Religious Freedom and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe – A Panel Discussion
Panelists: Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University; Meir Y. Soloveichik, Congregation Shearith Israel; David G. Dalin, Ave Maria University; Moderator Robert P. George, Princeton University
Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
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Following the Second World War, the world said “never again” to the hatred that produced the Holocaust, but Anti-Semitism, which was never fully eradicated in Europe, has returned with a vengeance. According to the French Interior Ministry, over 50 percent of France’s bias motivated crimes in 2014 targeted Jews, even though French Jewry makes up less than one percent of the population. The currents driving this tragedy across Europe are several: the scapegoating of Jews for social decline by right-wing nationalists; the radicalization of Muslim immigrants by certain extremist Imams goading them to violence; and the “open-mindedness” of secularized Europe, which refuses to acknowledge Islamist violence and combat it. This toxic environment has led some to ask whether the Jews living in Europe today may soon leave the continent altogether. The panel will explore the sources of and possible responses to the revival of Anti-Semitism in Europe.
Presented by The King's College, New York City. Registration required for this event. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
- James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University