Kunst en Cultuur

Summer in Massachusetts, Jews Everywhere

Summer in Massachusetts is glorious. Not only is the weather usually great, but there is so much to see and do – in and outside Boston. Every summer I try to take a road-trip, either by myself or with a friend. This year I traveled for 3 days with Viva who lives in Australia. I called our time together, a “Thelma and Louise” trip, although, of course, the beginning, middle and end were different that … [Lees verder]


Ruth Wisse’s rejecting of feminism

Harvard professor Ruth Wisse is greatly admired for her Yiddish scholarship. She is also very well known for her passionate support of Israel and for disparaging feminism.  Jonathan Gill’s lively review of Wisse’s memoir suggests one source of Wisse’s ultra-conservative views with regard to feminism. He suggests that children in Holocaust survivor families become illiberal. Having just completed writing a book about the Holocaust, I beg to differ. Because the number of families of survivors is/was vast, … [Lees verder]