What we’re reading—and watching—this week.
When important baseball games fall on Shabbat or the High Holy Days, what’s a Jewish baseball player to do?
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.
The “No Fear” rally was designed to present a Jewish community united in its concern over recent spikes in attacks and in hatred directed at Jews.