Trouble In The Tribe explores the way Israel has gone from one of the unifying pillars of American Jewish identity to perhaps the single most divisive issue in the community.
Samuel G. Freedman
Samuel G. Freedman, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, is the author of eight books, including Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry (2007, Simon & Schuster).
Posts by Samuel G. Freedman
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.