Moment Zoominar: How Should We Define Antisemitism—and Who Should Define It? with Dina Porat and Mark Weitzman

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism has been endorsed by 30 countries and hundreds of organizations worldwide yet remains the subject of fierce debate. Dina Porat, head of the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University and Mark Weitzman, director of government affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, are in conversation with Ira Forman, Moment Institute Senior Fellow and former U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, about what’s behind the debate and what’s at stake. Malcolm Hoenlein, vice chair and William Daroff, CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations also participate.

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Women Resistance Fighters

Moment Zoominar: Women Resistance Fighters during the Holocaust with Author Judy Batalion, Filmmaker Aviva Kempner and Psychologist Eva Fogelman

Judy Batalion, author of The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos discusses the young women who found different ways of fighting back against the Nazis, with filmmaker Aviva Kempner, who produced and conceived of the film Partisans of Vilna: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during World War II. The program is moderated by psychologist Dr. Eva Fogelman, a pioneer in the treatment of psychological effects of the Holocaust on survivors and their descendants and author of Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust.

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Moment Zoominar: Laughing at Myself with Father and Son Duo former Congressman Dan Glickman and Hollywood producer Jonathan Glickman

Dan Glickman has done it all – from serving in the U.S. House of Representative to becoming the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to serving as Chairman of the Motion Picture Association. In his new book, Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies, Dan shares how a Jewish midwestern kid with Russian and Eastern European immigrant grandparents made his way from Kansas to Washington, DC and Hollywood and survived to tell the story. Glickman is interviewed by his son, Hollywood producer and former president of MGM Motion Picture Group, Jonathan Glickman. Held in celebration of Father’s Day.

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Moment Zoominar: To All Who Call in Truth with Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren and Journalist A.J. Jacobs

Former Israeli ambassador to the United States, former Knesset member, historian and prolific author Michael Oren discusses his latest novel, To All Who Call in Truth, a story about passion, betrayal, adolescence, and murder, drawing on his own experiences as a teenager growing up in New Jersey in the early 1970s. He also talks about current events in Israel. Michael is in conversation with journalist and bestselling New York Times author A.J. Jacobs.

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