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Antisemetism and Racism In a Moment of Reckoning Two-Day Symposium

November 8, 2021

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How do racism and antisemitism overlap and where do they diverge and why? The public debate in the US and Europe alongside the widespread initiatives that underpin the current moment of reckoning with the legacies and ramifications of racism have insufficiently captured the complex relation of Jews to White majority society and the pervasive nature of antisemitism. How have different scholars, activists and educators engaged with this issue? What are constructive ways we can better deal with antisemitism in anti-racist…

Antisemetism and Racism In a Moment of Reckoning Two-Day Symposium

November 9, 2021

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How do racism and antisemitism overlap and where do they diverge and why? The public debate in the US and Europe alongside the widespread initiatives that underpin the current moment of reckoning with the legacies and ramifications of racism have insufficiently captured the complex relation of Jews to White majority society and the pervasive nature of antisemitism. How have different scholars, activists and educators engaged with this issue? What are constructive ways we can better deal with antisemitism in anti-racist…

Communism, Zionism, and American Jewish Politics during the 1940s

November 11, 2021

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World War II brought about a remarkable reconfiguration of American Jewish politics. Following Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union, American Communists entered the Jewish communal mainstream in the name of “Jewish people’s unity.” In cooperation with the American Jewish Congress, Hadassah, B’nai B’rith and other mass membership organizations, Communists rallied behind the Russian war effort. Jettisoning their prior opposition to Zionism, Communists gave active support to the Jewish community in Palestine and the establishment of the State of Israel.…