“Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Poway, Crown Heights… the names of the places come tripping off of our tongues with an easy familiarity. They are places, of course, where Jews have been subjected to murderous attacks.”
Thus Deborah Lipstadt, author of Antisemitism: Here and Now, began her address to the 5,000 Jews gathered at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial in Chicago.
Today, Jews around the world are frightened and shell-shocked at the seemingly sudden reemergence of antisemitism (this article discusses why Lipstadt feels “antisemitism” is the correct spelling). It is a... Read More