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ANTI-SEMITISM

RELIGIOUS LITERACY
The sounding of the shofar is a call to awaken from complacency, and to simply look and see.
TOLERANCE
Religious intolerance can be sneaky. You may not even realize you’re being a bigot. Probably because someone said some line to you.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
I was born April 19, 1945, the same day that, British soldiers in Germany pushed 13,000 decaying bodies into trenches with a bulldozer at a place called Bergen-Belsen. Eleven days later, Adolph Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin, and a week after that the war in Europe was over.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
The Jews, then, were set apart in the ancient world, a factor that worked both for them—preserving a unique and imperishable identity—and against them, making them stand out as “different,” and hence a people to be watched closely and suspiciously.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Last October, eleven worshippers at the at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania were murdered during Shabbat morning services by a man whose only knowledge of his victims was that they were Jewish. And he hated Jews. [i] It was the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Jews number less than 14 million in the whole world—that’s 1/535th of the world’s population…
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
That night, six more homes with menorahs, along with a Methodist church donning the same, were vandalized. But more menorahs appeared.
TOLERANCE
I was moved by a recent articulate, thoughtful article about how to prepare your children for the evil that exists in the world. As a parent myself I’ve been blessed to experience the kind of unconditional love that one feels for one’s child.
TOLERANCE
Just as the only thing we need to fear is Fear itself, so the only thing truly worth hating is Hate. And since Hate equals Fear, anyway, the next time you feel your gorge rising with venom against something you’ve read or someone you’ve heard, try this handy little remedy:
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Libel means false accusation. For centuries, a particularly vicious libel has been leveled at Jews: that they sacrificed Christian children and used their blood for religious rituals. That is why it is called a “blood libel.”