Author Archives: David P Goldman

David P. Goldman is Deputy Editor of Asia Times and a Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute. He is a former senior editor at First Things magazine, and a regular contributor to Hakirah, where he published a series of studies of the hashkafa of Rav Joseph Soloveitchik. He is the author of several books, including How Civilizations Die (2011) and You Will Be Assimilated: China's Plan to Sino-Form the World (2020). He is also a regular contributor to Tablet Magazine, where he serves as classical music critic.

The Dread of the Jews

by David P. Goldman “There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you,” Parsha Eikev concludes (Devarim 11). The Hebrew word that the King James Version translates as ...

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When Social Justice Replaces Judaism

by David P. Goldman Review of To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel, by Jonathan Neumann (All Points/St. Martins, 2018, 288 pages)   What are the Jews good for? Six out of ten American Jews marry out (seven out of ten excluding the Orthodox), which suggests that even they don’t have an answer. Few children ...

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Can Conservative Religion Survive Gay Marriage?

I. Orthodox Judaism and Gay Marriage A leading Catholic writer, my friend and former colleague Joseph (Jody) Bottum, shocked the conservative world last week with the publication of an argument for Catholic acceptance of gay marriage. Jody’s essay in the liberal Catholic magazine Commonweal is wrong on many counts but sounds an alarm we ignore at our own peril. All ...

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