How Hollywood Fights Anti-Semitism – and All Manner of Religious Intolerance (Guest Blog)

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If you happened to be at Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre on Friday night, you would have been shimmying and shaking to the combined voices of former Broadway performer and now cantor Ilysia Pierce, four-time Emmy-nominated composer Sharon Farber and an inner-city African American ensemble called The Spirit of David Choir. Their voices united against religious intolerance as they celebrated our shared heritage of freedom and memorialized the 50 people killed in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

So how does an entertainment industry-heavy Jewish temple fight against anti-Semitism? According to Rabbi David Baron, start by taking a holistic approach. “Many cultures share a common thread of oppression,” said Rabbi Baron. “As we celebrate Judaism in music and dance, we also fight against hate in the same way. Every year we celebrate with Patrick Bolton and the Spirit of David Choir because it brings our communities together. It is especially needed now.”

Friday night’s services drew actors Elliott Gould and Anne-Marie Johnson as well as Holocaust survivor and former tailor to the stars David Lenga, whose clients included everyone from Paul Newman to Groucho Marx.

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“I was amazed at the passion and comradeship that the inner city singers had with Temple of the Art’s congregation. My grandfather might have been appalled, but this is the way we fight against anti-Semitism now — with our brothers and sisters of other cultures,” Lenga observed.

Rabbi Baron opened Shabbat services with a prayer for the 50 dead from Christchurch’s Muslim community. His sermon bound together the communities that were sitting in the congregation. “We must recognize that when we call out anti-Semitic comments we are also fighting racism, and that if we permit a Congresswoman to spew hateful comments it sets the stage for hate filled fanatics to kill and maim. This poisoned fruit is sourced from the same poisoned tree of bigotry toward any minority.”

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When asked what is the most important thing that we can do to fight hate, Rabbi Baron advised, “we need to unify our voices. We are splintered within Judaism along political divides, and it’s gotten to a point where we have refused to speak with each other. We have to get over this, join with other cultures who have experienced oppression, link arms and speak out.”

The evening also recognized Zubin Mehta, Rabbi Baron, Holocaust survivor and hair dresser Bill Harvey and Leon Bass, an African American serviceman who was among the liberators who freed prisoners of Buchenwald concentration camp at the end of World War II. They all received a Mensch Award from Mensch Foundation founder Steven Geiger.

‘Broad City’ Star Ilana Glazer Event Canceled After ‘Kill All Jews’ Vandalism at Brooklyn Synagogue

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A political event hosted by “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer at a Brooklyn synagogue in New York was canceled Thursday night after someone vandalized the temple with anti-Semitic slurs, TheWrap has confirmed.

A custodian at Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights told the New York Post that several examples of hateful graffiti were found, including “Kill all Jews” written on one door.

Glazer was set to interview New York state senate candidates Andrew Gounardes and Jim Gaughran alongside journalist Amy Goodman. The event was set for 8:30 p.m., but was canceled about a half hour before it began, according to a rep for Union Temple.

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A rep for Glazer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. “I can’t put these 200 people who came to listen in a safe space … in that danger,” Glazer said Friday morning, according to Democracy Now on Twitter, an account associated with Goodman.

.@broadcity star and co-creator Ilana Glazer (@ilazer) decided to cancel an event with Amy Goodman at a Brooklyn synagogue Thursday night after the discovery of anti-Semitic messages on the walls: “I can’t put these 200 people who came to listen in a safe space… in that danger” pic.twitter.com/WY0RKR3Gcq

— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) November 2, 2018

That echoes what attendee Kathryn Gonzalez said on Facebook Thursday night: “[Glazer] didn’t feel comfortable ushering 200 people into the enclosed space.”

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“I hope it doesn’t have a chilling effect on people going to vote,” Gounardes told the NY Post. “We can’t afford to stand in the silence or be scared or intimated.” He added: “This is not the New York City that any of us want to be living in.”

The slurs are being investigated as a hate crime by New York City police.

The event’s shutdown comes less than a week after 11 people were murdered, along with several others that were injured, during a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Anti-Defamation League called it the “deadliest attack” on American Jews in the nation’s history.

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It also comes at a time of rising anti-Semitic attacks in New York City.

“Contrary to what are surely the prevailing assumptions, anti-Semitic incidents have constituted half of all hate crimes in New York this year, according to the Police Department,” The New York Times noted on Wednesday. “To put that figure in context, there have been four times as many crimes motivated by bias against Jews — 142 in all — as there have against blacks. Hate crimes against Jews have outnumbered hate crimes targeted at transgender people by a factor of 20.”

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Anti-Defamation League Calls Pittsburgh Shooting ‘Deadliest Attack’ on Jewish Community in U.S. History

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting an “unconscionable” crime that was “likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.”

The attack on the Tree of Life synagogue located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh killed 11 people and injured several others on Saturday morning. The suspect, Robert Bowers, was in “fair condition” after being shot, arrested and transported to a local hospital, according to law enforcement officials.

“Our hearts break for the families of those killed and injured at the Tree of Life Synagogue, and for the entire Jewish community of Pittsburgh,” ADL chief Jonathan A. Greenblatt said in a statement on Saturday. “This is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States. We are actively engaged with law enforcement to support their investigation and call on authorities to investigate this as a hate crime.”

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Bowers had routinely posted anti-Semitic comments on social media, including in the hours leading up to the attack. The FBI is approaching the shooting as a hate crime, FBI special agent Bob Jones said on Saturday. “This is the most horrific crime scene I’ve seen in my 22 years of law enforcement,” Jones said in a press briefing.

Greenblatt said the ADL will “remain steadfast” in fighting anti-Semitism following the attack.

“It is simply unconscionable for Jews to be targeted during worship on a Sabbath morning, and unthinkable that it would happen in the United States of America in this day and age,” Greeblatt said. “Unfortunately, this violent attack – the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in the United States since 2014 – occurs at time when ADL has reported a historic increase in both anti-Semitic incidents and anti-Semitic online harassment.”

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Three people were killed in a 2014 shooting at a Jewish community center near Kansas City, Kansas. Anti-Jewish incidents surged 60 percent in 2017, according to the ADL’s annual report released in February. Hate crimes against Jews have also spiked in other western countries, including France, where 50,000 Jews have fled the country since 2000, according to The New York Times.

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The Confused Ethics of Mark Zuckerberg – Let’s Definitely Not Judge Those Holocaust Deniers

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For someone so smart, how can Mark Zuckerberg be so very, very dumb?

Maybe it’s a lack of what we used to call a “liberal arts” education — a foundation in basic philosophy, history, ethics — although they used to teach that stuff at Harvard. Maybe it’s the moral confusion we sometimes see in very leftie liberals who are afraid to offend anyone at any time.

Zuckerberg clearly does not understand that free speech is the bedrock of a democratic society, but that it has its limits. This confusion is very concerning in someone who controls as large a platform as Facebook.

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For example: Holocaust denial, which is banned in both Germany and France because of the evident danger to free society posed by spreading poisonous lies. Denying the Holocaust is not an academic point of view or the result of random confusion — it is a deliberate tactic used to sustain and justify anti-Semitism. Those kinds of lies once led to the near-extinction of Zuckerberg’s own ancestral group, European Jews.

But bizarrely, Zuckerberg this week used Holocaust denial as the example of free speech that he would not want to suppress on Facebook.

In an interview with Recode’s  Kara Swisher (one of the only journalists whom he seems to grant interviews), Zuckerberg said when asked about regulating speech on Facebook:

Zuckerberg: I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened.

Swisher: Yes, there’s a lot.

Zuckerberg: I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong, but I think–

Here Swisher correctly interjects that this is probably not the case.

Swisher: In the case of the Holocaust deniers, they might be, but go ahead.

Zuckerberg plows on:

Zuckerberg: It’s hard to impugn intent and to understand the intent. I just think, as abhorrent as some of those examples are, I think the reality is also that I get things wrong when I speak publicly. I’m sure you do. I’m sure a lot of leaders and public figures we respect do too, and I just don’t think that it is the right thing to say, “We’re going to take someone off the platform if they get things wrong, even multiple times.” What we will do is we’ll say, “OK, you have your page, and if you’re not trying to organize harm against someone, or attacking someone, then you can put up that content on your page, even if people might disagree with it or find it offensive.” But that doesn’t mean that we have a responsibility to make it widely distributed in News Feed. I think we, actually, to the contrary–

That was a lot of words, and none of them very eloquent. Did Zuckerberg just compare Holocaust deniers to himself when he misspeaks in public?

For the record, Holocaust denial is usually the textbook example of why you sometimes need to regulate speech. (Yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater is another one.) Instead, Zuckerberg is using it as an example of why Facebook prefers to let everyone hash it out in public.

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After thoughtful people criticized him on Wednesday, Zuckerberg followed up with a note to Swisher saying he was misunderstood — “I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didn’t intend to defend the intent of people who deny that.” But that explanation still did not reflect an understanding that this is not a subject of debate among people of good will or that Facebook should have a position on this.

Yesterday, Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean Abraham Cooper said that Facebook officials told the Simon Wiesenthal Center in 2009 that Holocaust denial content would be removed from the platform.

“Holocaust denial is the quintessential ‘fake news,’” Cooper said in a statement. “The Nazi Holocaust is the most documented atrocity in history, allowing the canard of Holocaust denial to be posted on Facebook, or any other social media platform cannot be justified in the name of  ‘free exchange of ideas’ when the idea itself is based on a falsehood.”

Get it, Mark? People who control mass communication platforms have a responsibility to think about the intent of the people using the platform. Uncomfortable as it may be, Facebook morally and ethically must make judgement calls about the content being posted. Those of us in news organizations do it every day.

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The same goes for denying that the Sandy Hook massacre ever happened. It is immoral for Facebook to exercise no judgement around this content, aimed at spreading misinformation.

And yes, it’s complicated and sticky and a lot harder than coding Xs and Os.

The reality is that Zuckerbeg is winging it when it comes to making value judgements about the vast array of content on his platform. He doesn’t want to have to make decisions, dammit, that’s not why he started the thing.

Zuckerberg has demonstrated before his extreme discomfort with monitoring content, and his unwillingness to step in and make judgement calls. This moral abdication — this doing nothing — dovetails with Facebook’s profitable but questionable practice of mining the data of his users and then selling it to third parties even when he said he wasn’t doing so.

So now we can add Holocaust Denial to the list of things that the man who controls a communications platform with 2 billion-plus users does not understand.

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Roseanne Barr Says She’s Leaving Twitter Over ‘Anti-Semitism’

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We can all stop following @therealroseanne on Twitter now: Roseanne Barr says she’s leaving the social media platform over its “anti-Semitism.”

The “Roseanne” star believes that anti-Semitism is not banned on Twitter — and for that reason, she is out.

“I already deleted Facebook five years ago when the anti-Semitism there became toxic,” Barr wrote (among other things) on Saturday. “I am leaving all social media except Instagram.”

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Barr won’t actually be deleting her Twitter account, she specified. After all, the comedian says she plans to keep an eye on her DMs (direct messages) to “continue to introduce fighters to other fighters here.”

Here are the ABC sitcom star’s tweets on the matter today:

what is not targeted/shadow banned on twitter: anti semitism. Y?

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 19, 2018

Erev Rav =bad spies.

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 19, 2018

I must in good conscience leave Twitter. bye bye!

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 19, 2018

i already deleted facebook five years ago when the anti semitism there became toxic. I am leaving all social media except instagram.

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 19, 2018

today We heard Ten Utterances from G-d on Mt. Sinai! the ear is a labyrinth leading to the pineal gland. open it up! get enlightened!

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 19, 2018

i will still read my dm’s so that I can continue to introduce fighters to other fighters here.

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 19, 2018

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DIY Network Apologizes for Series Star’s On-Air Anti-Semitic Slur

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The DIY Network has issued an apology, after “Texas Flip N Move” star Toni Snow used the phrase “Jew us down” on an episode of the reality series, the New York Post reports.

The network also said that the phrase will be deleted, should the episode air again in the future.

“On a recent episode of ‘Texas Flip N Move,’ an inappropriate comment unfortunately made it past our team,” DIY said in a statement. “We were made aware of the issue shortly after it aired, and immediately pulled the episode to edit it for future broadcast.”

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“We apologize unreservedly for any offense caused,” the network continued.

According to the Post, Snow used the phrase during the Jan. 12 episode of the series, after she and sister Donna Snow struck a deal to sell a school bus to a musician who didn’t balk at their $36,000 asking price.

“You’re not even gonna bicker a little bit . . . Jew us down?” the Post quoted Snow as saying.

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Donald Trump Got His Eclipse Meme From a Guy Who Said, ‘We Have Enough of These Jews’

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Plenty of people had a ball mocking President Trump on Thursday, after he retweeted a meme of himself eclipsing his predecessor, Barack Obama.

But in retrospect, the situation might not be quite as funny as it first seemed.

It appears that the Twitter user who Trump re-tweeted also has some interesting thoughts about the Jews. As in, he’s had enough of them.

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In an August 20 tweet preserved by MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin and others, Jerry Travone — the man who Trump re-tweeted, wrote, “We have enough of these Jews where I live lol someone else take them. They just can’t drive.”

Mere coincidence, perhaps, but not an association Trump needs as he battles perceptions that he’s insufficiently critical of Nazism, following his tepid response to the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia protest earlier this month.

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In a Twitter video posted Thursday, Travone — described in his Twitter profile as a “Proud Trump supporter” — sought to clear the air on the tweet.

“Somebody pointed out a tweet that I, first of all, I thought was part of a hack or something,” he began. “But then I realized what that tweet was about. Was it tasteless? Absolutely. I didn’t word it right, and it should have been worded better.”

Travone continued, “If you heard what I was trying to say, it was about the infrastructure. the fact that when you drive through Lakewood in New Jersey, the majority .. it’s, like, overcrowded. It’s such a small area that a lot of people come from … they come from Israel, they’re mostly Jewish people, and they’re not used to driving in New Jersey, right? So what it is, is the infrastructure is so bad in New Jersey on that one stretch, and I was trying to bring up the fact that Donald Trump’s, our president’s, infrastructure bill, if it gets passed, it would be such an amazing thing for that section.”

Well, that clears things up!

Trump received criticism on Twitter on Thursday morning after retweeting a meme labeled, “Best eclipse ever,” which shows him blocking President Obama.

Many users were quick to point out that Trump is the moon blocking out the shining sun in this scenario, but as all-things political, plenty of people also defended Trump.

One user wrote, “This is actually correct. The Darkness of Trump has overtaken the brightness of Obama. The Sun is what gives us life and energy!”

Ed Krassenstein sent numerous messages mocking the meme and the vast majority of comments weren’t exactly positive for the Trump administration.

“Eclipses have no positive impact on earth, while the Sun is what provides the entire world with life! Keep that in mind,” he wrote. “The moon (Trump) is responsible for the changes in tides and bringing the crazy out in some people… The Sun (Obama) is what allows Earth to sustain itself as well as every plant, animal and human on the planet.”

Not to mention that, with the most recent solar eclipse occurring on Monday, Thursday’s tweet was just a little bit late to the game.

So the man whose eclipse meme Trump tweeted this morning was complaining about Jews a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/nYFPSAO4h4

– Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 24, 2017

Clearing the air on the Jewish tweet and talking about my love for this country and everyone in it https://t.co/bNqWlTDIC9

– Jerry Travone ???? (@JerryTravone) August 24, 2017

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Jay-Z’s ‘The Story of OJ’ Lyrics ‘Seem to Play Into Deep-Seated Anti-Semitic Stereotypes,’ Anti-Defamation League Says

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Jay-Z’s new album “4:44” might have enjoyed massive sales since its release last week, but the music icon hasn’t exactly earned raves from the Anti-Defamation League.

The ADL issued a statement calling out Jay-Z’s lyrics for the song “The Story of O.J.,” suggesting that the rapper is trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

In the song, Jay-Z raps, “You wanna know what’s more important than throwin’ away money at a strip club? Credit / You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it.”

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“The lyric does seem to play into deep-seated anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jews and money,” the ADL said. “The idea that Jews ‘own all the property’ in this country and have used credit to financially get ahead are odious and false. Yet, such notions have lingered in society for decades, and we are concerned that this lyric could feed into preconceived notions about Jews and alleged Jewish ‘control’ of the banks and finance.”

Despite the concern over the lyrics, the ADL stopped short of branding Jay-Z an anti-Semite.

“We do not believe it was Jay-Z’s intent to promote anti-Semitism,” the organization added.

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“On the contrary, we know that Jay-Z is someone who has used his celebrity in the past to speak out responsibly and forcefully against the evils of racism and anti-Semitism,” the ADL said.

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Haim Saban Calls DNC Chair Hopeful Keith Ellison ‘An Anti-Semitic’

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Univision chairman Haim Saban took issue with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is vying for the leadership post of the Democratic National Committee, calling him an “anti-Semitic and anti-Israel person,” Friday night at the 13th annual Saban Forum, the Times of Israel reports.

Saban interjected during a Q&A session at the event when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to comment on the Anti-Defamation League “disqualifying” Ellison for the DNC opening.

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“The fact that Keith Ellison is a Muslim is a non-issue,” Saban chimed in.”If you listen to Keith Ellison today and you see his statements, he’s more of a Zionist than Herzl, Ben-Gurion, and Begin combined. It’s amazing. It’s a beautiful thing. If you go back to his positions, his papers, his speeches, the way he has voted, he is clearly an anti-Semite, anti-Israel individual.

“Words matter and actions matter more. Keith Ellison would be a disaster for the relationship between the Jewish community and the Democratic Party.”

In November 2015, Saban, an Egyptian-born Israeli, said that the U.S. should step up its scrutiny of Muslims in the wake of the deadly ISIS attacks in Paris.

“I’m not suggesting we put Muslims through some kind of a torture room to get them to admit that they are or they’re not terrorists,” he told TheWrap. “But I am saying we should have more scrutiny.”

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