Additional Antisemitism Resources
The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom addresses antisemitism worldwide, regularly publishing fact sheets and reports, accessible here: https://www.uscirf.gov/topics/antisemitism.
Their 2020 report on Antisemitism in Europe addresses a broad range of issues and concerns: https://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/Antisemitism%20in%20Europe.pdf.
We are proud that our Senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum serves as a USCIRF Commissioner.
JFREJ (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice) “Understanding Antisemitism,” published in November 2017: https://www.jfrej.org/assets/uploads/JFREJ-Understanding-Antisemitism-November-2017-v1-3-2.pdf, and their more recent “Unraveling Antisemitism” map, published in August 2021: https://www.jfrej.org/news/2021/08/unraveling-antisemitism
The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) publications “Discussing Anti-Semitism: A Guide for Reflection and Conversation,” with one version for parents and educators, and another for young adults. https://www.adl.org/blog/discussing-anti-semitism-a-guide-for-reflection-and-conversation
Deborah Lipstadt’s book “History on Trial” documents her legal battle with a Holocaust denier, which turned into a legal battle to prove that the Holocaust happened. https://www.harpercollins.com/products/history-on-trial-deborah-e-lipstadt?variant=32154007601186
The film “Denial,” based on Lipstadt’s book, is also excellent. https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/denial
Tamika Mallory speaks on 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club” in 2019 about the dangers and evil of anti-Semitism: “Black folks particularly need to pay attention to antisemitism,” and the “white nationalism that Donald Trump stands for is the same white nationalism that seeks to oppress Jewish and black people.”Watch the excerpt here: https://www.facebook.com/sharon.kleinbaum/videos/10215731454870847/, or the full 30-minute interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO9Mwx4Eb6Q&t=677s
An interview with historian David Nirenberg from January 2020 about rising antisemitism: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-anti-semitism-rises-on-the-left-and-right, and his book, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition: https://bookshop.org/books/anti-judaism-the-western-tradition/9780393347913.
An article by Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, on “How to tell when criticism of Israel is actually anti-Semitism,” from 2018: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/how-to-tell-when-criticism-of-israel-is-actually-anti-semitism/2018/05/17/cb58bf10-59eb-11e8-b656-a5f8c2a9295d_story.html
And an interview with Rabbi Jacobs on MSNBC from May 2021, explaining “5 ways to check if you’re being antisemitic when criticizing Israel”: https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/5-ways-to-check-if-you-re-being-anti-semitic-when-criticizing-israel-114024005872
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) tracks hate groups across the United States, including white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups – their “hate map” shows where different groups are active: https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map
People and organizations to follow on social media
Ruth ben Ghiat
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruthbenghiat
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthbenghiat
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.k.ward.7
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/BulldogShadow
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deborah.e.lipstadt
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/deborahlipstadt
Western States Center
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westernstatescenter
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/WStatesCenter
ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anti.defamation.league
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ADL
T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TruahRabbis
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/truahrabbis
JFREJ (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JFREJNYC
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/JFREJNYC