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Conchita Wurst Rises Like a Phoenix!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Atamian

Bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst's epic victory in this year's Eurovision competition sent a clear and powerful message to all the homophobes, and anti-LGBT factions in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

Anti-Defamation League Survey Shows the Complex Nature of Bias

Murali Balaji | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Anti-Semitism can be nuanced, subtle and often unintentional. Likewise, Hinduphobia doesn't have to be openly hateful in order to have an impact.

Almost Half The World Has Never Heard Or Denies The Holocaust, Survey

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The first-ever global study of anti-Semitic attitudes shows that more than a quarter of the world’s population harbors intense anti-Jewish sen...

New Data on Anti-Semitism Worldwide: Pernicious, Persistent & Pervasive

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.13.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

In polling anti-Semitic attitudes, this survey plays an important role in setting the stage for the broader discussion of anti-Semitism in varying societies, providing important context for offensive and violent expressions of anti-Semitism.

Hate Graffiti In Jerusalem Ramps Up Before Pope's Visit

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM, May 8 (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church in Jerusalem, preparing for a visit by Pope Francis later this month, has expressed alarm ove...

'Anti-Semitism' vs. Palestinian Solidarity

Cantor Michael Davis | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Cantor Michael Davis

Israel has withdrawn once again from peace talks with the Palestinians. Where, then, are we supposed to put our hopes for a peaceful and just resolution in Israel-Palestine? I have chosen to embrace the Palestinian call for boycott campaigns against Israel.

'Color-Blinded-Ness' Is Racism

Morgan Guyton | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

When meritocracy dies, racism will die too, and we will have a far more beautiful world.

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.

The Inconvenient Music -- Invisible and Unhearable

John Mauceri | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

We might also encourage every orchestra to look into its past and how it dealt with issues like anti-Semitism (and this includes our American orchestras) and what music was played during the war years and after.

Anti-Semitism Is On The Rise, Report Says

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 04.27.2014 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks against Jews worldwide dropped in 2013, but anti-Semitism is becoming more widespread in Europe amid a rise ...

Museum of Intolerance

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

As a museum that espouses the values of tolerance, should you, the Museum of Tolerance, be promoting such an Islamophobic film?

A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.

A Time of Vigilance in the Ukraine

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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?