Jews in Space

January 7, 2020

(Content Warning: detailed discussion of the Holocaust, concentration camps, anti-semitism, and the history of Israel and Palestine) Kira interrogates a Cardassian and Nog tries to join Starfleet with his bar mitzvah money this week, as we look at two Deep Space Nine episodes to ask: who are the real mensches of the Alpha Quadrant? No, really, we examine the perennial criticism that the Ferengi are anti-Semitic caricatures, and it's rejoinder, that the Bajorans are the real Jews of Trek, and they're pretty great. Does either theory hold water? Kinda! We watched "Duet" (DS9 S1:E19) and "Heart of Stone" (DS9 S3:E13)

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