Eric Silverman is a professor at Wheelock College and a scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. He 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).
The Chicago Dyke March banned Stars of David. This is blamed on "intersectionality." Wrong. The concept is not the problem. Just the opposite.
What does it say when non-Jewish Europeans can see Jewishness anywhere, even in the most unlikely of places, such as interior New Guinea in 1926?
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.