Michal Lemberger Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer. Ed. Derek Rubin (Schoken Books, 2005) $25, 368 pp. IN 1963, PHILIP ROTH took on his critics with a scathing essay responding to attacks that he had supposedly portrayed Jews in a negative light. He accused them of many things: timidity,
Ari L. Goldman I WORKED FOR The New York Times for 20 years and everywhere I went (in the Jewish world) people asked, “How can you work for that anti-Zionist newspaper?” Now I work at Columbia University, and everywhere I go (in the Jewish world) people ask, “How can you work for that anti-Zionist university?”
While the mainstream press is consolidated in a few corporate hands, there is an explosion of what is variously known as grassroots or citizen or participatory journalism: people are not only reading the news, but also writing, editing, and publishing it in an unprecedented range of media. How are Jews participating in this movement?
Dan Sieradski and Rob Eshman discuss blogging and the future of the Jewish Press: For disparate Jewish communities, blogs provide a meeting hall where anyone with the chutzpah to get up and make him or herself heard can engage in conversation with the wider Jewish community…it’s emblematic of the glorious anarchistic nature of the Internet.