’s complicated. I wouldn’t say that he’s ignorant. In fact, our paths have crossed several times and I thought we had a perfectly fine acquaintanceship—so much so that when I read the review, I was concerned enough to see if he had commented on it publicly. But for reasons I do not know, it seems that he has blocked me on Twitter. I’ve heard him speak about the book a couple of times, and between what I’ve picked up in those instances and from this review (I’ll add that Allan Arkush is a former teacher of mine for whom I have great respect), I’m no longer motivated to make an effort to read this 500+-page book. Plus, yes—I don’t feel that I owe much reading time to people who block me!

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