Fed up with all the confusion about Jews, BDS support, and apparent antisemitism on the left and right; I dive into a general outline of Jewish History from my atheistic point of view to provide explanations for modern contradictions of Jewish experience and against right wing narratives. I wrap up my tale with what I see are some contradictions between the two major legacies of Jewish life in modern times and how the connotations of identity, nationalism, and a diverse society.
Sources and Links
Useful blog from a mainstream Jewish point of view
Nat Geo Documenty that explains current secular ideas about origins of Judaism
Great lecture on the end of the Bronze age, good backround to orgins
Quarterly Leftwing Jewish magazine, limited free content tho