Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Hen Mazzig


My Grandparents Were Victimized by Nazis. Why Am I Afraid to Call Myself the Grandson of a Survivor?

While I know the history of pain my Ashkenazi friends’ grandparents endured, they don’t know mine.

When Jews Attack Black Lives Matter, It Only Fuels Anti-Semitism

By showing up for racial justice, we are actually showing up for ourselves.

Jews Always Are Scapegoated for Pandemics. Are We Safe Today?

The Black Death was one of the worst pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of 100 million to 200 million people in...

Attacking Israeli Food? Your Racism Is Showing

Every Friday, my mother and her 11 brothers and sisters have lunch at my grandmother Hela’s home in Petah Tikva. There, they find dozens of...

What Is a Jew of Color?

With the surge of identity politics in the United States and Europe, there is a vigorous debate about the place of the Jewish community...

Stop Scapegoating Zionist Jews for American Racism

The Monsey attack at a rabbi’s home during his Hanukkah celebration, where a man wielded a machete, comes after a surge of recent anti-Semitic...

The Damage Done by Shouting Down Ideas

For the past several years, I’ve traveled around the United States as an advocate, speaking about my family’s story of exile from Iraq and...

The Fyre Festival and the ‘Palestinian Cause’

The Fyre Festival and the “Palestinian cause” have a lot in common. In 2017, the Fyre Festival was promoted to the American public on social...

Airbnb: Bed and Breakfast on Homophobic Land

On Nov. 19, Airbnb issued a press release announcing it was “removing listings” in “Israeli settlements in the Occupied West Bank.” The announcement was met with...

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Community Responds to Kamala Harris as Biden’s Vice Presidential Pick

"The Biden-Harris administration represents a new day for America and I am inspired to make that a reality."

Anti-Semitic Note Reportedly Left on N.Y. Assemblymember’s Vandalized Office

Democratic Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright said she "will never be intimidated by this criminal act."