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Still from Viral Antisemitism in Four Mutations

Hatred of Jews and Judaism is the world’s oldest social pathology, and Andrew Goldberg’s PBS-TV documentary Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations (airing in the U.S. on May 26,) presents important new insights into this omnipresent odium.

Rabbi A. James Rudin
Still image from the film Resistance showing Jesse Eisenberg as Marcel Marceau engaging with a group of children

We spoke with director Jonathan Jakubowicz, a Venezuelan Jew of Polish descent, to learn more about the film Resistance and his vision of hope for the Jewish people.

Chris Harrison
Arbeit Macht Frei sign at the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp

January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Learn what author and historian Dr. Rafael Medoff thinks about FDR’s failure to rescue Jews from World War II Europe.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Group of people holding candles in a darkened room as if at a service

My prayer is that affirmation of their Jewish identity will be rooted not in Jew as object (what is done to Jews) but in Jew as subject (what Jews do).

Deborah Lipstadt
Man facing away from the camera wearing a kippah and prayer shawl

Today, Jews around the world are frightened and shell-shocked at the seemingly sudden reemergence of antisemitism. It is a hatred that is age-old. We see a rise of antisemitism on the right and on the left, and it leaves us bewildered.

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Dictionary open to anti-Semitism, with that word highlighted in neon yellow and a Jewish star stamp resting on the page

wife and I are in Germany, so I wasn’t surprised that a few people sent me “The New German Anti-Semitism,” a story in a recent edition of the New York Times Magazine.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Construction paper rendering of a broken heart held together with a bandage

The Passover story reminds us that in every generation an enemy rises up to destroy us. These enemies do not define us nor will they defeat us. Am Yisrael Chai.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

Recently, as I’ve done for 32 years, I stopped to think about Marilyn Klinghoffer. Although she was briefly a household name, I remember her because she changed my life.

Barbara Solomon Josselsohn
Black and white archival image of a Nazi march down East 86th Street in NYC on October 30th 1939

The Oscar-nominated short film A Night at the Garden is a documentary short about a massive pro-Nazi rally that happened in Madison Square Garden 80 years ago this week.

B. Lana Guggenheim

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