Attention On Hate Speech Drives Donations To Fight Anti-Semitism

Source: NPR

Jewish groups have broadened their work to oppose all forms of bigotry. Following the violence in Charlottesville, Va., more non-Jews see the reality of anti-Semitism and join the fight against it.


The Charlottesville protesters claimed they marched to defend Confederate memorials, but much of their venom was directed at Jews. NPR’s Tom Gjelten reports on how that hate speech and vitriol is driving many Americans to donate to organizations that fight anti-Semitism.

TOM GJELTEN, BYLINE: Jewish community centers were founded to serve the Jewish immigrant population. Today, many of them serve anyone who comes in. Michael Feinstein directs the JCC in Bethesda, Md.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: We’re still probably 85 percent Jewish, but I’ve been noticing more and more non-Jewish members coming in and using our fitness center. We have non-Jewish families coming to our preschool. And we have many non-Jewish families in our day camp as well.

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  1. This is exactly what we need to do, we all need to unite and stand together Jew or not, Muslim or not, Christian or not… we have all the same nationality, that is we are all humans. When we need blood, do we see race; when we need a trans plant do we inquire religion; when we graft skin on burnt victims do we advise them our sexual preferences;to hire police or firefighters or sesrch&rescue do we advertise gender specific? No than why are not united else wise???

  2. This is what we all need to think, we should serve humanity by not thinking about religion or gender.

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