Media, Opinion Pieces, Satire

Presentations & Webinars

What Went Wrong with Jewish Studies Programs?


Hosted the CAMERA Education Institute

September 5, 2023

Antisemitism in the Academy and the Fate of Jewish Studies: An Insider’s  View.


Hosted the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

April 16, 2023

The Faculty Fight for Zionism

Webinar with Paul Gross 

Hosted by The Menachem Begin Heritage Center.

September 11, 2022

Jewish Studies Role in an Increasingly Biased Academy 

Webinar with Dr. Adam Fuller and Dr. Brandy Shufutinsky 

Hosted by The Jewish Institute of Liberal Values.

July 11, 2022

From the Borscht Belt to the Bible Belt: Jewish Humor in Dixieland 

Zoom Presentation 

The Temple of Israel, Wilmington, NC

April 22, 2021

After Laughter After

Webinar on Humor and the Holocaust. Panel Participant.

Sponsored by the Baltimore Hebrew Institute

June 22, 2020

Anti-Semitism Past and Present

Panel Presentation

Department of History, UNCW

September 16, 2019

Selected Writings

On Antisemitism, Zionism, American Politics, and Academia  

Silence of the Lambs: Dissecting the Failure of Jewish Studies Programs,” Jewish Journal, September 10, 2023.

Anti-Zionist Professors Force Stalinism into the Academy,” The Times of Israel, September 2, 2023.

Jewish Studies Scholars’ Recent Statement Targets the Wrong Elephant,” Jewish Journal, August 9, 2023.

Jewish Humor and Antisemitism Twenty-Five Years After ‘Seinfeld’,” Jewish Journal, May 19, 2023.

Israel at 75 and the Persistence of Jew-Hatred,” The Times of Israel, April 26, 2023.

Jewish Studies and Holocaust Inversion: Making Gaza into Auschwitz,” Jewish Journal, February 16, 2023.

Jewish Studies and Our Abandonment to Antisemites,” The Times of Israel, January 6, 2023.

Ten Reasons Why Anti-Zionists Are Antisemites,” Jewish News Syndicate, December 14, 2022.

’Jewish supremacy’ is an oxymoronic term,” The Jerusalem Post, November 20, 2022.

The Jewish Studies Professors Who Traffic in Antisemitism,” Jewish Journal, November 9, 2022.

Among the Antisemites: A Response to Peter Beinart,” The Times of Israel, August 28, 2022.

Bad History: A Jewish Perspective on Presentism,” The Times of Israel (Featured Post), August  22, 2022.

The Un-Jews Are the Enforcers: A Response to Shaul Magid,” The Times of Israel, July 20, 2021.

The Academy, Palestine, and the Quest for a Utopia Without Jewish Peoplehood,” Jewish Journal, July 6, 2021.

The Real Meaning of ‘From the River to the Sea’,” Jewish Journal, June 16, 2021.

Free Palestine: From Ferguson to the Moon,” The Times of Israel, May 31, 2021.

Jewish Studies – You Have Failed,” The Times of Israel, May 22, 2021.

Are Anti-Zionists the New Self-Hating Jews?” The Times of Israel, April 12, 2021.

When I Discovered That My Anti-Racist Colleague Is an Anti-Semite,” Jewish Journal, January 8, 2020.

Of Course Birthright Is One-Sided. That’s What Makes It Great,” Forward, December 24, 2018.

If You’re Only Calling Out Anti-Semitism On One Side, You’re Enabling It,” Forward, November 19, 2018.

Think Ashkenazi Jews Are White? Ask An Anti-Semite,” Forward, July 11, 2018.

Liberal American Jews Have A Right To Celebrate Israel,” Forward, June 15, 2018.

The Loneliness Of The Liberal Zionist,” Forward, June 5, 2018.

Why I’ll Be Teaching both Portnoy’s Complaint and This Harvey Weinstein Essay,” Forward, October 12, 2017.

Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy: They Are Not about Israel,” The Times of Israel, August 18, 2017.

Jewish Voice for Peace Is Spreading Hate on Campus. It’s Time for Jewish Academics to Speak Up,” Tablet Magazine, July 5, 2017.

Culturally Coded Anti-Semitism across the Political Spectrum,” The Times of Israel, January 23, 2017.

What ‘Jews a Race’ Debate Means for Israel: Zionism Is Independent of 2,000-Year-Old Genetic Link,” Forward, May 20, 2013.



Humorous and Satirical Pieces

I Survived Teaching Jewish Studies in North Carolina,” Forward, March 22, 2015.

A Seinfeld a Day – What Would the Rabbis Say?The Times of Israel, November 23, 2021. 

Introducing ‘Seinfeld Yomi,” JewTh!nk, November 26, 2021.

Seinfeld Yomi: The Contest,” JewTh!nkDecember 22, 2021.

He Was Making Out During ‘Schindler’s List’,” JewTh!nk, January 18, 2022.

Seinfeld Yomi: The English Patient,” JewTh!nk, March 24, 2022.

Anne Frank: Survivor, White Privileged Settler Colonialist,” The Times of Israel, July 22, 2022.

‘Look, I Don’t Like Hamas, But…The Times of Israel, June 7, 2021.

The Al-Quds Declaration on Antisemitism,” The Times of Israel, April 4, 2021.

Interview with Isaac: Our Tormented 2nd Patriarch,” Shtetl Montreal, March 8, 2013.

Jesus, Germs & Plumbers Are Everywhere,” Shtetl Montreal, October 28, 2012.

Hello God, It’s Me – A Semite,” Shtetl Montreal, September 19, 2012.

Post-Halachic Stress DisorderShtetl Montreal, May 25, 2012.

Jesus, Moses & Mohammed walk into a 1-hour photo…Shtetl Montreal, March 15, 2012.

The Hanukkah Bush and Christmas Dreidel: How a Jew Lost the Ultimate Cultural Battle in His Own Home,” Forward, December 24, 2011.

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