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Antisemitism

BDS Ain't New: The Arab League Boycott Gets a Makeover

Adam Milstein | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has gained increasing traction at universities, academic associations, municipalities, churches, unions, pension funds, and investment portfolios in America and around the globe.

Perhaps Something Not So Rotten in the State of Denmark

András Simonyi | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
András Simonyi

In many ways, Denmark has been singled out as the devil, when it comes to the treatment of refugees. The recent decisions of the Folketinget (Parliament) have not exactly been helpful.

Why Jews Have No Future in Europe

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

As a Kabbalist, specializing in the intricacies of human nature, I know that as the situation in Europe worsens, and it will, the pressure on the Jews...

Prince Alwaleed's Hypocrisy

Jack Rosen | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Jack Rosen

Of all the criticism Donald Trump has taken in recent weeks for making provocative statements, the most interesting was uttered by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia.

Fighting Anti-Semitism, Fighting for France

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.10.2016 | World
Jonathan Greenblatt

Increasing Islamic extremism has contributed to the political gains of the far right, which also has a long history of anti-Semitism. The mutual reinforcement of these movements -- with the far right contributing to radicalization among French Muslims -- is not good for the Jews nor does it augur well for democratic values.

10 Things We Must Know about Anti-Semitism--If We Want It Stopped

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

I believe the time has come to clear up some misconceptions about anti-Semitism. 1) What is anti-Semitism, and what it isn't? Anti-Semitism is not ab...

Building Barriers to Surmount Walls

Melanie Goldberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Melanie Goldberg

There was a man mumbling to himself, pacing on the subway. The crowd was different at this hour, as I rushed from my 8:30 AM class, to my 10:30 AM clinic. I only had three stops on the 5 train, as it whooshed from the Union Square to the Brooklyn Bridge -- City Hall stops.

Shocked by anti-Muslim Hysteria? Churchill Wanted to 'Collar The Lot'

Barry Lando | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

We're outraged by Donald Trump's demanding I.D. cards to protect America from the super-hyped threat of Syrian refugees. We're ashamed by the memory of Roosevelt's interning more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. But Winston Churchill went even farther.

Be the Protector

Sheryl Olitzky | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Sheryl Olitzky

No one has the right to make any of us feel afraid because of the incitement of hate and acts of terror. The overwhelming majority of people only want to live in peace. We do not want our children and grandchildren to live in fear.

Jewish Teacher Stabbed In Marseille By Islamic State Supporters

Reuters | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.18.2015 | World

MARSEILLES, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A teacher at a Jewish school in the southern French city of Marseille was stabbed on Wednesday by three people profess...

The Holocaust: A Homework Assignment for Ben Carson

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.08.2015 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Dr. Carson, if you are open to discovering the truth about the Holocaust and can find an hour to play catch-up, here are some "Cliff's Notes" and links to help you learn the well documented truth about the horrors of Hitler's war against the Jews.

Famed Holocaust Denier Could Be Buried In Arlington National Cemetery

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

Arlington National Cemetery has received a formal request to bury Willis Carto, a prominent Holocaust denier and white supremacist leader, on its hal...

Polish Heritage Month Reveals Significant Underreported Stories From World War II

Greg Archer | Posted 10.20.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s, I was aware that my parents were Polish immigrants. My father, William Krzos, was an engineer at GTE -- I was intrigued by his vague remarks about being in a German labor camp.

The Secret to a Happy Year This Yom Kippur

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The past year has been a trying one for all Jews, wherever they live, primarily due to the rise of anti-Semitism. So in the spirit of the High Holy Days, let us examine our situation and find the opportunity in the challenge.

The University Of California May Violate The First Amendment To Outlaw Intolerance

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.17.2015 | College

The University of California system is considering a "statement of principles against intolerance" that legal experts believe is likely to violate th...

Jewish American Literature: A Story of Impossible Assimilation

Jesse Bogner | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

One culture that is often left out of curriculums on multiculturalism is Jewish culture. While most curriculums do something that recognizes the Holocaust, a particularly relevant culture to students, especially New Yorkers, is Jewish American life.

Texas Jewish Neighborhood Hit With Disgusting Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.15.2015 | Religion

Racist and anti-Semitic symbols including swastikas were painted on more than 30 cars, homes, buildings and signs in a predominately Jewish ...

Hate Crimes in Israel

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The recent hate crimes perpetrated by Israeli Jews against Jews and Arabs have opened a bleeding wound in the Israeli society. It is not the first time that Israelis carry out such crimes against Jews or Arabs.

Positive Impressions From the Tour

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

I landed back in Israel last Monday after having been abroad nearly two weeks for congresses with my students in South and North America, a (very successful) lecture in Queens, NY, and meetings with media personnel and opinion leaders.

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.