Tuesday, August 5, 2014

These Pogroms Are Personal

Check out the article I wrote for The Crimson!

For me, the word pogrom evokes black and white images of Cossacks attacking Jews living in the shtetl, scenes from movies like Fiddler on the Roof, back in the times of olde when Jews were unequal before the law.

Well, pogroms have happened in France several times throughout the past couple of weeks, so maybe they’re not as antiquated as I thought.

Continue reading here.

1 comment:

  1. The pogroms are personal because there but for the grace of God go we.
    After the War we deluded ourselves by the new tolerance the Gentiles had for us. We put faith in the rule of law and the ethic of equity espoused by civilized Western states.
    A law means nothing if there is no will to enforce it and what matters equity if the police have already decided that some crimes will go unpunished?