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Pope Pius XII, The Shoah and Catholic-Jewish Relations Today - Robert Wistrich

1/15/2014
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Pope Pius XII was the most controversial pope in modern times. Pope Benedict XVI's 2009 visit to the Middle East raised new interest in the attitude of the wartime pope toward the Jews. This becomes even more important in light of the possible advancement of his beatification. The issue remains highly problematic, the more so as the Vatican has not yet opened all its archives on Pius XII. A major reassessment of Pius XII's attitude toward the Shoah took place after his death in 1958....

Duration:01:36:33

Jihad and Anti-Semitism in Non-Arab Muslim Countries (pt. 1) - David Cook

1/15/2014
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In his presentation at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Professor Cook discusses jihad and anti-semitism in non-arab Muslim countries, as well as anti-Semitic themes in Muslim Apocalyptic and Jihadi literature. He argues the following: There is a connection between contemporary Muslim apocalyptic literature and jihadi movements. Both have a core belief in a grand anti-Semitic conspiracy theory designed to demonize the Jewish people. This theory has recently been exported...

Duration:00:33:21

Anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom (pt. 1) - Michael Whine

1/15/2014
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In recent years, Britain has seen an increase in street-level violence against Jews. This has been accompanied by elite anti-Semitism in the media and universities. In some ways British anti-Semitism exceeds that of other European countries. Michael Whine holds a central position in the UK Jewish community's battle against anti-Semitism. He is the Communications Director of the Community Security Trust and Director of the Defense and Group Relations Division of the Board of Deputies of...

Duration:00:25:33

Future Attacks After Victory Won in the Academic Boycott Battle in the UK (pt. 1) - Ronnie Fraser

1/15/2014
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Future Attacks After a Victory has been Won in the Academic Boycott Battle in the UK (pt. 1)

Duration:00:33:34

Anti-Semitism in Greece (pt. 3) - Andrew Apostolou

1/15/2014
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Greek anti-Semitism has drawn international attention in the last two years for various reasons. Greek Jews have encountered extreme Holocaust-related anti-Semitic remarks by leading politicians, cartoons of an anti-Semitic violence rarely seen in Europe after the Holocaust, desecration of cemeteries and Holocaust monuments in various Greek cities, etc. Andrew Apostolou is the director of research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. He writes on Iraq, the...

Duration:00:14:28

How West European Philo-Semites became Anti-Semites before the Second World War - Simcha Epstein

1/15/2014
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In his presentation at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Dr. Epstein discusses the phenomenon of philo-Semites (actively supportive of the Jewish people) becoming anti-Semites during the 1930s, before the Second World War. He explains how during that time there were two forms of anti-Semitism, one was emanating from the Nazis and the other was from the humanitarians, pacifists and leftists. Dr. Epstein's presentation focuses particularly on this development in France. France...

Duration:01:19:49

Anti-Semitism in Greece (pt. 2) - Andrew Apostolou

1/15/2014
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Greek anti-Semitism has drawn international attention in the last two years for various reasons. Greek Jews have encountered extreme Holocaust-related anti-Semitic remarks by leading politicians, cartoons of an anti-Semitic violence rarely seen in Europe after the Holocaust, desecration of cemeteries and Holocaust monuments in various Greek cities, etc. Andrew Apostolou is the director of research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. He writes on Iraq, the...

Duration:00:23:49

Anti-Semitism in Greece (pt. 1) - Andrew Apostolou

1/15/2014
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Greek anti-Semitism has drawn international attention in the last two years for various reasons. Greek Jews have encountered extreme Holocaust-related anti-Semitic remarks by leading politicians, cartoons of an anti-Semitic violence rarely seen in Europe after the Holocaust, desecration of cemeteries and Holocaust monuments in various Greek cities, etc. Andrew Apostolou is the director of research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. He writes on Iraq, the...

Duration:00:24:07

Anti-Semitism and the Intellectuals: The Long Perspective - Robert Wistrich

1/15/2014
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In this briefing, analysis is made of the "contributions" to anti-Semitism of intellectuals from antiquity through the Middle Ages to 18th century enlightenment. The conservative, right-wing and fascist intellectuals in developing modern racist anti-Semitism between the mid-19th century and 1945 will be examined. The contribution of left-wing intellectuals and liberal intellectuals, especially in the last forty years to a new kind of anti-Semitism sailing under the flag of hatred for...

Duration:01:50:21

The Shifting Landscape of Jewish Education in the U.S. - Jack Wertheimer

1/13/2014
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Jewish education is assuming a far larger and more significant role in American Jewish life, even as its institutional structures are shifting. This lecture highlights the new forces operating on the scene, including funders, educational programs, and types of educators, even as it will also note the decline of previously significant players. It also assesses how Jewish education is being reconceived and why so much is changing.

Duration:01:37:52

The Jewish Communities of the Western United States - Steven Windmueller

1/13/2014
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Twenty-five percent of all American Jews live in the Western United States representing a distinctive and growing voice within Jewish life. Different types of Western Jewish communities have emerged, reflecting unique economic and social factors. Western Jews have taken on many of the attributes associated with their region. The pioneering and independent spirit of the region has fostered special Jewish communal and religious models. Experimentation has typified Jewish life in this part of...

Duration:00:54:06

The Future of Modern Orthodoxy (pt. 3) - Rabbi Prof. Norman Lamm

1/13/2014
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In this briefing, Rabbi Lamm discusses the main characteristics that will determine the nature of Modern Orthodoxy and its place in the Jewish world.

Duration:00:08:11

The Philosophy of Emil Fackenheim - David Patterson

1/13/2014
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The Philosophy of Emil Fackenheim - David Patterson by Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Duration:01:15:19

The Future of Modern Orthodoxy (pt. 2) - Rabbi Prof. Norman Lamm

1/13/2014
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In this briefing, Rabbi Lamm discusses the main characteristics that will determine the nature of Modern Orthodoxy and its place in the Jewish world.

Duration:00:23:06

The Future of Modern Orthodoxy (pt. 1) - Rabbi Prof. Norman Lamm

1/13/2014
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In this briefing, Rabbi Lamm discusses the main characteristics that will determine the nature of Modern Orthodoxy and its place in the Jewish world.

Duration:00:25:41

The Jewish Community of Sweden and its Challenges (pt. 1) - Rabbi Meir Horden

1/12/2014
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The Jewish Community of Sweden and its Challenges

Duration:00:32:13

The Jewish Community of Memphis, Tennessee (pt. 1) - Gerri Patterson

1/12/2014
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The Jewish Community of Memphis, Tennessee (pt. 1)

Duration:00:26:16

The Development of Dutch Anti-Semitism (pt. 1) - Meir Villegas Henriquez

1/12/2014
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The Development of Dutch Anti-Semitism (pt. 1) - Meir Villegas Henriquez

Duration:00:29:35

The Demographic Scare - Myth and Reality (pt. 1) - Amb. Yoram Ettinger

1/12/2014
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The Demographic Scare - Myth and Reality (pt. 1) - Amb. Yoram Ettinger

Duration:00:24:36

Soviet Jews and Holocaust Survivors in Old Age: A Comparison (pt. 1) - Allen Glicksman

1/12/2014
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Dr. Glicksman discusses the impact of family and community on health and well-being, and focuses on the relation of these two groups in the United States to the formal Jewish community and its institutions. Dr. Glicksman, fellow of the JCPA, is Director of Research and Evaluation at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is focused on the impact of religion, ethnicity/nationality, and...

Duration:00:32:51