Why Is the Jewish Community Talking About Ethnic Studies?

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Over the past year and a half, the Jewish community has spent time talking about a term new to many: “Ethnic studies.” Synagogue rabbis started blasting out emails about ethnic studies. Groups like StandWithUs and Progressive Zionists of California implored their audiences on the topic, while Jewish thought leaders across the globe debated the issue in Tablet Magazine, The Jewish Journal and other publications. Why?

By March 31, the state of California is going to approve a model curriculum for ethnic studies, which will serve as a guide fo...

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