See the Writing on the Wall
We have been coping with Antisemitism for generations, and yet we remain shocked when we see it rise again in the societies in which we live.
Everyone keeps saying we need to take care of the ongoing problem of Antisemitism.
We want to confront the hate, but no one knows how.
Can we actually educate society, get people involved, when we are all so busy in our own lives?
We must pay attention. We must see, hear, learn, and find the ways we can spread strength to our fellow Jews and understanding to our fellow human beings.
Jewish lives matter, and we will not stand idly by. Because now, more than ever, we are hearing just how much ignorance there is about the Holocaust. Distortion of facts are becoming a “norm,” and admiration for Nazis and Hitler have become commonplace.
It's our responsibility to educate ourselves and the future generations. On every Holocaust remembrance day and EVERY DAY.
What can YOU do to make a difference?
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:
- What does seeing these images make you feel?
- What questions does it raise for you?
- What is the image that most struck you and made you want to DO SOMETHING MORE to make a difference in facing Jewhatred and antisemitism in all its forms?
- Do you feel confident to be involved in fighting antisemitism?
- What do you need to be able to do more?
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
- Today’s antisemitism has many different shapes and comes from all sides of the social spectrum. How can we address something that has no single trigger or ideology?
- Why is it acceptable to hate Jews in our modern society when social justice and anti-racism efforts are so strong?
- What makes Jewhatred in particular so hard to fight? Why is it not like fighting other types of racism or bigotry?
- How can we use Holocaust memory to fight modern antisemitism without making unjust comparisons between the challenges we face today and the evils of that world without minimizing the extremity of what the Holocaust was?
- How can we increase understanding of Israel’s defensive actions against terror as one form of fighting antisemitism?
- How can Jewish communities create a more active movement of fighting for Jewish human rights?
- How can we encourage our youth to be more engaged in fighting for Jewish rights?