What is Zionism? Is anti-Zionism the same as anti-Semitism? When is criticism of Israel fair and when unfair? Who decides who is a Jew? What is the present state of Yiddish? Is the stereotype of the Jewish-American princess funny or anti-Semitic? Is there a new anti-Semitism or is it the same as the old anti-Semitism? Why are so many Jews attracted to science? Professor Jeffry V. Mallow addresses these and many other questions in Zionist Diarist and Other Polemics, a collection of essays on the condition of the Jews over the last several decades.
Jeffry V. Mallow is a Zionist, Yiddishist, feminist, humorist, and physicist. He has lived in the US, Israel, and Europe. He is the author of several books, including ‘Our Pal, God’ and Other Presumptions, a book of Jewish humor. He and his family live in Chicago.