101/ Mending the World: A Jewish-Arab Diaspora Conversation (with Cindy Milstein)

This is a conversation with Cindy Milstein, editor of the book “There is Nothing so Whole as a Broken Heart: Mending the World As Jewish Anarchists

What we talked about:

  • Displacement as part of the Jewish experience
  • Being diaspora (Jewish and Arab)
  • Having communities without states
  • Politics of language (Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino etc)
  • Authoritarianism and flattening our differences
  • Jewish anarchism
  • Hegemonic narratives in Europe (Examples of Dreyfus affair, Alsace, Berlin, Spain)
  • Oral histories
  • Tisha B’av, 1492, Tree of Life massacre and needing a language for grief
  • Wrestling with difficulties
  • Antisemitism on the right and the left

Recommended Books:

  • An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  • The Four Profound Weaves by R.B. Lemberg
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

And as promised in the episode:

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