By Nicholas Stix
The message is bizarre, because The Forward does not permit any conversation among Jews, or anyone else.
A month or two ago, Forward Commissar Jane Eisner eliminated the commenting function.
Prior to that, The Forward engaged in ruthless censorship. It’s a terribly written blog, and so between the poor quality and the censorship, the abolition of conversation isn’t much of a loss.
The message came to me in an e-mail promoting a very brief essay, with lots of big pictures, by a Liza Schoenfein, in which she waxed wistful for Passover seders with the John Doe calling himself “Barack Obama.” (Granted, I sometimes go the “big pictures, little words” route, too—but I permit a conversation here.)
That’s what passes for Judaism, at The Forward. Because “Obama” is a racial socialist—never mind that he’s a rabid anti-Semite—that made his approach to Passover Judaically significant.
I take that back—to Jane Eisner, being a genocidal anti-Semite is a feature, not a bug—as long as you’re a racial socialist. If, on the other hand, you’re an Alt-Right, genocidal anti-Semite, you’re evil!
At The Forward, all Nazis are not created equal!