Surviving the Persistence of Antisemitism


Professor Robert Jan van Pelt joined host Steve Paikin and panelists Derek Penslar, the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University, and writer Dara Horn, author of "People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present;" on TVO's 'The Agenda' this past Wednesday.

It takes about two minutes on social media to run across anti-Jewish attacks and tropes. Antisemitism has been the most reported hate crime in Ontario's capital city for several years running. Violence and vandalism have struck synagogues in the U.S. and beyond. And of course, that's all against a historical experience of genocide that few communities have had to face. In short, it's unrelenting. What does that do to Jewish identities and communities?