Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism: Resurgence of Anti-Semitism (2002)

Anti-Semitism has been harshly brought to the forefront of Jewish life in every country around the world, even in places with no Jewish population. Widespread internet hate groups and burgeoning Arab emigration have contributed to the growth of anti-Semitism.

Outside the Arab and Muslim countries, medrassas (Muslim schools) which teach hatred of the infidel, including Christmas, Jews, the West, Israel and the U.S. are rearing up in every walk of life and in every community.

Within the United Nations, a significant number of member states are calling for the isolation of Israel. Holocaust denial, repudiation of international bodies, and indictments of Israel for every evil are heard incessantly in the forums of the U.N.

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism strongly urges the following steps to help stem the new wave of anti-Semitism:

  1. Expose all schools that are hate sponsored. Accreditation should be denied. International sponsors of such schools should be forbidden to finance these “hate mills.”
  2. Educate society to be more aware of anti-Semitic incidents. No act of terror, anti-Semitism or discrimination should be overlooked by the authorities.
  3. Advocate that foreign aid to any country fostering hatred and bigotry should be withheld.
  4. Support educational efforts and public forums which bring together people who share concern for human dignity and human rights.
  5. Urge political leaders, diplomats, the media, and other important opinion makers in the free world, to make an aggressive stand against anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism (1980)

American Jews have reason to be proud of significant achievements toward eliminating job discrimination, housing restrictions, educational barriers, etc. for all people. Nevertheless, because of the tragedies which have occurred in our generation, because of the desecration of Jewish cemeteries and synagogues, because of Ku Klux Klan activities and Nazi rallies, we still suffer discomfort, anxiety and even fear from latent and overt forms of anti-Semitism that persist.

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism recommends, therefore, to its Sisterhoods and their members that they:

  1. Be alert to acts of anti-Semitism in local communities, and react thoughtfully and in consonance with responsible leaders;
  2. Speak out against all injustice and bigotry;
  3. Pressure government leaders to speak out against anti-Semitic acts, vandalism, violence and harassment;
  4. Participate in inter-religious educational programs, building a healthy foundation for mutual concerns;
  5. Be educated Jews. Firm commitment and identification are crucial to an intelligent and effective response.