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Jul 3, 2021, 12:08 AM
The Crisis in Jewish Education
Within Jewish families in North America, one reason to send kids to Jewish day schools, and/or to Jewish youth programs is to avoid anti-Israel bias in the classroom. This strategy, however, has proven to not only be ineffective, but...
Mar 14, 2019, 10:08 PM
Anti-Semitism for Dummies: A Visual Guide
Termed the “longest hatred,” there are currently over five leading definitions for anti-Semitism. They exist because anti-Semitism is a virus that mutates and takes on various forms, thereby making it, at times, difficult to identify. And because there are...
Oct 31, 2018, 3:15 PM
After Pittsburgh, America Says No to Anti-Semitism
I teach a class on Crime and Punishment, in which we begin by reading Dostoevky’s eponymous novel and move on to examine the dangerous intersection between ideology and politics that impacted two of the leading totalitarian regimes of the...
Jul 23, 2018, 12:38 AM
The evolving anti-Semitic language that makes anti-Semitism acceptable
If hierarchies of power govern society, and Israel and the Jews are powerful, then they are automatically unjust
Jul 5, 2018, 11:10 PM
In the struggle for cultural preservation, ritual triumphs
Jokes and borscht from my parents' Russia pale in comparison to the customs and practices of Judaism
Dec 3, 2017, 10:15 PM
Inclusion for All But the Jews: Mining Academia for Anti-Semitism
“Inclusion for All, Except the Jews” is the title of a talk I delivered at a conference, in which I spoke about the urgent matter of anti-Semitism on college campuses. My goal was not to devolve into a diatribe...
Naya Lekht obtained her PhD in Russian literature from UCLA. Naya writes on Russian-Jewish literature, the Holocaust in the Soviet context, and contemporary anti-Semitism. Most recently, Naya has joined as Director of Education at Club Z Institute.