January 11, 2023
American Jews experienced a startingly rise of antisemitic attacks and hate speech. Whether it’s widely spread rhetoric, acts of violence and vandalism, the dissemination of conspiracy theories, anti-Zionism, or online harassment, they all stoke the flame of the world’s oldest hatred.
One way to combat antisemitism is to shine a light on the allies, experts, and thought leaders who are educating and informing the public on the dangers of Jew hatred.
Here are 7 episodes of AJC’s People of the Pod from the past year that will help you understand, respond to, and prevent antisemitism.
Pop culture and media:
From “Chopped” to the White House: TikTok Chef Eitan Bernath on Being a Loud and Proud Jew
Jewish chef and content creator Eitan Bernath explains why he wears a Star of David necklace in public and how he uses his platform of seven million followers to fight anti-Israel bias and antisemitism.
Unpacking the Origins of Kanye’s Antisemitism
AJC’s U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism Holly Huffnagle breaks down the sources of the antisemitic hate that rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West – now known as Ye – spread on Fox News and social media.
Campus and academia:
Campus Antisemitism – What’s Happening at UC Berkeley?
UC Berkeley Law School is in the spotlight after the decision by a handful of student groups to adopt bylaws that would ban Zionist speakers on campus. AJC unpacks this blatant antisemitism with faculty and student leaders who describe their firsthand experience of dealing with Jew-hatred on campus.
BDS on Campus: What Should Jewish Students Expect?
Natalie Kahn, a Jewish student at Harvard University and editor at The Harvard Crimson, and Jeffrey Greenberg, AJC’s Assistant Director of Campus Affairs, discuss what Jewish and pro-Israel students can expect on campus.
What Lessons Can We Learn From the Past to Fight Antisemitism Today?
Join Charlotte Bonelli, Director of AJC's Archives and Records Center, and Debra Schmidt Bach, Curator of Decorative Arts and Special Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society, for a behind-the-scenes look at “Confronting Hate: 1937-1952,” AJC’s innovative multimedia campaign to counter hate.
Here’s Why All of Society Must Take Action Against Antisemitism
Holly Huffnagle, AJC’s U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, breaks down AJC’s 2021 State of Antisemitism in America report and explains why combating antisemitism requires a bold and cohesive strategy.
Are Jews, Israel, and Progressive Spaces Compatible?
David Baddiel, Comedian, Author, Screenwriter, and Television Presenter; Rachel Fish, Co-Founder, Boundless; and Yair Rosenberg, Contributing Writer, The Atlantic examine the interplay between progressive groups and American Jews, who are being increasingly excluded and targeted by so-called progressives, especially over ties to Israel.
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