Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist based at Birkbeck College, London. He is the convenor of New Jewish Thought ( and writes the blog Metal Jew ( His website is

Arts and Culture

An Offensive Culture

A willingness to embrace the Jewish tradition of offensiveness, of awkwardness of refusing to fit in, safeguards the interests and dignity of those across the Jewish communal spectrum. If Jews see themselves as troublemakers, then perhaps the sterile debates about who has the right to speak for Jews will be replaced by a democratic and tolerant community of debate.

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