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Mar 5, 2021, 12:05 AM
In Defense of Carleton University’s Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies
Sadly, with increasing frequency, I am bombarded with news of anti-Semitic occurrences in Canada. Increasingly, the incidents are taking place on Canadian post-secondary campuses. That is why, this past Friday, it was with great haste and indifference that I...
Richard L. Cravatts
Mar 1, 2021, 6:55 PM
Stealth anti-semitism at Harvard
As evidence of what the late Professor Edward Alexander has called “the explosive power of boredom” in rousing the liberal professoriate to its ideological feet, Harvard’s own Harvard Divinity School professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Cornell West,...
Feb 20, 2021, 12:17 AM
The conflict over the conflict
College students, parents, anyone concerned about the Israel/Palestine campus debate, and anyone wondering about the IHRA definition of antisemitism owe it to themselves to read The Conflict Over the Conflict, by Kenneth S. Stern (New Jewish Press, 2020). Stern is...
Feb 12, 2021, 6:38 PM
UCL student union sidesteps Jewish students (& reality) on IHRA
On February 3rd, the University College London Students Union’s Welfare & Community Zone held a special session on a proposal calling to support the UCL Academic Board Working Group’s December 2020 'Report on Racism and Prejudice. ' The report...
Feb 11, 2021, 10:40 PM
The IHRA definition of anti-Semitism derails our fight against it on campus
Codifying this anti-Semitism definition is divisive, just when we must unite, among ourselves and with our allies, against acts of hate
Kenneth S. Stern
Feb 10, 2021, 12:42 PM
We disagree about the Working Definition. That’s OK. Here’s what’s not.
Yes, I am the lead author, but ‘who wrote what’ isn’t as important as the question of how we best fight anti-Semitism today
Feb 4, 2021, 1:19 AM
What is antisemitism? A new definition
The commonly accepted definition of antisemitism is crystal clear. Or is it? Until quite recently, antisemitism was universally understood to encompass a broad spectrum of hostility toward Jews. This animus could assume multiple forms, but at the end of the day...
Jan 27, 2021, 11:46 AM
Why the tepid Reform endorsement of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism?
Unlike Americans for Peace Now, J Street and the Workmen’s Circle or what is left of it (no pun intended) America’s Reform Movement is – for the moment – reluctantly endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of...
Jan 26, 2021, 8:41 PM
Reform movement detaches from fighting bigotry
On January 31, 1865 the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by the House of Representatives. In simple terms, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery and gave the United States Congress the power “to enforce this article...
Jan 24, 2021, 3:02 AM
A ‘wineing’ hypocrisy: The BDS movement in Canada
Recently, both as an academic who studies the Holocaust and as a passionate Canadian Jew, I have been struggling to make liminal to others my fear of an increasingly troubling trend. That being the denigration of the actions of...