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Welcome to The Leftern Wall archives.

The Leftern Wall was a blog of mostly “politics, poetry, prattle and praxis from Jerusalem” by writer Moriel Rothman-Zecher between 2012 and 2017. Moriel’s more recent writings, teaching and event updates, and info about his novel, Sadness Is a White Bird (Atria Books, 2018), and his forthcoming second novel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021), have now moved to http://www.morielrothmanzecher.com [site in progress].

The Leftern Wall consisted of 400-some posts, and was visited over a quarter million times by 125,000 visitors. To give you a sense of the blog, the five most read posts on The Leftern Wall were:

Clarification: I do not think Palestinians are more moral than Israelis (July 16, 2014)

Why I Refuse: On God/Love, Nonviolence, and Israel’s Military Occupation of the Palestinian Territories (October 14, 2012)

9 Thoughts on the Matisyahu Disinvite, anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and Leftist Discourse (August 17, 2015)

10 Reasons You Should Never Visit the “City of David” [Again] (February 6, 2014)

10 Things I Really Like About Living in Israel (Note: This Is Not a Sarcastic Title) (June 6, 2012)

[The working conclusion here seems to be that the internet likes listicles . . . Anyhow, feel free to browse the archives over on the left of the screen, to get in touch with any questions, and to hop over to http://www.morielrothmanzecher.com to see what Moriel is working on these days].