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Sunday, February 23 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Tarnish on a "Golden Land:" Anti-Semitism in America, Past and Present

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This session will examine the manifestation of anti-Semitism in the U.S.A., from the early days of the American republic to the present day. Although the US has historically been far more open to Jews than other countries, anti-Jewish sentiment has been a tarnish on the history of the "golden land" since the first Jews arrived on the shores of pre-colonial America. During the 19th and 20th centuries, various forms of anti-Semitism---religious, economic, racial and political---accompanied other manifestations of racism and xenophobia. How is the current recrudescence --a new outbreak after a period of abatement or inactivity-- of anti-Semitism similar to previous manifestations, and how is it different? What should we be worried about and why?

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Marsha B. Cohen

Lecturer and Adult Educator, Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Dr. Marsha B. Cohen is an independent scholar, educator and writer who lectures and teaches about the role of religion in world affairs, particularly the historical background of contemporary issues and problems. Marsha received her BA in Political Philosophy from the Hebrew University... Read More →

Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Room 117 Koven Center - FIU