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Antisemitism

Monday Night in Queens -- a Step in the Right Direction

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Last night, I gave a lecture at the Rego Park Jewish Center in Queens, New York. The topic was "What makes people single out Jews, and what can counter anti-Semitism's sharp rise." Admittedly, I was not very hopeful.

The Bell Tolls for Us

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The bells are tolling very loudly nowadays--all over Europe, in America, and the world over. Just over a week ago, two stories were published a day apart.

Rise and Shine

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

For more than ten years now I have been saying that anti-Semitism is a real problem and that we have to start acting. For almost that long I have been asked, "So why aren't you coming out and warning everyone?"

Is the Golden Age Over for American Jews?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

100 years ago my great grandfather took a ship from Poland to New York. He eventually made his way to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He soon sent for his two brothers and sister, who made their way there as well.

Father's Return to German Hometown Leads to Youth Prize

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

This week we will celebrate Dad's 81st birthday. His continued survival is a source of joy for those of us in the family and all whose lives he has touched as well as a reminder of the ultimate failure of Hitler's genocidal regime.

Commemorating Professor Wistrich: A Jewish Scholar Concerned With the Bigger Picture

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

In October 2014, I had the privilege of meeting with Hebrew University Professor Robert S. Wistrich, head of the Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism, for a televised discussion on the roots of anti-Semitism.

Highlights from the 2015 Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The ARI Institute was happy to participate in this distinctly multinational forum with 1,200 participants from all over the world. Though dealing with an issue concerning the Jews, there were priests, Imams from Europe, and people of all colors and nationalities.

Anti-semitism at My Alma Mater

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Three weeks ago I received a strange email. "Did I know," my friend wondered, "about the antisemitism brewing on the Stanford University campus?"

Pushing Back Against Anti-Semitism Globally: Reflections on Ira Forman's Recent Visit to Sweden

Mark Brzezinski | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Mark Brzezinski

In late March, I had the privilege of welcoming Ira Forman to Sweden. Ira is Secretary of State John Kerry's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. In this capacity, he travels around the world to shed light on prejudice, hatred and violence against Jews.

A Letter to Michael Douglas Following His Son's Anti-Semitic Experience

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The only way to heal anti-Semitism is to uproot it from human society altogether. And surprisingly, the victims also hold the cure. All of us, every man, woman, and child is born with a desire for a peaceful, safe, and happy life.

Applying the Lessons of Self-Defense to Anti-Semitism

Elliott Hamilton | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Elliott Hamilton

Whether we'd like to admit it or not, anti-Semitism on campus is not going to go away that easily. College administrations have done nothing to stop the anti-Semitism of Students for Justice in Palestine or other hateful organizations.

Meet the Purim Cast to Understand What's Happening in Our World Today (Best Screenplay Award Goes to God)

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Purim is a great drama. It is also a symbol of what our world can be when we abolish the disunity between us. As then, so now, it has to start from the Jews. "Love your neighbor as yourself" was given to us first.

Anti-Semitism Is On The Rise In German Schools

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

MUNICH -- Scrawling swastikas on synagogues, Jew-baiting during demonstrations, desecration of Jewish cemeteries: Once again, 75 years after the Holoc...

The Meaning of Purim in the Winter of 2015

Rabbi Steven C. Wernick | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steven C. Wernick

It is against the backdrop of this very troubled time that the holiday of Purim approaches... and with it, the important message: Do not lose hope for you have been here before.

What Harry Potter Taught Me About Antisemitism

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Just like some ultra-right wing Orthodox settlers in Israel can impede progress there, so hateful clerics can shape the culture of Arab communities in Europe. The problem is not lack of jobs or social mobility. It is the hijacking of a religion, and we cannot stop it unless we name it.

Inspiring Images of Over 1,000 Muslims Forming 'Ring of Peace' Around Oslo Synagogue

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion
Ian Reifowitz

They both offered a human shield -- in the best sense of the term -- protecting one of the most visibly Jewish locations in their city and condemned the murder last week of Dan Uzan, a Danish Jew, at a Copenhagen synagogue. These Oslo Muslims brought a message of peace and tolerance, one that rejects hate. They chanted, "No to anti-Semitism! No to Islamophobia!"

Jews Are Not at War With Islam. But Jihadi Terrorists Have Declared War on Jews Worldwide

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.18.2015 | Religion
Ian Reifowitz

We have to ask ourselves what it means that Jews worldwide have become targets in this way. We also have to ask ourselves what we are going to do about it as a society. As for me, I'm furious. I'm also scared for myself and my family. Lest we forget, the goal of terrorists is to strike terror in its target audience.

Auschwitz: A Cry of Despair and a Warning

Alain Vincenot | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Alain Vincenot

Today, the "cry of despair" has passed into the forgotten, and the "warning" is no longer heard. In Europe, and in France especially, anti-Semitic acts and phrases propagate like a virus.

Jew Inside

Gerald Sindell | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

Here's a simple idea to protect the Jews of France: every school shows a sign that proclaims: Jews Inside! Every retail store puts up a bronze plaque that proclaims the same. And so on for salons, high speed trains, even police cars. The masthead of every newspaper proclaims, "Produced by Jews."

Searching for Charlie in Washington D.C.

András Simonyi | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
András Simonyi

The threats against our modern, multicultural and diverse societies, whether in America, Europe or Australia, are almost identical. When freedom of speech is under threat, then all that we stand for, all the underpinnings of our way of life, our future is under threat.

Antisemitism 2015: A Global Challenge

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Catherine Chatterley

Antisemitism presents a serious challenge for the global community today. The last decade has seen a shocking growth in antisemitic rhetoric and agitation, and routine acts of violence against Jews have returned to European cities 70 years after the Holocaust.

What Is the Future for France's Jews?

Eric Keslassy | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Eric Keslassy

Battered by hatred, French Jews are getting scared. Promises to emigrate abroad (including, but not only, to Israel) have increased significantly. Is leaving the only solution for the Jews of France?

What Poland's Jewish History Museum Can Teach Us

José M. Faraldo | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
José M. Faraldo

Whereas the North American Holocaust museum deals with the immense crimes perpetrated by the Nazis, the Warsaw museum is focused most of all on of Jewish life.

Colleges Are Intolerant About Comedy That Promotes Tolerance

Scott Blakeman | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
Scott Blakeman

If a simple message of tolerance, understanding and peace is deemed too controversial by many universities in this country, what message does that send to students? Colleges used to be the place where trailblazing comedians like George Carlin and Mort Sahl found receptive audiences for their biting and bold comedy.

Conference in Berlin Focuses on Rising Anti-Semitism

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

I was a member of a "rainbow" delegation of U.S.-advocacy organizations that came to the conference to emphasize, by our example and our words, that the battle against European anti-Semitism is everyone's fight, not simply a Jewish one. It is also a battle that we, as Americans, cannot ignore.