Author: Faygie Holt
California School District Adopts ‘Liberated’ Ethnic-Studies Program Marked By ‘Extreme Anti-Israel’ Bias
The curriculum, adopted under state legislation that mandates ethnic studies, came despite strong opposition from students, parents and Jewish community clergy and leaders
“The report hides behind misleading claims of ‘academic freedom’ to treat Jewish concerns with an extraordinary level of hesitation”: Douglas Sandoval, managing editor of CAMERA on Campus.
“The fact that there is this hatred in the air is due completely to a lack of education” said Rabbi Nechemia Deitsch, director of Chabad of Midtown, calling it “an embarrassment to society.”
Four in 10 Jews in USA have had to conceal identity
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven: “Anti-Semitism differs from other forms of racism; It is a specific toxic form that drives conspiracy theories.”
“Despite our relatively small population, these attacks show no signs of slowing down as our community was targeted the most among religiously motivated crimes”
Swaths of land have been burned, homes and businesses destroyed, thousands of people displaced, and the air is increasingly harder to breathe, just as the Jewish holidays approach.
The pandemic, social media, hate online, economic dislocation and physical disruption have come together to create new challenges for the community.
Jewish day schools were quick to pivot from a traditional in-class setting to online classrooms, and as the academic year winds down, they are taking stock of where they stand, what they have accomplished and how to move ahead in a COVID-19 world.