Spring 2021 Schedule / History / ANTISEMITISM: PAST,PRESENT, FACTS, MYTHS

Coordinators: Harriet Finkelstein, Marian Friedmann, Bob Reiss, Rick Salter

This course will explore anti-semitism from ancient times to its current manifestation. It will be interesting to anyone of any faith, race, and background who wants to understand fully the magnitude of hatred toward a people and how it can distort and destroy both soul and society.

A WEEK / THURSDAY / 10:30am to 12:00pm

Harriet Finkelstein
What is Antisemitism? Ancient Roots
02/18Marian FriedmannThe History of Antisemitism in Germany
03/04Larry ShapiroIslam and the Jews
03/18Ruth WardThe History of Antisemitism in France
04/08Rick SalterJews and the Death of Christ
04/22Harriet FinkelsteinThe History of Antisemitism in the U. S.
Bob Reiss
Blood Libel and The Protocol of the
Elders of Zion

Following are some topics to be discussed in this course during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022:

  • Antisemitism in Hollywood
  • Antisemitism in the world of Art
  • Holocaust Denial
  • BDS/Antisemitism on university campuses/in academia
  • The history of Antisemitism in England
  • Myths about Jews and Money
  • Past-Prominent Americans critical of Jews;  Present-On-line hate of Jews
  • The history of Antisemitism in Iran
  • Antisemitism in world literature
  • Black/Jewish relations throughout history
  • The history of Antisemitism in eastern Europe
  • Guest speaker: Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism

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