Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Anti-Semitism
An Open Lecture and Discussion for Clergy and Community by Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin
Date & Time:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1300 Summit Avenue
St Paul, 55105 United States
Light breakfast served
How does anti-Semitism intersect with the scourges of Islamophobia and racism? How is anti-Semitism unique among the ‘isms’ in church and state? How does anti-Semitism manifest itself on the left and on the right of the political spectrum? How are cultural norms shifting and why should that concern you as an American?
In this program, Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, one of America's most recognized rabbis and thought leaders, will give a presentation on this oldest of ‘–isms,’ from Paul to the city of St. Paul, and lead a discussion for clergy and community on finding constructive paths forward.
Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin is blessed with a national and international reputation as one of America’s most quoted rabbis and thought leaders. His words have been cited in The New York Times, The New Republic, and USA Today. He has appeared on many television and radio programs, and has spoken in more than a hundred communities, including in Israel, Great Britain, Cuba, and Poland. His colleagues describe him as “intellectually fearless;” “an activist for Jewish ideas;” and “a public intellectual of the pulpit.”
Rabbi Salkin’s books have been published by Jewish Lights Publishing and the Jewish Publication Society. His books have dealt with such subjects as the spirituality of career, masculinity, Israel, righteous gentiles, and Jewish history. Several of his books have won national awards. Rabbi Salkin has been named responsible for the spiritual revival of bar and bat mitzvah in America – largely through his first book, Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Jewish Lights, 1992). His new book, The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS Press), was published in Spring, 2017.
Sponsored by Mt. Zion and cosponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, and the St Paul Interfaith Network.