We are living in a technological tinderbox, because it’s so easy for someone to turn a spark into a fire. If a single teenager could theoretically terrorize thousands of Jews, responsible leaders need to be as judicious as possible in word and deed – the precise opposite of President Trump.
Will people take seriously future anti-Semitic threats, or will our concerns be dismissed if it’s another Jew who is responsible for them?
The arrest of an Israeli-American teenager suspected of making dozens of bomb threats to JCCs was cause for celebration by white nationalists.
In the Trump anti-Semitism wars, both the right and left err in a different way. They employ guilt by association.
On the morning of March 19, as a controversy grew over senior presidential aide Sebastian Gorka, an unidentified individual amended the Wikipedia page of a previously obscure far-right Hungarian organization called the Vitézi Rend, or Order of Vitéz.
The work of the “Jewish establishment” has gifted us with a level of comfort in the United States that our grandparents’ generation never had.
The public has the right to ask whether Sebastian Gorka, a man with alarming associations and a checkered academic resume, should be in the White House room when national security issues are debated and decided.
American Jews will only unite in the face of anti-Semitism if they can agree about the threat it poses.
A synagogue on the island of Barbados was vandalized with red spray-painted anti-Semitic messages. The messages were painted on the exterior walls of the synagogue in the St. Michael area of Bridgetown early on Friday morning.
— A congressman wrote a letter to President Donald Trump voicing concern over reports on the alleged membership of a White House counterterrorism adviser in a Hungarian nationalist group. The letter dated March 16 by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., followed the publication this week of an article in the Daily Forward that quoted two…