Articles by Holly Huffnagle

Hanukkah 2021: Fighting Antisemitism –Here Are 8 Rays Of Hope
Antisemitism in the United States is rising. American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) newest annual report on antisemitism revealed that, in the last 12 months, 24% of American Jews were personally targeted by antisemitism and 41% of U.S. adults have witnessed an antisemitic incident. Yet we also must see the data from the 2021 report as a beacon. It illuminates the problem so we can work toward solutions. In the spirit of Hanukkah, dedication and hope are required to counter antisemitism.
California’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum Should Define Antisemitism
If California educational leaders are serious about combating antisemitism and hate, they should include the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism in the ESMC. Governor Gavin Newsom should endorse the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.
Ignorance About Antisemitism Creates Dangerous Breeding Ground for Hatred of Jews
Parallel surveys of American Jews and the general public form the basis of the first-ever AJC report on the state of antisemitism in America. The state, simply put, is poor. To the traditional sources of antisemitism — the far right, hard left, and extremists in the name of Islam — we can now add a fourth: ignorance. The lack of awareness and refusal to enable Jews to define hatred against them create a dangerous breeding ground for anti-Jewish hostility.
Europe Can’t Fight Jew-hatred Without A Working Definition Of Antisemitism
The IHRA Working Definition is an essential, effective tool in the fight against antisemitism.
It’s Time To Unfollow Farrakhan
Those who defend Farrakhan on the grounds that NOI helps underserved black communities across America and empowers African-Americans should know that one cannot empower one group by denigrating another.