…a widespread tendency to think that Jewish issues don’t have the same depth or require the same scrutiny as other areas of human experience. Gut instincts stand in for historical learning. Or, more often, a little bit of learning is mistaken for a deep understanding. It goes something like this: What do Jews think? Well, I’m a Jew, and I know what I think, so that must be how Jews think — except, of course, for the ones I don’t like.
J.J. Goldberg, ”Bernie Sanders Keeps Talking About Being Jewish. Why Won’t We Listen?”, Forward (26 February 2016) [http://forward.com/opinion/334283/bernie-sanders-keeps-talking-about-being-jewish-why-wont-we-listen]