Anti-Semitism Audio Sessions and Resources

Session 1: Anti-Semitism: Its History and What it Means Today
Seth Gordon-Lipkin, Educator, Anti-Defamation League

Session 2: Christian and Islamic Anti- Semitism Through the Ages and Now
Dr. Rosann Catalano, Catholic Scholar, ICJS
Rabbi Geoff Basik, Educator, Spiritual Leader of Kol HaLev Synagogue, Interfaith Dialogue Leader
Dr. Robert O. Freedman, Professor Emeritus of Baltimore Hebrew University and Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University

Session 3: Understanding the Complexities of Jewish Europe
Dr. Peter Black, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Russell Wolkind, Director of Planning and Partnerships for JDC Europe, American Joint Distribution Committee, “Live Feed from Europe”

”I am a European Jew and No, I am not leaving” by Diana Pinto

“JDC Resilience Conference: European Jews Must Be Prepared For Challenges As Vast Majority Remain In Place” by Dan Brown

“Yes, Europe’s Jews Have a Future” by Diego Ornique

“Building Europe’s Jewish future at summer camp” by Sasha Friedman

Session 4: The Battle on Campus and What BDS Means
Aviva Vogelstein, Staff Attorney for Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
Andrew Cohen, Israel Education Coordinator for the Northeast, Hillel International
Ari Israel, Executive Director, University of Maryland Hillel
College student activists

Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

Best Practices for Combating Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism

Short Guide to the Law Against Campus Anti-Semitism _ A Title VI Fact Sheet

Session 5: Blacks and Jews: Complicated Realities, and What’s Next?
Communal representatives of the African American and Jewish Community
Molly Amster, Baltimore Director, Jews United For Justice
Yisrael Jerome Bethea, Owner and President of LTD Studios LLC
Kenneth Morrison, CEO of Dew More Baltimore


Links of interest
This is a fascinating essay by a young African-American man who grew up in Baltimore, participation in a Black-Jewish relations program, and still finds such efforts deeply wanting:

A veteran Jewish civil writes leader laments the current state of Black-Jewish ties.
Where Is Heschel? “Selma” and the Black-Jewish Alliance:

Local Jewish, Christian Muslim Leaders to Get Pope Francis’ Blessing For Work In Post-Freddie Gray Baltimore:

CHAI: Community Conversations:

Elijah Cummings Youth Project In Israel:


Resources On Historical and Present-Day Anti-Semitism

-Anti-Defamation League: (Updates on the latest events of concern, reports on meetings with local, national and international leaders trying to help, and comprehensive annual reports both here and abroad)

-U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum:, particularly: and the related resources page:

Jewish Virtual Library (page with many links)

Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism (leading Jewish and non-Jewish scholars)

American Jewish Committee (booklet)

Newspaper Articles
Goldrich, Lois. “Mayors Decry Anti-Semitism,” New Jersey Jewish Standard, 3/9/2015

Ornique, Diego. “Yes, Europe’s Jews Have a Future,” in Huffington Post, 7/23/2015

O’Brian, Courtney. “An Old Hatred Returns” (about anti-Semitism in Europe), in, 11/6/2014

Nathan-Kazis, Josh.  “Donald Trump’s Rise Sparks Widespread Angst Among Jewish Republicans,” Forward, 9/10/2015

“French Deputy Mayor Defends Name Of Locality Called ‘Death To The Jews,’” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 8/12/2914

“Ann Coulter Uses F Word In Diatribe About Jews,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 9/17/2015

Goldberg, J.J. “Why Does Everybody Sound So Anti-Semitic All of A Sudden?” Forward, 9/24/2015

Zalman, Jonathan. “Howard Stern Goes Off On Roger Waters BDS Support,” Tablet, 10/8/15

“US Warns Of Rise OF Anti-Semitism, Islamist Extremism,” Times Of Israel, 10/14/25


Carroll, James, “Constantine’s Sword: The Church And The Jews – A History,” Mariner Books, 2002. (An in depth book that is worth the read – but it is not a short read.)

Foxman, Abraham, “Never Again? The Threat of the New Anti-Semitism,” Harper Collins, 2004. (All of Foxman’s books are very readable and easy to cull information from for lessons and/or workshops.)

Foxman, Abraham, “Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet,” written with Christopher Wolf, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Foxman, Abraham, “The Jews and Money: The Story of A Stereotype,” St. Martin’s Press, 2010.

Lacquer, Walter, “The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism: From Ancient Times Until Present Day,” Oxford University Press, 2006. (A true scholar. An abundance of material.)

Prager, Dennis. “Why The Jews: The Reason For Anti-Semitism,” Touchstone, 2003. (A popular radio commentator and author on Jewish issues.)

Wistrich, Robert, “A Lethal Obsession: Antisemitism – From Antiquity to the Global Jihad,” Random House, 2010. (Note: This is a particularly detailed and scholarly book. It is also has become THE historical book on the topic.)

Wistrich, Robert, “”Muslim Anti-Semitism: A Clear and Present Danger,” American Jewish Committee, 2002.

Journal Articles
Wistrich, Robert, “”The Old-New Anti-Semitism,” The National Interest, Number 72, Summer 2003.

Wistrich, Robert, “Gaza, Hamas and the Return of Anti-Semitism”. (2014). Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 8(3), 35-48.

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