Temple Emanu-El is committed to exploring tough topics in a safe space. To build on the growing awareness of modern antisemitism, we continue our study and awareness. (Pictured above: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin)
RESPONSES TO HATE
- Statements from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
- Statement from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
- Statements from the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (DHHRM)
STAND AGAINST HATE | RESOURCES
- “The presence of antisemitism is painful and enduring. The challenge before us is to be vigilant, but not fearful, because fear will distort who we are. We can’t let antisemitism drive us into tribal isolation, drawing the wagons into a circle, hopelessly distrustful of the world around us.” – excerpted from Rabbi David Stern, sermon, Erev Rosh Hashanah 5780 (October 2, 2019). Read the transcript.
- Founded in 1984 by a group of Dallas area Holocaust Survivors, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. The Museum is one of just a few Holocaust-related museums or centers in the United States and the only Holocaust museum serving North Central Texas, as well as the adjacent states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The Museum tells the story of the Holocaust, the emergence of international human rights following the war, and the development of human and civil rights in America.
- Article: After Monsey, Will Jews Go Underground? by Deborah Lipstadt, The Atlantic (December 29, 2019)
- Dallas Morning News named their 2019 Texan of the Year, Holocaust survivor Max Glauben (December 29, 2019)
- Podcast: Tracing the roots of anti-Semitism with Deborah Lipstadt: Chris Hayes speaks with historian Deborah Lipstadt about the centuries-old roots of anti-Semitism. NBC News podcast and transcript (May 2019)
- The term antisemitism was coined only in the nineteenth century, but anti-Jewish hatred and Judeophobia (fear of Jews) date back to ancient times and have a variety of causes. Facts and more from the Holocaust Encyclopedia by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) on fighting antisemitism
- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Resource Library
- 10 Ways to Talk to Students About Sensitive Issues in the News: This guide from the New York Times Learning Network includes tips for educators to use when discussing difficult or sensitive news stories with their students (March 2012)