Judy Banki, Senior Advisor, Interreligious Affairs, Tanenbaum
- Read – Antisemitism – What, Where, and Why?: Defining precisely what is – and is not – antisemitism is challenging. This fact sheet looks at what antisemitism is, how it evolved, and whether it’s unique. With this resource, we intend to provide a brief overview of a vast and complicated topic.
- Read – Teaching The Holocaust: Why Education Fosters Empathy: A reflection from Tanenbaum CEO, Rev. Mark Fowler examining alarming findings from the first ever 50-state Holocaust Knowledge survey across millennials and Generation Z to advocate for national, and global, Holocaust education.
- Watch – What do Antisemitism and Anti-Immigrant Hate Have in Common: A written reflection that examines the parallels between rising antisemitism and anti-immigrant hate.
- Watch – What Does Antisemitism Sound Like – Dr. Leonard S. Polonsky CBE: We’re sharing one man’s story about his first encounter with antisemitism. It tells us what it sounded like in his youth, and helps us understand what that felt like—and still feels like today. Because antisemitism isn’t just some abstract idea. It’s real. And it hurts.
- Watch – Confronting Hate: Examining Antisemitism Through Religious and Ideological World Views: A discussion about the newly released biography of Rabbi Tanenbaum, Confronting Hate: The Untold Story of the Rabbi Who Stood Up for Human Rights, Racial Justice, and Religious Reconciliation.
Learn About Islam
Martin Luther King, Jr. Credit: Unseen Histories
- Read – Martin Luther King Jr.: Faith and Nonviolent Protest: A fact sheet sharing the many ways King put his nonviolence values into action, the obstacles he encountered, and his inspiring resolve.
- Read – Opposition to Places of Worship and Religious Practices in the U.S.: This resource highlights a few examples of religions that have been targeted.
- Read – Religious & Spiritual Approaches to Anti-Racism: Religious and spiritual communities are actively engaged in anti-racism work. This fact sheet highlights organizations and initiatives working to move the needle toward justice.
- Read – The Backlash Against Teaching about Islam: An article that explores the widespread opposition to teaching about Islam; and why teaching about religions (including Islam) can be valuable for students.
- Watch – A Path Forward: Confronting Hate in America: Tanenbaum collaborated with Arno Michaelis, a former leader in the skinhead movement and now a peacebuilder, who pushed former white supremacist Ken Parker to meet his first Jew. Arno introduced Ken to Tamara Meyer, a Jewish Holocaust Educator, and to race relations expert Daryl Davis. And they videotaped Ken “break bread with a Jew,” — something he previously vowed never to do, relinquishing all of his KKK memorabilia to Daryl, and discussing his regrets.
- Watch – Arno: A Transformation Story: In this short video, former white supremacist Arno Michaelis shares why he became a neo-Nazi, how he became exhausted by hatred, and how unexpected kindness changed the course of his life.
- Watch – Pathways for Healing: An Interview with Michael Signer: In an interview with Joyce Dubensky, former Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer reflects on the aftermath of the Unite the Right Rally and shares 3 pathways for healing.
Raise Your Awareness
Panelists Mubin Shaikh and Arno Michaelis in conversation during Tanenbaum’s Courageous Conversations event at Brooklyn Law School
Supremacy and Extremism