Exploring the ‘New Anti-Semitism’

Exploring the ‘New Anti-Semitism’

Reckoning with Post-Holocaust Anti-Semitism in Europe will be the topic of a public lecture on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers’ Douglass Campus Center, New Brunswick.

According to presenter Jonathan Judaken, Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities at Rhodes College, four key elements define this phenomenon: Holocaust denial, extreme Left anti-Zionism, Islamist Judeophobia, and anti-Israeli anti-racism. He will talk about the so-called “New Anti-Semitism” and explore how anti-Jewish vitriol is framed by the punditocracy, which often distorts the public’s understanding of the reality on the ground.

Judaken specializes in European cultural and intellectual history, Jews and Judaism, race and racism, existentialism, and post-Holocaust French philosophy. His publications include Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question: Anti-antisemitism and the Politics of the French Intellectual and Naming Race, Naming Racisms.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and the Center for European Studies at Rutgers University. Advance registration is requested; contact csjlrsvp@rci.rutgers.edu or 848-932-2033 or visit BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu.

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