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E102 - A Brief History of American Jews w/ Emily Tamkin

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American Prestige
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
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Danny and Derek welcome journalist Emily Tamkin to the podcast to discuss American Jewish identity and politics over the past 100 years. They get into the salience of the term “Bad Jew”, how Jews fit into American social and legal definitions of whiteness, how American Jews have grappled with the Zionist project, generational shifts among American Jews, and more.

Be sure to grab a copy of Emily’s book Bad Jews, and check out her recent article for +972, “‘A moment of disillusionment’: American Jews torn as Israel turns 75”.

Recorded in March 13, 2023