Ep 13: Mizrahi-Washing, & Dave Zirin Returns!

It’s Treyf’s bar mitzvah episode! On this special occasion, we reminisced about our 13th birthdays and the process of getting older as a podcast. We called Ilan Benattar from Jews for Racial and Economic Justice’s Mizrahi caucus to talk about a Tablet Magazine article and the concept of Mizrahi-washing. After some technical issues the first time around, Dave Zirin joined us for the interview, discussing Zionism and Palestine solidarity activism in the NBA. And finally, our recommendation went to the recent New York Times parody issue distributed by JVP/Jews Say No, and we spoke to Beth Miller about the project.

Show Notes

News – Ilan Benattar and Tablet Magazine

Tablet Magazine – An Intersectional Failure

JIMENA – Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa

JFREJ- Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

Tikkun Daily – For many Jews, anti-Arab racism hits home


My Zaidy’s Pizza– Thornhill

Pizza Pita– Montreal

The CJN – Rekindling the Light of Jewish Social Justice

The Interview – Dave Zirin 

Tablet Magazine – Identity Politics on the Court

The Nation – Two Roads: The Politics of David Blatt and the Passion of Steve Kerr’s Father

Rod Carew Time Magazine Cover

Edge of Sports


JVP Press release (includes archives of Twitter account, website, and the pdf of the paper itself)

Democracy Now – Jewish Peace Groups Reveal Role in Spoof New York Times That Criticized Paper’s Stance on Israel

Salon – Progressive Jewish groups make New York Times parody issue to protest newspaper’s “biased Israel-Palestine coverage”


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