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Anti Semitism

A Time of Vigilance in the Ukraine

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

We are challenged these days by the ugly reminders of anti-Semitism on both sides of the Ukrainian conflict and, of course, so recently in our own backyard. We must both remain vigilant against those who would do us harm and anticipate not increasing danger but redemption and peace.

Jews as Racialized Other as Reflected in the Kansas Murders

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.18.2014 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Why did a self-described white supremacist target apparent white people at Jewish community centers? The answer is quite simple: Though Jewish people are members of every so-called "race," even Jews of European heritage have been and still continue to be "racially" othered by dominant, Christian-European-heritage communities.

Bringing in Elijah

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

We, like all Americans, hold a share of the guilt for what happened in Kansas City because we have failed to keep effective gun control legislation at the top of the national agenda -- if it ever really has been there at all.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 4/18/14

John Zipperer | Posted 04.18.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Edward Snowden now has a friend in high places. See who made or lost friends in the news by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

This Shocking Move Is Disgusting Obama

AP | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and ...

The Thing I Never Want to Hear Again on Good Friday

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I heard myself say the words and take part in this ritual and it made me physically sick. I couldn't believe that this was the liturgy that this kind, little church had been using for the past decades, maybe longer.

The September 11 Memorial Museum's Moral Responsibility

Todd Fine | Posted 04.17.2014 | New York
Todd Fine

It is crucial that the terminology the museum uses in this section not generalize and blame the world's Muslims as a whole. We do not provoke Christians by calling the Kansas shooter a product of "Christian terrorism" and implicitly blaming the religion, so why do we continue to tolerate the term "Islamic terrorism?"

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

Kansas City Shooting Suspect Hoped The Next Adolf Hitler Sat In A College Class

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.15.2014 | College

A Missouri State University professor said that he invited Frazier Glenn Miller, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, to speak to his class two years ago so ...

Handel's Messiah: See No Evil, Hear No Evil?

Michael Marissen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Michael Marissen

Rejoicing against Judaism is -- thank God -- neither the whole nor the primary story of Messiah; it is, however, I'm suggesting, a significant forgotten secondary aspect.

Morris Dees and the Kansas City Murders

Laurence Leamer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Dees needs his security, and we as Americans need groups like the SPLC that work with eternal vigilance to protect our liberties against racist thugs and white supremacist militants.

On Good Friday, If You Can't Say It in Front of the Rabbi, Don't Say It at All

Lillian Daniel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

On Good Friday, if you can't say it in front of the rabbi, don't say it at all. But don't assume you have to water it down either. Because if we can not respect each other's uniqueness and difference in public worship, how will we ever go deep enough to get to the really important questions that clergy desperately want to ask?

Auction House Cancels Plans To Sell Swastika-Covered Box Owned By Hitler

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house has dropped plans to sell a swastika-covered box that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and dozens of other Nazi-owne...

Kansas Murder Suspect Is Hate Leader Who Cut Deal With Feds

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, the alleged triple murderer who defiantly yelled "Heil Hitler" from the back of a rain spattered patrol car in Overland Park, KS on Sunday afternoon is a notorious, though exiled, hate group leader with a criminal record that dates back decades.

'Jew' Is Not a Verb

Jan Phillips | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Jan Phillips

I told my plumber how grateful I was for the discount he gave me on his labor. 'That's because you didn't try and jew me down,' he said. 'If you had, I wouldn't have given you such a good rate.' I let it pass like I hadn't felt a knife blade enter my heart.

Spanish Town To Vote On Horribly Anti-Semitic Name

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion

The town of Castrillo de Matajudíos in Castile and León, Spain, is considering changing its name, which contains the phrase "Jew killer" in Spanish,...

Hats off to Brandeis University!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.10.2014 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Brandeis' moral act on this issue invites those Muslims who invest heavily in the Jewish versions of Ayan Hirsi Ali to stop promoting these ex-Jews or anti-Semitism-vomiting Jews as the most favored Jews in certain Muslim communities.

Anti-Semitic Incidents In U.S. Declined By 19 Percent This Year

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Continuing a decade-long drop, anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. declined by 19 percent, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s most recen...

Gun Regulation, Profanity and Thuggery in Rhode Island

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bigotry never plays a constructive role in the political discussion, yet Miller's Judaism has drawn comments of a very bigoted and vile nature since the Bidondi incident.

Nazi Slogan Causes Anguish at Vanderbilt University

Katerina Rosen | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Katerina Rosen

Holocaust education should not be a choice. Every university student and perhaps every conscientious citizen should understand the kind of edifice that allowed for death camps that killed millions if we want to prevent future Holocausts and "never forget."

Violent Attackers Mark Jewish Teacher With Swastika

Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

A Jewish teacher in Paris was subjected to a violent attack on Thursday night, according to a report by the Bureau for National Vigilance Against Anti...

Anti-Semitism Lingers In Hungary 70 Years After Holocaust

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

BUDAPEST, Hungary (RNS) Seventy years ago today, shortly after the German army invaded Hungary, thousands of Jews were prodded by bayonets and swords ...

The Holocaust and the Inner Ghetto: The Psychology of Jewish Suffering

David Bedrick | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
David Bedrick

The trauma caused by the Holocaust still resonates in the Jewish psyche, causing symptoms physically, emotionally, as well as in their relationships and families.

The Incredibly True Adventures of a Lesbian Bartender: That Time I Met a Homophobic Anti-Semite

Jodi Savitz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

On this night I just can't help but offer my two cents to the asshole whose blatantly anti-Semitic, homophobic slurs begin to radiate throughout the space where I so calmly and coolly am drinking a semi-local brew on my night off.