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Anti Semitism

Yellowing Journalism

Tim_Arnold | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media

It is both fascinating and disturbing to gain a peek back in time, with the grand benefit of history and hindsight, and the wonder of it all. Unfortunately -- unforgivably -- and despite great strides across the land and around the world, anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head to this day.

Ebola and Public Health Versus the 'Bottom Line'

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Bernard Starr

If Ebola continued as confined outbreaks for a limited time, a patent for a drug to treat it, or a vaccine to prevent it, might not feed the corporate bottom line. So we have waited for a desperate crisis when a cure might bring enough profit to light up the bottom line.

Why We Had No Choice But to Fight Klinghoffer Opera

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.23.2014 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Let the opera go on. But let it be met with the voices of American Jews and others who wish to speak out for Klinghoffer who did not die but was murdered.

A Neo-Nazi Beauty Pageant -- Nefarious Glorification of Anti-Semitism at its Worst

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

One of the most insidious, and perhaps ultimately one of the most dangerous, manifestations of neo-Nazi resurgence may well be its steady subversive infiltration of contemporary popular and consumer culture.

How Roger Waters is Failing the Palestinian Children

Lilac Sigan | Posted 10.17.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Campaigns that fuel anti-Semitic sentiments do not promote peace, they promote the interests of Hamas, which poses the biggest threat on young Palestinian children.

Met Director Responds To Controversy Surrounding 'Anti-Semitic' Opera

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.16.2014 | Arts

If the latest controversy in the world of opera is your thing, you're likely familiar with the heat building around John Adams' "The Death of Klinghof...

It's Amazing What Hummus Can Do To Promote Peace

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A small band of Jews and Muslims marched through one of the city’s busiest squares Tuesday (Oct. 14) shouting “Spread Hummus! Not...

7 Perspectives From International Princeton Students

Sam Maron | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Sam Maron

While it is important to be well-read and keep up with the news, it can be equally important to make sure the news stories mean something to you personally.

Sweden's Recognition of 'Palestine' Premature and Ill-Advised

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Sweden's premature recognition of the State of Palestine will have repercussions far beyond Scandinavia. Sweden is considered a flag-bearer of human rights, and many countries across Europe respond to its cues. The risk is that other countries in the E.U. may soon want to follow suit.

Let Jews Be Jews!

Susie Sampson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Apparently the love guru himself hates us and the country of France isn't doing that well either. Shockingly though, BROOKLYN has some haters... way to alienate your target audience.

Swastikas Found Spray-Painted Outside Jewish Frat House

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.06.2014 | College

Just hours after Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days in Judaism, came to an end, swastikas were found spray-painted outside a Jewish fraternity house ...

Hate Speech is Undermining Turkey's Fragile Democracy

Emre Celik | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Emre Celik

Erdogan has employed a multidimensional effort to intimidate, silence and otherwise persecute every institution or individual remotely associated with Gulen.

"Israel" Got It Wrong

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion
Raymond J. Learsy

Israel is a name understood by all Jews as coupled to their identification. Yet outside the Jewish community its resonance in historic terms is marginal and doesn't begin to encompass the totality of the Jewish historical ties to the history of the Middle East.

reaking the Cycle of Hate: Lessons From My 5th Grader's Classroom

Alana Baum | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Alana Baum

What makes us better is our willingness to be honest about the challenges in front of us, recognize our mistakes and limitations, and still struggle to get it right.

Cuomo's School Report Card: Far "Below Standard" in the Education of Minority Students

Alan Singer | Posted 09.26.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

Andrew Cuomo is busy seeking reelection and hoping to establish himself as a viable presidential candidate either for 2016 or 2020. In the meantime, he has been abdicating responsibility to ensure a quality education for all students, but especially for minority students.

Demonstrators Protest Met Opera Over 'Anti-Semitic' Opera

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season on Monday evening by protesting the planned production of "The Dea...

Reflections on the Jewish New Year

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

As we mark the end of another year with the advent of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we pause to take stock of the year that has passed, to learn from ourselves, our experiences and our mistakes as we move forward to build a better future.

Nothing Rhymes With Heidegger

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

Will I pick up a copy of The Black Notebooks for winter reading this December? Doubtful. But do I still need to read Heidegger to understand or at least appreciate why those who also accept his anti-Semitic stance can accept the good part of his philosophy as gospel?

Shylock and Ponzi Schemers

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

For many, the name, Shylock, conjures all the vicious lies, caricatures and tropes of Jews that pervaded Europe for centuries. It reminds Jews like me that there are hatemongers out there who truly believe that we Jews control international finance.

This Guy Is Running For The Senate Just To Make The World More Anti-Semitic, Racist

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Racist and anti-Semitic signs and statements from a write-in candidate have drawn new attention to Kentucky's U.S. Senate race this week. Robert Ra...

The Big Chill Facing France's Jews

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

French Jews certainly have had enough of all this. Are we still at home, they ask themselves, in this strange country where the vilest anti-Zionism, the stubbornest Holocaust denial, and the murkiest competition for victimhood are combining to produce a new and potentially devastating form of anti-Semitism?

Joe Biden Apologizes For Using Term Some Deem Offensive Toward Jews

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for using the term "Shylocks," which some Jews deem offensive, in a Tuesday speech for the Legal Serv...

Are the NFL's Woes Good for Soccer?

Michael J. Agovino | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Michael J. Agovino

It goes without saying that this has been a bad couple of weeks for the NFL, so much so that a tweet -- post-Ray Rice, pre-Adrian Peterson -- came my way that read, "Let's all start watching soccer instead!"

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

Stoking the Fire: Anti-Semitism and Intellectuals in Today's Turkey

Umut Özkırımlı | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Umut Özkırımlı

The Turkish government and its "organic intellectuals" have been stoking the fire of polarization and exclusion for quite some time now. Yet the fire of anti-semitism, and more generally racism, bears few resemblances to other fires.