Examining Contemporary Antisemitism – Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 9:30 - 11:00 am in the Community Room
Kanye West’s tweets. Politicians referencing the Great Replacement Theory. Claims of Secret Zionist Cabals. The normalization of Nazi symbols at far-right and patriot rallies. We are living through a moment in which Antisemitism is on the rise. But where did it come from? How can we understand the world’s “oldest form of hatred” as Jews today – especially in light of our relative freedom and equality within American and global society? How can we address and combat it as Jews and in broader coalition? During this three-week series, we will examine the historical origins, definitions and tropes of classical Antisemitism, consider the roles both of anti-Israel and vehemently pro-Israel discourse on this phenomenon, and trace patterns of anti-Jewish rhetoric as they have morphed and changed throughout the centuries. Please use this registration link: http://tiny.cc/AntisemitismCourse to rsvp for this class by Jan. 24th.