(JEWISH JOURNAL) In a Jan. 16 New York Times op-ed, two New York rabbis warned that anti-Israel rhetoric in high schools could lead to anti-Semitism.
Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Joshua Davidson and Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Ammiel Hirsch wrote that they recently had spoken at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx about the rise of anti-Semitism in New York City.
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“We emphasized in our remarks that for centuries, anti-Semitism emerged from both the right and the left of the political spectrum,” they wrote. “We described what far-right anti-Semitism looks like, but, since we are liberal rabbis, we spent most of our time discussing anti-Semitism among the left. It’s especially important for us to speak against hate in our own camp.”