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Self-hatred 101 today on Shtetl with Joseph Rosen, author of “In Defense of Self-Hatred”, and the young woman who wrote “Nice Jewish Boys” and “A Jewish Education” under the pseudonym Lick My Knish. Deconstructing a fav. Jewish pass time.

I am a Jewish girl who has never dated a Jewish boy. I am a Jewish girl who has never been attracted to a Jewish boy. Anytime a man has dropped a Yiddish word or a Jewish summer camp reference in conversation, I have wanted to bolt. I have bolted. But why?

Read Joseph Rosen’s compelling defense of the age-old Jewish love for self-hatred. Is this a good thing? What is a “nomadic Jewish ethics” and how might it guide how we live morally, and, make the world laugh more?