I want to point out that the Editrix is largely correct. I want to point out some basic mistakes that can happen at any site.
A site needs to have a voice or a vision. Yet there also needs to be decorum.
There is also the question of how the person views Jews.
1) The author in question is clearly not an antisemite.
2) The author does have an odd opinion that successful non Jews have some secret Jewish heritage as conversos or tie to the community.
A recent example is a series of posts about Justice Sotomayor. A person who has grown up in NYC will undoubtedly have many Jewish friends and peers. This should come as zero surprise to people who live here. NYC is a special place where people mix freely. This may sound odd but I feel more comfortable in a Guyanese, Indian or Dominican Party in NYC than at parties in VT.
In NYC one is expected and encouraged to have such experiences.This familiarity was likely reinforced in college and in law school.
Does this familiarity or affinity infer that she is Jewish? No, it is just part of NYC life.
There are people like Sunbeam who seldom venture far from their community. However, there are plenty of people like myself who venture into other communities freely. Does my affinity
for the local Cuban, Guyanese and Dominican communities alter my identity. No, it merely enriches and makes my life more interesting.
The Doctor does understand the vibrant aspect of intellectual debate within our community. Within a household there may be a range of political and religious debates spanning all spectrums. There are brilliant people like my grandmother who was the rare Jewish Conservative of her era. There are those who just live life and let others ponder the larger questions as they raise children or work.
A Jew understands what it is like to be the outsider. Thus at work when a member of a foreign
culture arrives it is appropriate to respect the culture within reason. A small gesture such as understanding the basics of the religion or culture goes a long way. Many of us feel an affinity with those who are needlessly hated for being themselves. The very same people who rail against Blacks will often rail against Jews. Thus it is hardly surprising that when people are needlessly targeted for hate many Jews will empathize with a familiar experience.
What has led to the downfall of the site is a crab apple mentality. There are those who think that saving America from a Jewish conspiracy is a divine mission. These people cloak themselves in fake patriotism and Christianity. They talk as if they own America, but are alien to its ideals.
I am glad you are proud of your culture, please stop denigrating Blacks who are my fellow citizens.You do not raise your culture by denigrating another.
The Conservatism of Reagan welcomed all to share our hopes, dreams and future together. Racial supremacy is lunacy, not Conservatism.