25 White Jews, Whiteness, and Anti-Semitism

Episode 25 "White Jews, Whiteness, and Anti Semitism"

On this episode, we spoke with Karen Brodkin, author of ‘How Jews Became White Folks,’ about the differences between structural racism & bigotry, and the stories white Jews tell about Jewish history. We then spoke with Benjamin Balthaser, professor of multiethnic US literature at Indiana University-South Bend, about the American institutions behind rural anti-Semitism. We finished the show with our usual Shkoyach! segment, highlighting a menorah feud, a pirate radio station, and an essay from 1967.

Show Notes

Intro

#Jewishresistance

Karen Brodkin Interview

How Jews Became White Folks 

Karen Brodkin at UCLA

Forward article

Benjamin Balthasar Interview

Benjamin Balthasar  

Jewschool “Lessons on Anti-Semitism From Growing Up in Rural America“

April Rosenblum “The Past didn’t go anywhere”

Shkoyakh

James Baldwin Negroes are Anti-Semitic Because They’re Anti-White

The Brooklyn Paper – “Oy vey! Brooklyn menorah stripped of ‘world’s largest’ title

New York Post “Pirate radio stations hijacking the airwaves in Brooklyn”

Forward “Chaos In Brooklyn: Pirate Radio Teaches Torah, Picks Fight With Classical Music Station

The TREYF poster, by Cee Lavery!

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