Modern Day Issues in Antisemitism

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Antisemitism is on the rise in North America and around the world, showcased in the annual ADL’s Audit of Anti-Semitic Acts. Violent attacks on Jewish institutions and Jews are also increasing. In 2019, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)’s annual Survey of American Attitudes Toward Jews found that, over time, antisemitic attitudes have remained constant in America. Some American adults continue to agree with common tropes about Jews, including “Jewish power” in business and “dual loyalty” – the notion that Jews are more loyal to Israel than their own country. More on Israel.

With the increases in incidents of reported antisemitism around the world, there’s also been a growth in different expressions of antisemitism that demonize Israel and Israelis and attribute Israel's perceived faults to its Jewish character.

For more up to date information and statistics about antisemitism around the world, visit the Anti-Defamation League's website.

What's New

Responding with Intention: Preparing our Communities to Respond to Acts of Antisemitism and Hate

July 29, 2021
Reflecting the need for open conversation regarding the rise in antisemitism and the ways in which it directly affects our communities and synagogues, Rabbi Rick Jacobs (President, URJ), Yolanda Savage-Narva (Director for Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, URJ) Jonathan Greenblatt (CEO, ADL), and Carly Pildis (Associate Director of Community Engagement, ADL) discussed the necessity of responding to antisemitism and hate more broadly.

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Union for Reform Judaism and ADL Launch Critical Partnership to Combat Antisemitism and Hate

Amid an alarming rise in antisemitic rhetoric and violence, the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the largest and most diverse Jewish movement in North America, and ADL (Anti-Defamation League), the world’s leading anti-hate organization, will join together in a multifaceted partnership to provide Reform congregations with the tools needed to address antisemitism in their communities.