Rumors swirled in Amsterdam in 1642 of “a large island in the Pacific, full of gold and inhabited by Jews.”
My experience at the Chicago bus stop was a symptom of a slightly different problem – the normalization of cultural Nazism and anti-Semitism more broadly.
The Women’s March on Chicago was the largest outside of Washington, D.C., with 250,000 attending despite organizers only expecting 50,000.
When Christmas is made into an American holiday, that makes America Christian — and other religious traditions non-American.
Trump’s campaign has shown those so inclined that the political drawbacks of open or barely-veiled anti-Semitism are not as strong as they used to be.
Marc Daalder was once able to keep his Jewish identity a secret in public. That ended when Donald Trump’s trolls began assaulting him on Twitter.
Since its release three weeks ago, the new Black Lives Matter platform has divided the Jewish community over how to respond. Now that the dust is settled, perhaps there is space to consider that both sides might be right.