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Anti Semitism

Honoring an anti-Semite?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

At a time of increasing anti-Semitism in many parts of the world, it is deeply disturbing that the city of Clifton, N.J., -- in the shadows of New York City -- is considering naming a park after a virulent anti-Semite and racist named Chester Grabowski, who died in April.

Emory Apologizes For Anti-Semitism

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 12.11.2012 | College

ATLANTA — Emory University is apologizing for years of anti-Semitism at its dental school, when dozens of Jewish students were flunked out or fo...

Emory Dental Students Flunked For Being Jewish Get Official Apology 60 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion

This week Emory University president James W. Wagner officially apologized to Jewish students who were wrongfully failed or otherwise harassed under t...

Un Pain au Chocolat -- A Country Divided

Barry Lando | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Barry Lando

More serious, than the threat of radical Islam is the fact that France is menaced by mounting racial tensions stoked by extremists on both sides.

Feds Investigate Anti-Semitism Allegations At Cal

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Federal officials are investigating anti-Semitism allegations at the University of California, Berkeley. The Los Angeles Times (l...

Overlapping Stereotypes Of LGBT People And Jews As Developmentally Immature

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout history, dominant groups have depicted or represented minority groups in a variety of negative ways in order to maintain control or mastery. I have found many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBT people and Jewish people.

To Bigotry No Sanction

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

In his famous letter to the first Jewish synagogue in America, George Washington wrote that the United States government grants "to bigotry no sanction." But because our government does grant to all its citizens freedom of speech, it protects the rights of Pamela Geller.

Hate Speech, Islam and Israel

David Moshman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
David Moshman

Free speech is indeed a universal value, but the urge to restrict objectionable speech is equally universal. We can have as much freedom for ourselves as we're willing to have for each other.

Jewish Groups Say Conspiracy Theory Over Anti-Islam Film Won't Die

Religion News Service | LAUREN MARKOE | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Respected news outlets unwittingly sent a lie around the world on Sept.12: a Jew backed by 100 Jewish donors made a film insulting Islam's Proph...

Twice Blessed: Being Gay and Jewish

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

At least as a Jew I could have turned to my family, friends or school if I had experienced an anti-Semitic attack. But as a little gay boy, I had nowhere to turn. I was bullied, spit at, punched, called names, humiliated and threatened.

Sex, Sex, Sex: A Look at Arthur Schnitzler's Vienna

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.28.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

From the age of 17 up until two days before his death, Schnitzler kept a diary -- some 8,000 pages, now collected in 10 volumes -- that is notable for the casualness with which he describes his sexual encounters, as well as for his obsessiveness.

On Yom Kippur: A Place For Remembrances Of Things And People I Never Knew

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

We can only get richer, in human terms, if we integrate many more sides of history than we presently are wont to do.

The Arab Protests and Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

We thought that once the story got out that the filmmaker of was a Coptic Christian, and not Jewish, the conspiracy theory would die down, and the anti-Semitism with it. But instead it has gone viral at warp speed.

James Fallows "Slithers" Into My Recent Reference to Gertrude Stein

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

James Fallows wrote of Romney, "there is so little there, there." Isn't it funny that a few days earlier, in a column comparing Romney to Hemingway's Jake Barnes, I wrote of the Republican nominee that "there is no there there"?

Neighboring College's Student Allegedly Paints Hateful Image On Amherst College

Posted 09.17.2012 | College

A University of Massachusetts student was arrested this weekend after police say he broke into neighboring Amherst College where he allegedly stole tw...

Hate Crimes vs America

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Rev. Otis Moss III

Hate crimes are antithetical to equality and justice and silence is the environment where the virus of hate thrives. By speaking up we can inoculate our country from the spread of this deadly spiritual disease.

Apologize, Joe Walsh, for Your Tirade Against J-Street

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

Dear Rep. Walsh: I write to protest your antisemitic statements, which have no place in public discourse. I demand that you apologize and take them back.

Israel's Iran Dilemma: A Plea for Understanding

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

What does it mean to be faced by an existential threat? It means you, your family, your community, your city, your country and your nation could ceas...

Police Say Vicious Attack On Student Not Likely Hate Crime

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 11.10.2012 | College

DETROIT — A Michigan State University student said he was attacked at an off-campus party by two men who asked if he was Jewish, and when he sai...

Police Say Vicious Attack On Student Not Likely Hate Crime

AP | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 11.10.2012 | College

DETROIT -- A Michigan State University student said he was attacked at an off-campus party by two men who asked if he was Jewish, and when he said he ...

California State Assembly Seeks to Stifle Debate on Israel

Stephen Zunes | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Stephen Zunes

The California State Assembly has just passed a bipartisan resolution by voice vote which constitutes a serious attack on academic freedom and the rights of students and faculty to raise awareness about human rights abuses by U.S.-backed governments.

Student Viciously Assaulted, But Was It An Anti-Semitic Attack?

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

The vicious assault on Michigan State University student Zachary Tennen has been plastered across the Internet. By the victim's account he was attacked because he was Jewish. The East Lansing Police disagree.

'Anti-Semitism Is Still A Very Real Issue On California College Campuses'

AP | Posted 10.29.2012 | San Francisco

By Hannah Dreier, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- An Assembly resolution urging California colleges and universities to squelch nascent anti...

Lawmakers Urge California Colleges To Crack Down On Anti-Semitism

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 10.29.2012 | College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An Assembly resolution urging California colleges and universities to squelch nascent anti-Semitism also encouraged educato...

LA Hotel Owner: 'Get The [Expletive] Jews Out Of My Pool!'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.17.2012 | Los Angeles

A jury determined Wednesday that the owner of the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica discriminated against Jews during a charity event in July 2010. The...