Week 45: Antisemitism Online Gathering

Week 45: Antisemitism Online Gathering

On November 9th we learned about antisemitism. Our guest was Fr. David M. Neuhaus SJ from the Pontifical Biblical Institute.

More about our guest:

David Mark Neuhaus SJ is superior of the Jesuit community in the Holy Land. He teaches Scripture in various institutions in Israel and Palestine. He completed a BA, MA and PhD (Political Science) at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He then completed pontifical degrees in theology and Scripture in Paris (Centre Sevres) and Rome (Pontifical Biblical Institute). He is emeritus Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel and Coordinator of the Pastoral among Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Israel.

You can read an interview with him here: https://brill.com/view/journals/jjs/4/4/article-p659_659.xml?language=en

Activism Time

Kumi Action is at:

Opposing antisemitism needs to be a worldwide action, so start at home. Do you know where the closest synagogue or Jewish center is to your home? Have you been there? Or, conversely, have you ever brought a non-Jewish friend to your synagogue or Jewish center?

Make it a point this week to reach out and make these connections:

  • Visit a synagogue (or invite a visitor).
  • Attend a class, prayer, or celebration at a synagogue.
  • Have coffee with the rabbi or other leader and have an informal discussion of antisemitism in your area.
  • Share the video of the spoken word piece (below) on social media, along with an explanation of how you are reaching out against antisemitism. 
  • Learn more about Jewish Voice for Peace (link below) and share about their work on social media. 

Encourage others to do likewise, and include a link to this page of the Kumi Now website along with the hashtags #Antisemitism, #KumiNow, and #Kumi45.

Jewish Voice for Peace: https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org 

Spoken word piece: “Speaking out against anti-semitism” by Laila K., Rachel R. and Yakirah M.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ1bLhdnHCk

From the Presentation/Chat

Coming after the session.