EVENT: Special Webinar Event: Antisemitism in the United States, a roundtable discussion with Professor Peter Beinart, Professor Lila Corwin Berman, and Rabbi Jill Jacobs, moderated by Alon Confino (December 13)

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[The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst] Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 12:00PM (EDT) for a special webinar event: Antisemitism in the United States, a roundtable discussion with Professor Peter Beinart, Professor Lila Corwin Berman, and Rabbi Jill Jacobs, moderated by Alon Confino. This event will be held via ZOOM Webinar, registration is required to attend. Register in advance here. For more information, visit our website at www.umass.edu/ihgms/ or contact us at ihgms@umass.edu.

Antisemitism has gained of late power and momentum in the United States in ways that most people, Jews and non Jews, could not have imagined possible. Implicit and explicit approval of antisemitism is tolerated or supported now by people with serious power. At the same time, there are fierce debates, particularly among Jews, about what exactly constitutes antisemitism. At the center of these debates are Zionism and Israel and Palestine: when does critique of Israel or Zionism cross the line into antisemitism? These two phenomena commingle to characterize the historical condition of antisemitism in today’s American society. Discussing these topics will be Peter Beinart, Lila Corwin Berman, and Jill Jacobs in a roundtable moderated by Alon Confino.

 

Peter Beinart is Professor of Journalism and Political Science, City University of New York and editor at large of Jewish Currents.

Lila Corwin Berman is Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History, and Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University.

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the CEO of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

Alon Confino is Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies, and Director of the IHGMS, UMass Amherst.

 

[This event is co-sponsored by: The Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Department at UMass, Amherst; and T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights]