About a month ago, I wrote to Jewish Daily Forward columnist Philologos on an expression I was seeing often on Twitter, some variation on being worked “like a Hebrew slave.” (As I post this, there have been 10 references on Twitter in the last 24 hours.)
As I wrote Philologos,
I monitor certain search items related to Judaism on social media, and recently I came across the expression ‘worked like a Hebrew slave’ for the first time. It looks like it might be more frequently used in the African-American community. I wonder what are your thoughts on it.
The question is the subject of Philologos’ fantastic new article, “Did Tennessee Titans Bernard Pollard Slip Up on ‘Hebrew Slaves’ Remark?“