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Anti Semitism

Man At Jewish Wedding: 'I Don't Think I Blame Hitler'

Posted 10.11.2013 | Crime

As Claudia and Stan Gocman watched the unedited footage of their wedding, their stomachs began to turn. There they were, all dolled up and happy on th...

An Inclusive Germany

John Feffer | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
John Feffer

Demonstrators in East Germany initially focused on das Volk (the people) but switched after the fall of the Wall to ein Volk (one people), putting the emphasis on the national rather than the civic.

Elmo-Dressed Man Admits Girl Scouts Scam After Anti-Semitic Tirade

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A homeless man who went on an anti-Semitic tirade in New York City's Times Square while dressed as Elmo is facing prison time for a plot t...

The Face of Hate Hidden in an Italian Tablecloth

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion
Sherman Yellen

I've spent a lifetime answering the question "What's your religion?" with the simple declaration, "I'm a Jew." I'd always resented the question as an effort to categorize, limit, and define me.

Yom Kippur and Blaming Others

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

Jews, who know only too well what it feels like to be wrongfully scapegoated, must stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters when they are subjected to the same kind of defamation and character assassination.

Confronting History in the GDR

John Feffer | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
John Feffer

Although historians might naturally disagree, Germany would appear to be cursed with too much history.

The Devil That Never Dies

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Thane Rosenbaum

Goldhagen's latest, The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism, doubtlessly will shatter the way people think about anti-Semitism -- both in its past incarnations and present day existence.

An Open Letter to Roger Waters

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Abraham H. Foxman

If you wanted to sincerely address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you could express your support for a two-state solution, and encourage your fellow musicians to embrace the notion of Israel living in peace and security with a Palestinian state.

A New Jackson-Vanik

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

This disturbing similar oppression of the LGBT community in Russia and that of Soviet Jewry should instruct us in how to respond.

The Spread of Tolerance

John Feffer | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
John Feffer

If it bleeds, it leads. That's the slogan in the newspaper business. War, crime, disaster: these are big sellers. But the spread of tolerance is, for the most part, not newsworthy.

Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 09.29.2013 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

The ADL's report shared the nature of incidents from campuses from California to Florida. Beyond finding this information discomfiting on a merely existential level, I am discouraged by the prospect that some of my peers seem to identify Judaism and Israeli politics as inextricably linked to one another.

Rabbi Shot In Unprecedented Attack

AP | ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — A rabbi was shot and gravely wounded Thursday by an unidentified gunman in Russia's predominantly Muslim province of Dages...

The 10 Most Anti-Semitic Reactions To The Ryan Braun Suspension On Twitter

Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

Ryan Braun, outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, is out for the rest of the 2013 season for use of performance-enhancing drugs. The Huffington Post ...

Jews and Trayvon Martin

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.19.2013 | Religion
Lev Raphael

While Jews in America have white skin privilege, I grew up with something very similar to what DuBois describes: a constant sense of looking over my shoulder at "them" because anything I might say or do would be filed away as more evidence in support of anti-Semitism.

Why the U.S. Slammed an Arab TV Series, and Why the World Should Take Heed

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

For decades, the type of anti-Semitism and extreme anti-Israel sentiment found in the show "Khaiber" has been rampant throughout the Arab media. Such blatant and ubiquitous contempt for the Jewish people has helped fuel a culture of hatred within Muslim and Arab societies.

Confronting Bigotry In All Its Forms: When Is the Word "Jew" An Offensive Stereotype?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Stereotypes are harmful not only because they demean an entire group, but also because they can lead people to translate their mental prejudices into hateful behavior and various forms of institutional discrimination.

Now Thailand Must Act Against 'Nazi Chic'

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

We are outraged by those who created this travesty, by the young person posing in front of the mural using the Nazi salute and appalled by the apparent total silence of the University's elite.

Racism and Anti-Semitism Still Flourish Insidiously

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

At the time of the Trayvon Martin killing, I wrote about the "insidious" racism that still exists in this country in the wake of Barack Obama's election as president.

Turkish Jews Worried Over Deputy PM's Protest Comments

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

* Minister's office says comments taken out of context * Government has blamed "foreign circles" for unrest * Internatio...

On Jews and Justice

Kirk Douglas | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Kirk Douglas

I've lived a long time. Almost 97 years. I've seen a lot of fear-mongering, bigotry and discrimination. But now I'm also seeing a modern generation of children who view the world very differently than their parents and grandparents.

Defense of Marriage Act Defeated, Thank God

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

The rights that permit the free expression of religion are the rights that likewise permit one to freely choose one's life partner. Rights and freedoms should not be held captive to the will of the religious majority.

Paula Deen's Damage Control

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Paula Deen's Today Show damage control appearance was, in my opinion, not successful. As the interview wore on, her strategy was to assert her goodne...

Getting to the Bottom of Bigotry

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

What exactly is it about a human being's sexual orientation that triggers such hate? What's it to them -- the haters of gay, lesbian and bisexual people -- whom other people are sexually attracted to and love? Why are transgender people so hated, so marginalized?

Anti-Nazis Come to Washington: The American Response to Resurgent Nazism

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

There are growing Nazi movements in over 30 countries. Real Nazi movements. There is an understandable temptation to hope that all this will simply dissolve as the international economy recovers, and as individual nations respond in their own ways. That's a mistake.

Old Fashioned Anti-Semitism in an LA Suburb

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

Each Sunday the Pasadena Sun, the Glendale News-Press, and the Burbank Leader (all local inserts in the Los Angeles Times) invite a group of local cle...