Human Rights Include Jewish Rights
Natalie Lifson

To Natalie Lifson — thank you for this timely and needed piece!

To NinjaMama — I hear you, but also feel compelled to note that while I’ve experienced erasure via the projection of Whiteness, I’ve also had “dirty Jew!” and “Jewess!” hurled at me on the street by strangers who based their anti-Semitism in the moment on nothing other than the fact that I “look like a Jew” which in the context of white-washed Jewishness in the U.S. means I “look like an Ashkenazim”. The idea that we can “‘hide’” our difference seems to me to be part of how both Jewishness and anti-Semitism have been actively ignored by too many in the American Left.

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