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Outpourings of Jewish ethical superiority: The Graham Spanier case

Mondoweiss has posted a summary of articles by rabidly pro-Israel rabbis who have waxed indignant about the Penn St. situation, basing their arguments on a rather tendentious reading of Jewish religious ethics. The article by Rabbi Moshe Leib Gray, the head of Chabad at Dartmouth (described by Mondoweiss as promoting Israel “to a faretheewell”) makes […]

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Jewish Pressure Resulted in Goldstone’s Partial Recantation

Richard Goldstone’s statement that there was no evidence that Israel intentionally targeted civilians has been a Godsend to Israel apologists–whose default position is to claim that this entirely compromises the entire report. This is definitely not the case: As many others have pointed out, Goldstone’s op-ed does not stand as a recantation of the Goldstone […]

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Is the Madoff Scandal Paradigmatic?

Too Good to Be True Erin V. Arvedlund New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin, 2009 Betrayal Andrew Kirtzman New York, NY: Harper, 2009 No One Would Listen Harry Markopolos New York: Wiley, 2010 Madoff With The Money Jerry Oppenheimer New York: Wiley 2009 The Madoff Chronicles Brian Ross New York, NY: Hyperion, 2009 Catastrophe Deborah and Gerald […]

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Is the Madoff Scandal Paradigmatic?

The current TOO article by John Graham and me, “Is the Madoff Scandal Paradigmatic?,” reviews 8 books on the Bernie Madoff scandal. From the beginning, there was a pronounced Jewish angle to the media coverage of the scandal—mainly emphasizing that Madoff was a Jew who stole from other Jews. However, this review (for which the […]

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The Culture of Deceit

For those conversant with the Bible, the twin themes of Jewish resource acquisition and deceit will be familiar. For example, in A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy, Kevin MacDonald describes this: The biblical stories of sojourning by the patriarchs among foreigners are very prominently featured in Genesis. Typically there […]