Eric Silverman is a scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, as well as with the international law firm McAllister Olivarius. A former research professor of anthropology at Wheelock College, Eric has a Ph.D. in anthropology and writes about the American Jewish experience and a modernizing community in Papua New Guinea. His latest books are “A Cultural History of Jewish Dress” and “Mortuary Dialogues: Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific Modernities” (with D. Lipset).
9/13/2018 Top Pick
The High Holidays are like a college classroom. You need to read the syllabus often and carefully, and do the work. Otherwise, why bother attending?
The Chicago Dyke March banned Stars of David. This is blamed on "intersectionality." Wrong. The concept is not the problem. Just the opposite.
After Passover, our celebration of freedom, we remember the Holocaust. We should also commemorate two other modern genocides: the Armenians and the Herero of Namibia.
Passover is for kids. But one holiday amusement should give us moral pause: the Plague Bag. Do we really want to toy with the death of children?