Elliot Ratzman

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Elliot Ratzman

Elliot Ratzman – was a PhD candidate/professor at Princeton’s Dept. of Religion. He is a member of Democratic Socialists of America. He now teaches a courses in race, social ethics, and Jewish Studies in the Religion Department of Temple University.

Boston DSA organizer

In 1995 Boston Democratic Socialists of America hired Elliot Ratzman, an "experienced Harvard/ Radcliffe DSA activist", as a part-time organizer. [1]

Harvard DSA

In 1996 Ratzman was a member of Harvard Democratic Socialists of America.[2]

Democratic Socialists of America

In 1997, Elliott Ratzman was the Harvard contact for Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

Religious Socialism

In 2015, Democratic Socialists of America founded a new version of Religious Socialism.

We invite you to join us in making it useful both to people of faith within DSA and to the wider religious left.

The Editorial group consisted of;

Elliot Ratzman is assistant professor of Religion at Temple University where he teaches courses on race, class, and Jewish politics.[4]

Stand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We Stand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a 2018 letter signed by several Democratic Socialists of America members mainly from the DSA North Star in response to attacks on Ocasio-Cortez over remarks she made on Palestine.

A recent petition circulated by some DSA members criticizes Ocasio-Cortez for supporting a two state solution to the Palestine-Israel question and not aligning with a long list of demands regarding Palestine and Israel. Should Ocasio-Cortez fail to agree with this list of demands, the petitioners are calling for DSA to revoke her endorsement. These attacks on Ocasio-Cortez have come despite the fact that she has staked out positions which will make her one of the strongest advocates of Palestinian rights and self-determination in Congress.
We stand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The position she has taken on Israel and Palestine are principled stances, worthy of a democratic socialist, in its recognition of both Palestinian humanity and rights and Israeli humanity and rights. On this issue, as many, she will be a voice for the voiceless in Congress.

Signatures included Elliot Ratzman.[5]


  1. Dem. Left, Nov./Dec. 1995, page 14]
  2. http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng48.html
  3. [1] DSA website 1997, accessed May 27, 2010
  4. Religious Socialism, about, accessed July 6, 2015
  5. [2]