Furor Over Documenta Highlights a Widening Chasm in Germany

One of the art world’s most important events, Documenta, is at its halfway point. So far, a tiny fraction of the art has been the main topic of conversation.

#anti-semitism, #art, #boycotts, #censorship, #documenta-gmbh, #forensic-architecture, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kassel-germany, #ruangrupa-art-collective, #taring-padi-art-collective

Eli N. Evans, Who Wrote About Jews in American South, Dies at 85

His book “The Provincials” mixed memoir, travelogue and history to tell the story of a culture that many people never knew existed.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #evans-eli-n, #jews-and-judaism, #southern-states-us

Hungary Leader Viktor Orban Addresses CPAC Dallas

The Hungarian prime minister, whose anti-immigrant rhetoric and attacks on democratic norms have been widely rebuked, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.

#anti-semitism, #conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #discrimination, #elections, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #hungary, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Raskin Brings Expertise on Right-Wing Extremism to Jan. 6 Inquiry

The Democrat from Maryland has been delving into the rising threat of white nationalism and white supremacy for five years. He will lead the inquiry’s hearing on the subject on Tuesday.

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Keep Czars Far Away, in Moscow or Mar-a-Lago

Things worth fighting for on the Fourth of July.

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An American’s Murky Path From Russian Propagandist to Jan. 6

Charles Bausman, a former financial executive who runs websites that promote far-right views, recorded footage in the Capitol for a Russian television producer. Soon after, he fled to Moscow as a “political refugee.”

#anti-semitism, #bausman-charles, #connecticut, #hanick-john, #internet-research-agency-russia, #malofeev-konstantin-v, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prigozhin-yevgeny-v, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rt-tv-network, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #russian-orthodox-church, #social-media, #spencer-richard-b-1978, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Documenta Was a Whole Vibe. Then a Scandal Killed the Buzz.

Accusations that an image was antisemitic broke the mood at a daring festival of experiments. This year’s Documenta deserves a closer look, our critic says.

#anti-semitism, #art, #documenta-gmbh, #indonesia, #kassel-germany, #ruangrupa-art-collective, #taring-padi-art-collective

Racist and Violent Ideas Jump From Web’s Fringes to Mainstream Sites

Despite some efforts by the largest tech companies to limit the spread of hateful content, it often remains only a click or two away.

#anti-semitism, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #discord-inc, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mass-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

What Oprah Winfrey Knows About American History That Tucker Carlson Doesn’t

It is possible to opt out of far-right co-optation.

#anti-semitism, #carlson-tucker, #conspiracy-theories, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #winfrey-oprah

Buffalo Shooting Highlights Rise of Hate Crimes Against Black Americans

The federal data shows a recent spike in assaults, threats and incidents of bias.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #charleston-sc-shooting-2015, #el-paso-tex, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mass-shootings, #pew-research-center, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sharpton-al

Israel Condemns Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Comments as Antisemitic

Israel’s response is among the fiercest criticism it has leveled at the Russian government since the invasion of Ukraine.

#anti-semitism, #bennett-naftali, #israel, #lapid-yair, #lavrov-sergey-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Antisemitism Increased Under Trump. Then It Got Even Worse.

The worldwide growth of a social crisis.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-crimes, #hate-speech, #jews-and-judaism, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #zionism

Baking Challah in Dubai: A Jewish Community Heads Out Into the Open

The increasing openness of Jewish life in the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai is another sign of an emerging new reality in the Middle East, where Israel’s isolation by the Arab world is ebbing.

#anti-semitism, #arabs, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #united-arab-emirates

Alice Walker Has ‘No Regrets’

Walker has grappled with some of the thorniest issues of 20th-century America. She’s also taken troubling stances. She has now opened up and shared her diaries, giving readers a window into her life.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #content-type-personal-profile, #icke-david-author, #religion-and-belief, #walker-alice, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

France’s Marine Le Pen Is as Dangerous as Ever

As a French Muslim citizen, I fear for my country.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #elections, #france, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #muslims-and-islam, #national-rally-france

Exhibit at German History Museum Reckons With Wagner’s Legacy

A new exhibition at the country’s national history museum examines the strong feelings stirred by its most famous 19th-century composer.

#anti-semitism, #barenboim-daniel, #berlin-germany, #german-historical-museum, #jews-and-judaism, #kosky-barrie-1967, #music, #wagner-richard

Jewish Man’s Death Near Paris Fuels Outrage on Election Eve

Newly surfaced video shows the man, who was hit by a tram in February, fleeing an assault. It has fueled suspicions of an antisemitic motive days before France’s presidential vote.

#anti-semitism, #assaults, #france, #halimi-sarah-d-2017, #jews-and-judaism, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #zemmour-eric

After Criticism, Academy Museum Will Highlight Hollywood’s Jewish History

The new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, which tried to present an inclusive history of film, overlooked the role Jewish immigrants played in creating the industry.

#academy-museum-of-motion-pictures, #academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences, #anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #goldwyn-samuel-1879-1974, #jews-and-judaism, #kramer-bill-museum-executive, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #museums, #saban-haim

Recreating a Family’s Lost Holocaust History, Step by Step

During the pandemic lockdown, when solitude dredged up the regret of missed opportunities, one writer hiked over the Pyrenees Mountains to better understand her father.

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G.O.P. Leaders Condemn Lawmakers’ Appearance at White Nationalist Conference

The participation of Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar at a far-right event renewed calls for Republican leaders to root out extremism in their party.

#anti-semitism, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #gosar-paul-1958, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #united-states-politics-and-government

G.O.P. Lawmakers’ Appearance at White Nationalist Conference Draws Rebuke

The participation of Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar at a far-right event renewed calls for Republican leaders to root out extremism in their party.

#anti-semitism, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #gosar-paul-1958, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #united-states-politics-and-government

My Synagogue Was Attacked, But I Will Never Stop Welcoming the Stranger

At the core of most ethical traditions is a command to open our doors, not to close them. 

#anti-semitism, #jews-and-judaism, #texas

Is It Funny for the Jews?

For a cultural critic, a sense of humor is integral to his Jewish identity. But these dark times raise existential questions about comedy and its uses.

#anti-semitism, #audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-neutral-informative, #caroline-or-change-play, #comedy-and-humor, #edelman-alex-comedian, #einbinder-hannah, #jewish-comedy-a-serious-history-book, #jews-and-judaism, #mason-jackie, #movies, #people-love-dead-jews-reports-from-a-haunted-present-book, #silverman-sarah, #television, #the-merchant-of-venice-play, #theater

Brazil’s Joe Rogan Faces His Own Firestorm Over Free Speech

Bruno Aiub became one of Brazil’s biggest podcasters with irreverent interviews of newsmakers. Now remarks about Nazis plunged him into a controversy akin to his idol’s.

#anti-semitism, #brazil, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #rogan-joe

In the Jewish Tradition, the Words We Choose Matter

Jews in America are wary and weary

#anti-semitism, #apologies, #goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #the-view-tv-program

Whoopi Goldberg Apologized: Punishing Her Further Is Un-Jewish

#anti-semitism, #goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #maus-book, #the-view-tv-program

When Did Republicans Turn Into a Bunch of Snowflakes?

The Senate’s posturing over qualified nominees has got to stop.

#anti-semitism, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #johnson-ron-1955, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #senate-committee-on-foreign-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Tennessee, the ‘Maus’ Controversy Is the Least of Our Worries

The new bans are a response to contemporary political forces whose true motivation has nothing to do with books.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #education-k-12, #maus-book, #mcminn-county-tenn, #school-boards, #spiegelman-art

Whoopi Goldberg’s Comments About the Holocaust

Reaction to Whoopi Goldberg’s comments about the Holocaust, and her apology. Also: The standoff over Ukraine; an act of resistance under slavery.

#anti-semitism, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #davidson-joshua-m, #frankel-max, #goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #slavery-historical, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Artistically in Sync, and Reunited for ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Arin Arbus and John Douglas Thompson are collaborating on their fifth play, a Theater for a New Audience production that begins previews Saturday.

#actors-and-actresses, #anti-semitism, #arbus-arin, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #polonsky-shakespeare-center, #race-and-ethnicity, #shakespeare-william, #the-merchant-of-venice-play, #theater, #theater-for-a-new-audience, #thompson-john-douglas

Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes for Saying Holocaust Was ‘Not About Race’

Ms. Goldberg’s comments, on Monday’s episode of “The View,” came amid growing ignorance about the Holocaust and rising antisemitism.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #discrimination, #goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Stay Woke. The Right Can Be Illiberal, Too.

Dis-enlightenment thinking isn’t exclusive to the left.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #cancel-culture, #critical-race-theory, #internal-sub-only-nl, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #twitter, #university-of-florida

After Colleyville, What Does Hope Look Like for Jewish Parents?

Finding hope in the darkness of cancer, Covid and Colleyville.

#anti-semitism, #cancer, #colleyville-tex, #facebook-inc, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #parenting, #synagogues

Going to Services Should Not Be an Act of Courage

Being Jewish today means training for active shooters. 

#anti-semitism, #colleyville-tex, #rabbis

How Éric Zemmour Became the New Face of France’s Far Right

It doesn’t take much to see the roots of his ideology. The irony is that this time, its proponent is Jewish.

#anti-semitism, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #zemmour-eric

College Student Charged in Arson at Texas Synagogue

Security footage of the attack on Halloween night showed the man carrying a five-gallon fuel jug and a roll of toilet paper to the synagogue’s entrance, the F.B.I. said.

#anti-semitism, #arson, #austin-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-austin-tex, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #rabbi-steven-folberg, #synagogues, #texas-state-university

Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism

How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel.

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Holocaust Scholar to Testify at Charlottesville Trial

In a Charlottesville courtroom, Deborah E. Lipstadt will testify to the persistence of antisemitism, and its links to present-day politics.

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What Happened After the Most Deadly Antisemitic Attack in American History?

In Mark Oppenheimer’s “Squirrel Hill,” he chronicles the aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting and how it affected the tightly knit Pittsburgh Jewish community.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #jews-and-judaism, #mass-shootings, #oppenheimer-mark, #pittsburgh-pa, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #squirrel-hill-the-tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting-and-the-soul-of-a-neighborhood-book, #tree-of-life-pittsburgh-pa-synagogue

Céline’s Newly Unearthed Work Causes a Stir in France

A legal battle is raging over manuscripts written by the antisemitic writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline that disappeared almost eight decades ago.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #celine-louis-ferdinand, #france, #jews-and-judaism, #manuscripts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #writing-and-writers

A Jewish Far-Right Pundit Splits the French Jewish Community as He Rises

Éric Zemmour, eyeing the presidency, tries to rehabilitate the wartime Vichy regime that collaborated with the Nazis as part of a campaign filled with provocations.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #levy-bernard-henri, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #petain-philippe, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zemmour-eric

Traveling Through a Divided Israel

Two Times journalists drive the length of Israel to discover what it means to be Israeli today. They meet a kaleidoscope of people, searching for belonging but far apart on how to find it.

#anti-semitism, #arabs, #bedouins, #ben-gurion-david, #bethlehem-west-bank, #discrimination, #east-jerusalem, #eilat-israel, #haifa-israel, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #kibbutz-movement, #middle-east, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #red-sea, #religion-state-relations, #sea-of-galilee-israel, #tel-aviv-israel, #zionism

Victims of Charlottesville Rally Argue the Violence Was Planned

The civil trial that starts Monday will examine whether the far-right organizers had plotted to foment violence. They have countered that bloodshed stemmed from self-defense.

#anti-semitism, #charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Texas Judge Urges New Trial for Death Row Inmate, Citing Jurist’s Antisemitic Remarks

A judge’s recommendation paves the way for an appeals court to decide whether Randy Halprin, a Jewish man who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2003 for his role in the killing of a police officer, will get a new trial.

#anti-semitism, #capital-punishment, #cunningham-vickers, #halprin-randy, #prison-escapes

A Writer Reckons With the Fact That ‘People Love Dead Jews’

Dara Horn’s new essay collection looks at the ways the Jewish past has been contorted to elide the actual realities of anti-Semitism.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #horn-dara, #jews-and-judaism, #people-love-dead-jews-reports-from-a-haunted-present-book

The New Racism Won’t Solve the Old Racism

Discrimination in the service of equality is exactly as Orwellian as it sounds. 

#agriculture-and-farming, #anti-semitism, #black-people, #discrimination, #jews-and-judaism, #lightfoot-lori, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

On the Path to Day X: The Return of Germany’s Far Right

A timeline of key moments for understanding the far right in modern Germany.

#albrecht-franco, #anti-semitism, #europe, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #hate-crimes, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #western-europe

University Leaders Must Condemn Anti-Semitism on Campus

Colleges seem reluctant to condemn anti-Semitic speech and assaults.

#academic-freedom, #anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #colleges-and-universities, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #hillel-the-foundation-for-jewish-campus-life, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #north-america, #school-discipline-students

Germany Recalls Platoon on NATO Mission Over Sexual Assault and Racism Claims

A tank platoon was sent home from Lithuania after members were suspected of sexual assault, and racist and anti-Semitic behavior, in the latest embarrassment for Germany’s armed forces.

#anti-semitism, #defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #germany, #lithuania, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #sexual-harassment

U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence

In the wake of clashes in Israel and Gaza, synagogues have been vandalized and Jews have been threatened and attacked.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #united-states