In the picture, my grandfather sits on a wood chair, leaning back, the paunch of sixty-three years preceding him in the foreground smiling, lip curled in the narrow space between mustache and beard nose sloping downward olive skin body compact, heavy. Add a kefieh to his balding head and he’s a grandfather of the Nakba,… Continue Reading Twin
I’m not a religious Jew, but I’m a Jew. I’m not a Zionist, but I’m a Jew. What kind of Jew am I? In the 1960s, I read an essay which helped me recognize myself. The essay, “The Non-Jewish Jew”, was written by Isaac Deutscher in 1958. He was describing himself; he was describing me.… Continue Reading What Kind of Jew Am I?