The Painful Circle of Anti-Semitism

The Painful Circle of Anti-Semitism

To many Jewish Americans, the term “anti-Semitism” is synonymous with the hard-right of American politics. This includes, but not limited to, the likes of neo-Nazis, alt-right, KluKlux Klan/David Duke and others. Since WWII, the American Jewish experience has been defined by three core philosophical movements: (i) fighting against Anti-Semitism, (ii) Zionism, and (iii) classical Liberalism, including the equal rights movement. Interestingly, in most measurable ways, Jews have been extremely successful in all three of these areas. However, in the year 2019 or 5779 (depending on which calendar you use), 70 years after the Holocaust, Jews in America are as vulnerable to anti-Semitism as well political and religious violence as they have ever been....

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