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Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse is a former professor of Yiddish and Comparative Literature at Harvard University and a served as the Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Tikvah Fund. Wisse often discusses the politics of anti-Semitism, why Israel is under attack in our universities, and the study of Yiddish literature.

Wisse was born to a Jewish family in Czernowitz, part of modern day Ukraine. She spent most of her childhood in Montreal, Canada and eventually earning a Ph.D from McGill University in 1969.

Articles By Ruth Wisse

The Many Faces of Jew-Hatred

November 2, 2018

In the wake of the shooting in Pittsburgh, a volley of voices called for more of this or that—armed guards or gun control, barring the doors of synagogues, policing of fringe web platforms or resources for mental health. While President Trump denounced the shooting as “an evil anti-Semitic attack” and visited the grieving community, a […]