Category: antisemitism

American Jewry, antisemitism, campus antisemitism

Illinois College Forced to Limit Antisemitic “Bias Response” Team Actions due to Legal Challenge

university of illinois urbana-champaign

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “bias response” team that was said to have intimidated pro-Israel students, has been reined in by the university after it was suggested a Supreme Court review was in the workings. Speech First, a nonprofit working against college policies that violate free speech, sued the university in 2019, for policies …

antisemitism, coronavirus, Israel

Passing of the Brisker Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik ZL

Rav Dovid Soloveitchik Zl

The media had a field day reporting on the funeral of Rav Dovid Soloveitchik on Sunday, reporting huge crowds. But the truth is, even if “tens of thousands” attended Rav Dovid’s funeral, this is a small number, compared to the estimated 300,000 who turned out for Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s funeral, in the days before …

antisemitism

Antisemitism Expected to Increase in 2021

SEPTEMBER 17 2014 Occupy Wall Street protester with sign: Google It!!! Jews control America

Antisemitism will sharply increase in 2021, according to a report issued Sunday   by the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The reason? COVID-19, of course. Everyone knows that when there’s a plague, it’s the fault of the Jews, so it’s likely many of us suspected this might happen, just as it happened during, for instance, the …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Online Sermon at a Temple by Warnock, Interrupted by Hackers

Raphael Warnock

A Friday night online service for an Atlanta temple was interrupted by multiple hackers with the aim of shutting it down. What were the hackers shutting down exactly? A sermon delivered by Senator-Elect Raphael Warnock, a known antisemite. The sermon was meant to honor Martin Luther King, whose church Warnock leads. The same temple was …

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Kanye West Campaign Gives $100K to Antisemitic Rapper

M1 Dead Prez

Kanye West’s 2020 presidential campaign may have flopped, but Lavonne Alford, a rapper more commonly known as M-1, made out big time. Alford, who is half of the duo known as Dear Prez, received $100,000 in late October, from West’s campaign. No one seems to know what services were rendered for this sum, though the …

antisemitism, World Politics

Quebec Green Lights Xmas Celebration But Nixes Chanukah Celebration

Chanuka with big red x superimposed

We all understand the need to place limits on gatherings with the oh-so-contagious COVID-19 in our midst. But how are we to understand permission granted for Christmas celebrations but not for Chanukah celebrations? That’s what happened in Quebec, Canada, and the only way to understand the ruling is from the perspective of antisemitism: Christmas yes, …

antisemitism, World Politics

President of Austrian Jewish Community Attacked with Baseball Bat

defaced synagogue, Graz, Austria

Elie Rosen, president of the small Jewish community of Graz, Austria was attacked by an unknown assailant with a baseball bat, on Saturday. It happened right as Rosen was stepping out of his car. Rosen hastened to return to his vehicle, whereupon his attacker beat the car with the bat and finally, fled. After the …

American Jewry, antisemitism, campus antisemitism

USC Student Government Veep Resigns Due to Antisemitism

USC student government veep Rose Ritch before her resignation

Rose Ritch, student vice president for University of Southern California’s USC’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG), resigned her position August 5, due to antisemitic bullying. Ritch explained her resignation in a letter she posted to Facebook, explaining that the pressure got to be too much, and that it was all about her being a Zionist and …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Tisha B’Av Zoom Service Hacked by Antisemites

Antisemitic Zoom Bombing Screenshot Dallas Tisha B'av 2020

Tisha B’Av is the time we mourn the destruction of our holy Temples. That didn’t stop antisemites from hacking into a Zoom service to share threatening messages such as “Kill all Jews” and “Bomb Israel.” Zoom-bombing has become a favorite pastime of antisemites, who prey on virtual Jewish events and services. This time, it was …