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In Denmark, Auschwitz survivors lament the rise of anti-Semitism | PBS NewsHour

January marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, but there is growing concern throughout Europe that anti-Semitism is on the rise. Historically tolerant Denmark, for example, has seen a resurgence of neo-Nazi groups opposed to immigration. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Denmark, where he met a Jewish Auschwitz survivor worried about her family amid the hate.

Source: PBS NewsHour

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ADL Launches Online Tracker of Anti-Semitic Incidents

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has launched an online Tracker of Anti-Semitic Incidents. The Tracker is a compilation of recent cases of anti-Jewish vandalism, harassment, and assault reported to or detected by ADL.

This tool allows users to see the activity that has taken place, not just around the country, but in localities potentially nearby.

The ADL’s mission to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”

See also, The Washington Post.

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Israeli President: “many Poles stood by and even assisted in the murder of Jews.”

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin speaking to his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda:

We remember that Nazi Germany initiated, planned and implemented the genocide of the Jewish people in Poland and other places and that it takes full responsibility for its actions. And we also remember, with distress, that significant assistance came from across all of Europe, and that also demands the acceptance of responsibility.

See also, Haaretz.

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Monsey Stabbing: 5 Wounded at Rabbi’s Home in N.Y. Suburb – NYTimes

MONSEY, N.Y. — An intruder with a large knife burst into the home of a Hasidic rabbi in a New York suburb on Saturday, stabbing and wounding five people just as they were gathering to light candles for Hanukkah, officials and a witness said.

Monsey Stabbing: 5 Wounded at Rabbi’s Home in N.Y. Suburb – The New York Times
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Podcast: Antisemitism in the United States

This episode of the People of the Pod podcast has two interesting segments:

People of the Pod is a weekly podcast analyzing global affairs through a Jewish lens. It’s produced by the AJC and The Times of Israel. It is an excellent way to keep up with Jewish news.

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ADL: Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spawned rash of far-right plots against Jews

Group says at least 12 white supremacists and 2 Islamic extremists arrested in US on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in last year

Source: Times of Israel

See also, ADL Blog

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Facebook COO Donates $2.5m to Combat Hate

Times of Israel reports:

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer at Facebook, has pledged £1.93m ($2.5 million) to the Anti-Defamation League to support anti-hate programs in Europe and the United States.

The mission of the Anti-Defamation League is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”

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Understanding and Fighting Anti-semitism

New York Times staff editor Bari Weiss writing in her new book “How to Fight Anti-Semitism”:

That a Jew would see a storm threatening and write to warn of its gathering is not new. But it is an old tradition that I did not think would need to be taken up in this new century.

Yet here I am—a Jew, an American, a Zionist, a proud daughter of Pittsburgh—raising the old-new cry with all my might and hoping that you will hear in its call something that will give you no other choice but to take up this fight.

Weiss, Bari. How to Fight Anti-Semitism (p. 26). Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition.

Like me, Weiss was born in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.