"Call it what it is--it's the erasure of Jews."
In this episode, we talk about the massacre of eleven Jews during Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
We discuss the right-wing rhetoric--starting with the president--that currently encourages intolerance, racism, anti-Semitism. We talk about how to discuss anti-Semitism with children without also scaring them unnecessarily. And we talk about why the argument that "this was about anti-religiosity" isn't just foolish but also immoral in that it seeks to erase Jews from the narrative.
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Discussed This Week (including resources for discussing the Tree of Life massacre and anti-semitism generally with children):
- How to Talk to Children About Anti-Semitism (PJ Library)
- 4 Steps for Talking to Kids About the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting (Sivan Zakai, Kveller)
- Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate (Anti-Defamation League)
- What Jewish Schools are Telling Students About the Pittsburgh Shooting (Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic)
- How Trump and Republicans wield the politics of victimhood (Paul Waldman, Washington Post)
- The Bodyguard (Netflix)
- Hocus Pocus (Nish's house)
- Bang (Acorn TV)