Category: antisemitism

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 …

antisemitism, social media

Twitter Boycott Over Refusal to Respond to Antisemitism

48 hour Twitter boycott symbol

By the time you read this, it will have been just a memory and it remains to be seen what effect the 48-hour boycott of Twitter will have on the social media giant’s refusal to take appropriate action against antisemitic accounts and tweets. The boycott, slated for Monday and Tuesday, is a reaction to horrific …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Holocaust Memorial Fountain Toppled in Possible Hate Crime

Santa Rosa Holocaust Memorial Fountain

A Holocaust memorial fountain was vandalized last week in Santa Rosa, California. The fountain was found toppled in pieces in the ground. Built in 2016, the memorial was built by Daniel Judd to honor his parents, Emil and Lillian Judd. The two were Holocaust survivors. During the recent BLM protests, many Jewish stores and synagogues …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israeli Politics

American Jew Violates Israeli Quarantine Agreement

El Al airplane in flight

American and Israeli Jews share a common heritage and faith, but don’t always agree on the nitty-gritty details of what that means. Maybe that’s why American Jewish tourist to Israel, Brandon Korff, ended up breaking his agreement with Israeli officials. Israel hasn’t allowed foreigners into the country, as part of coronavirus control, since March. But …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Why Are Jews Silent in the Face of the Destruction of Their Neighborhoods?

LA synagogue defaced during BLM protests

Rabbi Aryeh Spero says that too many American Jews are silent in the face of the destruction of shops, synagogues and Jewish institutions in Los Angeles. They are apparently afraid to appear not “woke.” Even though it has been well documented that Black Lives Matter is an inherently antisemitic organization and that the looting and …