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Thu February 29 @ 6:30 pm


For more than two millennia — long before the current wave of antisemitism—Jews have been marked for killing, brutal attacks, vilification and discrimination.

The Routledge History of Antisemitism is a guidebook to the breadth and depth of conspiracy theories, libels, rumors and propaganda that have underpinned the oldest hatred across time and space.

Co-editors Mark Weitzman and Dr. Robert J. Williams, along with contributor Professor Magda Teter, join us to discuss this new volume and antisemitism today in a discussion moderated by Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

COO of the World Jewish Restitution Organization, Mark Weitzman is the senior US delegate to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, where he was the lead author of IHRA’s Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion. His edited volume, Antisemitism — The Generic Hatred: Essays in Memory of Simon Wiesenthal, received a National Jewish Book Award in 2007.

Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, Dr. Robert J. Williams is the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education and is the Advisor to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. He regularly advises and has produced work for several intergovernmental organizations, foreign governments, and sectors of the US government on issues including antisemitism, Holocaust denial and distortion, and supporting Holocaust education and scholarship. His next book will focus on attempts to memorialize and heroize antisemites and fascists who were complicit in the crimes of the Holocaust.

Magda Teter is a Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies at Fordham. She is the author of many books, most recently Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism. Her previous book, Blood Libel (Harvard 2020), was the winner of the National Jewish Book Award, the Roland H. Bainton Prize and the George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association

The first woman to be Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Shuly Rubin Schwartz is also Research Professor of American Jewish History with a focus on gender studies. She is the author of The Rabbi’s Wife: The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life, which was awarded a 2006 National Jewish Book Award.


Thu February 29
6:30 pm EST
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