Antisemitism

Vandalized tombs in the Jewish cemetery of Westhoffen, west of the city of Strasbourg, eastern France, on December 4, 2019.JEAN-FRANCOIS BADIAS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Canceling ‘anti-Semitism’

It isn’t often that a hyphen, or the absence of one, draws attention. But when The Associated Press announced recently that it was changing the spelling of “anti-Semite” and “anti-Semitism” in its highly influential style guide to “antisemite” and “antisemitism,” it made news —…

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FRED VIELCANET/GAMMA-RAPHO VIA GETTY IMAGES March for Sarah Halimi in Paris

Sarah Halimi’s Law

Everything about this case is heartbreaking. The fate of a retired kindergarten teacher, beaten and then thrown from a window. The evasiveness about whether a murder committed to cries of “I’ve killed the devil!” was or was not an anti-Semitic…

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The student center at Temple University. Photo: Jeannine Keefer.

Antisemitism at Temple University

On Tuesday, the Stockton University Holocaust and Genocide Studies program, Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, and Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia hosted a webinar on the weaponization of antisemitism. The event quickly transformed into a forum for…

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