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Anti Semitism

Great Art from Bad People

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
M.W. Jacobs

The New York Review of Books has just brought up that old conundrum of how to deal with the personal evil of great artists. This time around it is the anti-Semitism of T.S.Eliot, the most influential English language poet of the 20th Century. But he is just one of numerous major artists whose moral character was often in inverse proportion to their artistic talent.

Gun Owners Pressure NRA Over Ted Nugent's Anti-Semitic Rant

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association came under increasing pressure Tuesday to distance itself from longtime NRA board member Ted Nugent, afte...

Italy's Courage

Jack Rosen | Posted 02.03.2016 | Religion
Jack Rosen

At a time when European nations are turning their backs on Israel, Italy has held steadfast in support of both the Jewish State and its own Jewish cit...

Our New Forum For Ideas, ADL@SALON

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

To meet the demands of a century defined by rapid change, it is my belief that ADL transform itself into a learning organization, one capable of continuous reinvention. In short, an organization that thrives on innovation.

We Are Not Your Enemies -- Pinklying, Pinkwashing and the Decline of the LGBTQ Left

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The pinklying crowd, as evident in their assault at Creating Change, conflates queer Jews with Israelis and the Israeli government. A Wider Bridge and its members and guests were all mindlessly held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government. None of the protestors, nor the Task Force, ever bothered to ask the organization for its positions on the issues of concern.

Crossing the Line: When Criticism of Israel Becomes Anti-Semitic

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

To be specific, when a person conflates Jews, Israelis, and the Israeli government, it is anti-Semitic. When all Jews and all Israelis are held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government, it is anti-Semitic.

Anti-Semitism Emerges at Task Force Protest

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

What the protesters did was shut down all debate and reasonable exchange with some calling for the destruction of Israel which in the context of the meeting made no sense at all.

Is Ted Cruz an Anti-Semite as Well as a Hypocrite?

Les Leopold | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

The New York area has 13.8 percent of all the Jews in the world, and accounts for 31 percent of all the Jews in the U.S. So when speaking of New York values that "everyone understand" the odds are high that "everyone understands" that New York is very Jewish.

"Microaggression:" Allow It to Pass or Make a Fuss?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

These experiences inform me about our diversity. We claim to celebrate our differences. Our respect for one another requires constant effort. It does not come easy.

Antisemitism and the Brandeis Confirmation

Paul Finkelman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Paul Finkelman

Co-authored with Lance J. Sussman, Ph. D., Senior Rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel and member of the Executive Board of the American Jewis...

Following Anti-Semitic Attacks In Marseille, Jewish Leaders Divided Over Skullcap

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

MARSEILLE, France -- After a teenager used a machete to injure a Jewish teacher wearing a kippa, or skullcap, on Monday in France, the coun...

When Anti-Semites Use Jews to Further Their Cause

Elliott Hamilton | Posted 01.12.2016 | College
Elliott Hamilton

Dr. Norman Finkelstein, a disgraced academic who was denied tenure at DePaul University, attended a panel at Boston University's Students for Justice ...

Fighting Anti-Semitism, Fighting for France

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.10.2016 | World
Jonathan Greenblatt

Increasing Islamic extremism has contributed to the political gains of the far right, which also has a long history of anti-Semitism. The mutual reinforcement of these movements -- with the far right contributing to radicalization among French Muslims -- is not good for the Jews nor does it augur well for democratic values.

Israeli-Americans Can Strengthen the Jewish People in the U.S. and Lead the Fight Against BDS

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

For decades, those of Israeli descent living in America kept our suitcases packed. Despite U.S. passports, English-speaking families, and American homes and businesses, we always thought that we would return to Israel one day.

I Am Sure (a Few Things I Know in an Uncertain Time)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Peter Himmelman

When our kids were young we would take them to Israel every summer. If I'm not mistaken we had three of them in diapers at one time on one of those tr...

Building Barriers to Surmount Walls

Melanie Goldberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Melanie Goldberg

There was a man mumbling to himself, pacing on the subway. The crowd was different at this hour, as I rushed from my 8:30 AM class, to my 10:30 AM clinic. I only had three stops on the 5 train, as it whooshed from the Union Square to the Brooklyn Bridge -- City Hall stops.

Topic: Jews, France, America, and Anti-Semitism

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

In my eyes, few messages are as important as human universality and the contribution that Jewish thinking has made to that concept. And few are as pregnant with implications for the ideological standoff in which we find ourselves today.

One Simple Way to Fight Hate With Yoga

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Swami Vivekananda, an Indian thinker who brought yoga to the West in the late 19th century, said: "This world is slowly going on; let it go slowly...

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

The Republican Party Needs to Do Some Soul Searching

David Oualaalou | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Conversation in the United States about religion and politics these days is less civilized, more contemptuous. This involves more than the Republican Party's survival in a diverse world. We're turning on neighbors who have been part of the fabric of our society for decades.

There's Been a Shooting

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 12.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

After a few moments of music, the disc jockey breaks in and says words that don't quite register: "shootings" and "North Valley Jewish Community Center" and "at least three children wounded" and "there may be more than one shooter." These words finally seep into your consciousness and you yell, "Oh my God!"

Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: Equally Abominable

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Kourosh Ziabari

Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are equally abominable. We simply alienate and isolate people by profiling and accusing them over the wrongdoing of a minority that struggles to attribute itself to the nonviolent teachings and principles of an overwhelmingly peaceful majority.

British Jewish Students Attempt to Silence My Mention of Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I lived in the UK as Rabbi to the students of Oxford University for over eleven years. I participated in countless debates on Israel with some of the ...

Belgium Sentences French Comic Dieudonne To Jail For Anti-Semitic Jokes

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A Belgian court sentenced controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala on Wednesday to two months in prison and...

GIve Us Your "Huddled Masses," but "Syrians Need Not Apply!"

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

We need to face the reality that we played a significant role in creating the refugee crisis by overthrowing the Iraqi government in 2003 destabilizing the region. We now have a moral responsibility to those who are fleeing the warzones in Iraq and Syria.