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Posts Tagged‘Words of the Week’
“Choosing to learn and write deeply about Israel, to become its translators and storytellers, can feel like volunteering to face the firing squad. But we need your courage now. “
Source: Abigail Pogrebin, “Defending Israel Thoughtfully Means Doing the Work” (The Jewish Week)
“Editors are on high alert to remove racist rhetoric or sexist statements, or anything veering close to it. And it’s a good thing. No one should have to open a newspaper and read a columnist writing something like what President Trump shamefully stated, that Mexicans are ‘all rapists,’ or an ‘editorial’ stating that women are ‘all whores.’
Unfortunately, in incident after incident, editors of mainstream American publications simply do not recognize anti-Semitism when they see it.
Nor do they seem to notice conspiracy theories, or think it’s important to stop their spread — something deeply dangerous for every inch of our democracy.”
Source: Aviya Kushner, “Can Editors Recognize Anti-Semitism? An Article About Soros Suggests No” (The Forward)
I’m going to switch things up a bit this week. Instead of excerpting something that I’ve read lately, I’ll recommend that you “attend” two terrific lectures that are now available via video recording.
The source for each, in this case, is the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University.(more…)