New definitions in the OED show that even something as mundane as a dictionary can help elevate and circulate bigoted language.
Too many articles about antisemitism, including this one from National Review, explain away recent attacks with ‘context’ the writers would never offer in discussing any other racial, religious, or ethnic minority group.
With each new antisemitic attack, the left and right bicker about whose side is to blame for the escalation. Meanwhile, American Jews bear the brunt of our inability to unite against antisemitism.
It just shouldn’t be this hard for our leaders to recognize and condemn antisemitism. Without widespread pushback, antisemitism will become normalized. That opens the door to more dangers.
The level of security at synagogues and Jewish schools has only increased since 9/11. This situation isn’t normal, yet it’s American Jews’ new normal.
Edith Stein’s story appears ripe for appropriation as a cudgel with which to beat traditional ideas regarding God, politics, and sex. But she chose an approach other than resentment and anger.
Religious communities are being persecuted globally, from shootings to sexual abuse. People from more than 100 countries convened to fight these atrocities.
Since Congress just introduced the first-ever resolution to boycott Israel, the DOJ’s combating anti-Semitism event couldn’t have come at a better time.
Several speakers reminded the overwhelmingly Christian audience (with a smattering of observant Jews) that anti-Semitism is a cancer, and it’s everybody’s problem.
A shift in tone at the 2019 AJC Global Forum seems to be a sign of these trying political times and the recent spike in anti-Semitism.
In another year, finding 21 Democrats willing to support pro-Israel legislation should have been a cakewalk. However, 2019 is not any old year.
Judeo-Christian principles helped to form our culture, and Christianity is deeply pro-life. Until now, restraining evil as Christianity defines it bound Americans together with a common creed.
In a recent interview with Yahoo News, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) revealed both an astonishing ignorance about American foreign policy and renewed questions about her anti-Semitism.
For conservative-leaning Jews nationwide, it is painful to watch the transformation of liberal Judaism into simply a leftist advocacy group.
In this time of genuine coming together to mourn and stand in solidarity against hate, more hatred and division are simply unwelcome.
Fighting hate is a much larger challenge than simply banning random Nazis from the internet or blaming President Trump for ‘dog whistles.’
It is ostensibly a ban on gay and transgender ‘conversion therapy,’ but the bill’s vague and sweeping text could affect essentially every institution of every religion that affirms sexual complementarity.
Humans often seem to require dramatic crises to clarify our problems and direct our attention to what is truly paramount. One of the most striking examples is the story of the Jewish people.
‘Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons,’ a current Frick exhibit, brings together for the first time in this country 13 monumental paintings of the biblical patriarch Jacob and his 12 sons.
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