The Keys to Understanding American Anti-Semitism – and Fighting Back
By Rabbi Lord JONATHAN SACKS

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LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN — January 2, 2020 — The last two festivals to be added to the Jewish calendar prior to modern times — Purim and Hanukkah — are both about anti-Semitism. There is one obvious difference between them: Haman, of the Purim story, wanted to kill Jews. Antiochus, of the Hanukkah story, wanted to kill Judaism. It was the difference …

eHeziThe Keys to Understanding American Anti-Semitism – and Fighting Back
By Rabbi Lord JONATHAN SACKS

Rose Announces Congressional Hearing on Anti-Semitic Domestic Terrorism and Government’s Response

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Congressman Rose to Chair Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intel & Counterterrorism Hearing on January 15, 2020  STATEN ISLAND, NY – December 30, 2019 — Congressman Max Rose, Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, announced today that he will hold a Congressional hearing Wednesday, January 15th on the rise of anti-Semitic domestic terrorism attacks, the federal government’s …

eHeziRose Announces Congressional Hearing on Anti-Semitic Domestic Terrorism and Government’s Response

Rose Statement on Jersey City Shooting which Appeared to Target Jewish Deli

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Congressman Rose: ‘As a Jewish American I am deeply alarmed to once more see fellow Jews targeted for murder in places they once considered safe’ WASHINGTON, DC — December 11, 2019 – Congressman Max Rose issued the following statement on the tragic attack in Jersey City yesterday: “Yesterday’s attack was a tragedy, one more in a line of tragedies that …

eHeziRose Statement on Jersey City Shooting which Appeared to Target Jewish Deli

Letter From Rabbi Avi Weiss About Anti-Semitism at Scarsdale Youth Hockey League

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eHeziLetter From Rabbi Avi Weiss About Anti-Semitism at Scarsdale Youth Hockey League

Seeking a Beloved Community: Ossining’s Response to Hate
By Citizen Mama VICTORIA GEARITY

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“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world,but has not solved one yet.” ~ Dr. Maya Angelou OSSINING, NY — November 1, 2019 — Ossining is still reacting to news of an incident that occurred yesterday at the high school where a swastika and the n-word were crudely scrawled on a bathroom wall. While the Ossining Police …

Victoria GearitySeeking a Beloved Community: Ossining’s Response to Hate
By Citizen Mama VICTORIA GEARITY

Timothy Goetz, White Plains Man, Convicted of Threatening Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner

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GREENBURGH, NY — September 21, 2019 — Earlier this week, a swastika was found at Scarsdale High School. In the past, swastikas were found on street signs in the River Villages of Greenburgh, and in a  nursery school in  Westchester  County. Usually, the person who commits the act is not caught. Two years ago, I received  threatening anti-semitic emails  directed to my …

eHeziTimothy Goetz, White Plains Man, Convicted of Threatening Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner

Governor Cuomo Directs New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Investigate Series of Assaults on Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg

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NEW YORK, NY — August 12, 2019 — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today said, “I am sickened by Monday’s series of assaults on Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg. In New York, we have absolutely zero tolerance for such heinous acts; they are completely unacceptable and are repugnant to our values of diversity and inclusion. “I am directing the State Police Hate …

eHeziGovernor Cuomo Directs New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Investigate Series of Assaults on Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg

An Ancient Hate Thrives Amid Modern Frustrations
By PAUL JACOBS, CFP®, EA

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The shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California last weekend was undeniably tragic. But it is hard to tell if it is a symptom of a growing problem in the U.S. – one with centuries of history behind it. Anti-Semitism is often a sign of a society under pressure or in decline. While Jews were widely persecuted in Medieval Europe, …

eHeziAn Ancient Hate Thrives Amid Modern Frustrations
By PAUL JACOBS, CFP®, EA

Villified Throughout History For Believing In G_d; End To Jewish Plight Nowhere In Sight
By HEZI ARIS

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The Hezitorial on Hatred The historical perspective is unequivocal in its telling. Enslaved in Egypt, then returning to their homeland only to be forced from their land by one conqueror after another. Jews suffered and yet thrived. Defined as The Chosen People, they are one of the remaining ethnicities to have survived to the present day. They built their temple over …

eHeziVillified Throughout History For Believing In G_d; End To Jewish Plight Nowhere In Sight
By HEZI ARIS

Kristallnacht – What’s Changed in 80 Years
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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This week marks the 80th anniversary of one of the single most infamous anti-Semitic days in history.  Observing and understanding this anniversary is all the more critical in the wake of the anti-Semitic Pittsburgh massacre.  While hatred of Jews is sadly not new, one thing new today is the solidarity among Jews and Christians standing united against anti-Semitism.  By contrast, …

Jonathan FeldsteinKristallnacht – What’s Changed in 80 Years
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN