Category Archives: Jewish Ethnocentrism

Jews and Race: A Pre-Boasian Perspective, Part 2

PRE-BOASIAN JEWISH DISCOURSE ON INTERMARRIAGE The Zionist Elias Auerbach viewed Jewish intermarriage as not necessarily a problem providing the endogamous Jewish racial core population remained unpolluted by the taint of non-Jewish blood. The offspring of mixed marriages (Mischlinges) are, he noted, overwhelmingly lost to the Jewish community — leaving the “sacred chain” of Jewish heredity […]

Menachem Mendel Schneerson: The Expedient Messiah, Part 3

“WE WANT MOSHIACH NOW” When Schneerson assumed the leadership of Chabad, it was a numerically small group, anchored by geographic and cultural boundaries. Like other Hasidim it tried to preserve itself and its version of Judaism by ghettoizing itself, relying on Yiddish as its primary language, dressing in ways that made its members seem attached […]

Menachem Mendel Schneerson: The Expedient Messiah, Part 2

MID-LIFE CRISIS AND CAREER CHANGE Settled with and continuing his dependence on his father-in-law, Schneerson no doubt experienced some anxiety about what to do next. Job prospects for a 40-plus-year-old refugee engineer with poor English language skills were not good. A temporary place was soon found for him, however, serving as his father-in-law’s financial emissary […]

Menachem Mendel Schneerson: The Expedient Messiah, Part 1

It is the committed core — made up now especially of the highly influential Orthodox and Conservative  movements- which has always been the critical force for channeling Jewish behavior in the direction of genetic and cultural separatism. … It is the radicals who have reconstituted the Jewish community and have eventually won the day. Kevin […]

Las Vegas Jewish Federation Supports Its Anti-Goy CEO

Finding examples of Jewish ethnocentrism and hostility toward non-Jews is like shooting  fish in a barrel. But this example is interesting because, thus far at least, it is officially supported by the official Jewish community organization in Las Vegas (“FORMER JEWISH REPORTER EDITOR FILES EEOC CHARGES AGAINST JEWISH FEDERATION OF LAS VEGAS“). The editor of […]

“During 1917”: Chapter 14 of Solzhenitsyn’s “200 Years Together”

Chapter 14 of Solzhenitsyn’s 200 Years Together (available here) recounts the events of 1917, a pivotal year in Russia. The main impression conveyed throughout the chapter is the sheer energy of the Jews—what I have elsewhere (pp. 24–26) labeled the psychological intensity of Jewish activism. 1917 in Russia was a year of rapid change, uncertainty […]

Why Mahler? Norman Lebrecht and the Construction of Jewish Genius

2011 marks the centenary of the death of Gustav Mahler. This follows last year’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the composer’s birth. In addition to an upsurge in performances of Mahler’s works by orchestras around the world, last year also saw the release of a second book about Mahler by the journalist and music […]