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The author standing in front of a synagogue in Poland

Living in Poland showed me the need for a home for every human, and the particular need for a Jewish home for our people. 

Sam Rubin
Matthew Stevenson, Derek Black and several others around the Shabbat dinner table

Learn why an Orthodox Jewish student invited a fellow student, a known white nationalist, to Shabbat dinner in his dorm room…and what happened from there.

Krista Tippett
Mans head facing away from the camera wearing a white kippah embroidered with a white Star of David

While being beaten with a belt, Armoush managed to capture on video one of the attackers, a 19-year-old Palestinian from Syria identified by the police as Knaan S.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Dictionary opened to page with definition of anti-Semitism highlighted

Learn how one writer grapples with this question: Do Jews lack an independent existence, defined only by others, or do they exist by choice, even if as a minority?

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Closeup of a map of Europe with a red pushpin on the country of Poland

Silencing speech about inconvenient truths about Polish anti-Semitism smacks of Holocaust denial.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Dictionary page with highlighted entry for anti-Semite

Although anti-Semitic attitudes have remained consistent, anti-Semitic incidents have been on the rise since 2015. Learn more from the head of the ADL.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Gold star of David necklace in palm of hand

I tried to hide my religion during my entire childhood. When I look back, I wonder who I was kidding.

Sheri Denkensohn-Trott
A circle of people with linked arms on the bima of a synagogue

After a spree of white supremacist violence in Sacramento in 1999, collaboration, solidarity, and hope followed. I’ve carried this lesson with me for 18 years.

Sofi Hersher
Babys arm on hospital blankets wearing a blue hospital ID bracelet around its wrist

Our family rejected one name’s legacy of slavery for another’s possible intimation of anti-Semitism. It was a small, quiet act of brit olam, our vision for a world filled with justice and compassion.

Joan Hocky
Outside view of Congregation Beth Israel building in Charlottesville, VA

When I learned there had been 400 men chanting “Jews will not replace us” on the University of Virginia grounds, my first thought was for Congregation Beth Israel.

Dahlia Lithwick

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