Ep 35 Jewish History for the Perplexed

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

Crash Course


Nat Geo Documenty that explains current secular ideas about origins of Judaism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIweWqsmjZE
Great lecture on the end of the Bronze age, good backround to orgins

Quarterly Leftwing Jewish magazine, limited free content tho

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