The article presented here below, entitled “The Specifically Jewy Perviness of Harvey Weinstein,” first appeared in the Jewish publication Tablet on 9 October 2017; and is now prefaced by an apology written by its author, Mark Oppenheimer. Since the revelations about Weinstein’s sexually depraved conduct were made public, the organized Jewish community has been actively distancing themselves from him.
This censure has taken the form of numerous articles including this one penned by Oppenheimer and an equally damning piece that appeared in The New Yorker. Ironically, however, Oppenheimer revealed a bit too much about Jewish sexuality and the dark underbelly of the Jewish cinematic elite; especially by invoking the works of Philip Roth. Oppenheimer was forced to write an apology because of the revelatory nature of his piece.
The figurative excommunication of Harvey Weinstein is consistent with the notion that academic Kevin MacDonald articulates when speaking about the group ethic of Judaism and its enforcement within the Jewish Community:
the interests of individual Jews were consistently subordinated to the interests of the group. From the standpoint of the group strategy, the goal was to maximize the total resources of the community, not to allow each individual member to maximize his interest.
The comments underneath Oppenheimer’s exposé are a good gauge of the readership’s opinions. To some readers, Oppenheimer in…