Why Universities need a Definition of anti-Semitism

"Israeli Apartheid Week" in May 2010 on the University of California, Irvine campus. Definitions are especially important for contemporary anti-Semitsm because confusion surrounds the relationship between Jew-hatred and animosity towards Israel, writes Kenneth L. Marcus. Photo courtesy AMCHA Initiative.

“Israeli Apartheid Week” in May 2010 on the University of California, Irvine campus. Definitions are especially important for contemporary anti-Semitsm because confusion surrounds the relationship between Jew-hatred and animosity towards Israel, writes Kenneth L. Marcus. Photo courtesy AMCHA Initiative.

By Kenneth L. Marcus
JNS.org

Does it matter how we define our words? Sometimes it does. The U.S. Department of Education understands this point, as do the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Universities need to learn it, too.

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The Idolatry in Binaries

By David J. Steiner “God is a fundamental axiom of Judaism,” exclaimed one of the people who came to console us upon the death of Herbert M. Kliebard, acclaimed scholar and author of The Struggle for the American Curriculum, who would have been my … [Continue reading]