In Conversation with Dana Barrett, Local Media Personality
Community Partners: Congregation Etz Chaim; Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.
On October 27, 2018, the synagogue where New York Times writer and editor Bari Weiss became a bat mitzvah was the site of the deadliest attack on Jews in this country's history. For most Americans, the massacre at Tree of Life came as a total shock. But to those who have been paying attention, it was only a more violent, extreme expression of the broader trend that has been sweeping Europe for the past two decades.
No longer the exclusive province of the far right and far left, anti-Semitism finds a home in the renewal of "America first" isolationism and the rise of one-world socialism. An ancient hatred increasingly allowed into modern political discussion, anti-Semitism has been migrating toward the mainstream in dangerous ways, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all.
This timely book is Weiss's cri de coeur: an unnerving reminder that Jews must never lose their hard-won instinct for danger, and a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment. Not just for the sake of America's Jews, but for the sake of America.
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