Roots of and Cures for Antisemitism Explored on “The Morning Show”June 7, 2021
- Dr. Rachel Fish, founding Executive Director of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism, and a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, will visit “The Morning Show” on Thursday, June 10th.
- Host Mary Jacobsen and guest host Alex Matthews, Congregational Leader of Newburyport’s Congregation Ahavas Achim, will interview Fish about the disturbing surge in antisemitic hate crimes after the recent clashes between Hamas and the Israeli military, as well as the urgency of recognizing antisemitic stereotypes about Jewish people and Jewish history in order to distinguish these distortions from legitimate criticisms some may have of the current Israeli government – criticisms shared by many Jewish persons in Israel and the U.S.
- Fish will discuss the ancient roots of scapegoating and false and dehumanizing views of the Jewish people and religion, and reasons why these persist even when they are often contradictory and absurd. She will talk about the role social media has played in amplifying antisemitic messages, and the importance of speaking out about disinformation and countering bias and lies with history and truth.
- Fish will also speak to the profound damage any and all forms of hatred, including antisemitism, do to the social fabric, and how none of us are immune from the illness of hatred as long as any of us are vulnerable to dehumanizing lies and the violence they engender.
- “The Morning Show” airs Thursday at 9 a.m. on Channel 9 and WJOP (FM 96.3) and will also be available on YouTube (click on YouTube at NCMHub.org). After broadcast, look on the YouTube Playlist for “The Morning Show.” Each show is also available on the Sound Cloud (click on the cloud at NCMHub.org).
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Newburyport Community Media