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Anti Semitism

Kansas Murder Suspect Is Hate Leader Who Cut Deal With Feds

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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.

Russia Plays the Anti-Semitism Card

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

This is a critical moment for the international community. Allowing false claims about the mistreatment of different groups to justify military action against all the rules of international law can set a precedent for other volatile areas around the globe.

Albert Einstein: A Radical Voice Sorely Missed; He'd Be 135 Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Albert Einstein was a reluctant celebrity, but he recognized that he could use his fame to promote causes to make the world more humane and democratic. Today -- when both science and democracy are under attack by right-wing forces -- Einstein's voice as both a scientist and citizen are sorely missed.

When Jews and Muslims Got Along

Mark R. Cohen | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Mark R. Cohen

The hostile relations between Israel and the Muslim world make one wonder if Jewish-Muslim relations were ever amicable.

J'Accuse - My Tale of Two Countries

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

In France, anti-Semitism is often attributed to tension between the Muslim and Jewish communities as well as to critical attitudes toward Israel on the French Left. But, France is a paradox.

Putin, Ukraine and Anti-Semitism: It's Real

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Anyone who dismisses the resurgence of Nazism in the former Soviet Union is, well, doing a disservice to the truth, historical memory and the Jewish community. The history and severity of anti-Semitism in Ukraine is of such enormity as to touch millions across the world.

Putin, Ukraine, and the West: What Were We Thinking?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

A Ukraine aligned with the economic and political forces of Europe is a good thing in the long run, for Ukrainians particularly. But it's a real poke in the eye to Russia. What did we think would happen -- Putin would stand aside?

In Ukraine, New Government Must Reassure Jewish Community

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Guiding Ukraine's nationalists to adopt the path of Metropolitan Sheptytsky will be a major test of Ukraine's democratic development and an important step forward for the country. If achieved, the future of Ukraine's Jewish community may be bright, not bleak.

ReThink Review: Son of God -- What Would Jesus Watch?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With The Passion of the Christ being the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, are audiences interested in a less bloody take on Jesus' life? And does Son of God attempt to tell us anything about Jesus' life that Christians and non-Christians don't already know?

Son of God Is the Anti-Gibson

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was a passion of hate. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new film, Son of God, slated to arrive in theaters nationwide on February 28, is the true anti-Gibson. From start to finish, theirs is a much more sensitive effort.

Ukraine's Jews Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place... Again

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It goes without saying that Jewish institutions are bolstering security and it has been reported that some public events have been canceled. One can only wonder what kind of Purim and Passover await our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Ukraine.

In the Ukraine Crisis, Don't Forget the Welfare of the Jewish and Muslim Minorities

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

The horrifying explosion of violence around Ukraine this week has apparently left as many 100 people dead and many more wounded. Amidst the specter of chaotic civil war, there is plenty or reason for concern for Ukraine's approximately 70,000 Jews and 500,000 Muslims, the majority of whom are Crimean Tatars.

Jesus Was a Marxist, Not a Theologian

George Elerick | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
George Elerick

Sin, from the Hebrew is chait, one of the functions of this kind of sin was that it was defined individually and singularly, meaning that it wasn't something chronically wrong, but something someone bought into -- an ideology.

Train Announcement Urges Jews To Disembark At Auschwitz

Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion

Passengers aboard a train in Belgium were subjected to a chilling announcement that evoked the horrors of the Holocaust, reports the Jewish Telegraphi...

Global Anti-Semitism and the Erosion of Shame

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Anti-Semitism has characteristics like other forms of bigotry in terms of stereotyping, alienation from the other, and discrimination. But what makes it different, and which goes a long way to explain anomalous things about anti-Semitism is the core of the anti-Semitic idea.