Monday, August 11, 2014

Quote of the Week: Anti-Semitism

In May, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum interviewed Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks for their Voices on Antisemitism podcast series. His comments seem especially appropriate in the current global climate.
"People trying to understand antisemitism study Jews, but Jews are always only the objects of antisemitism, they are never the cause of antisemitism. And the result is that you find antisemitism in countries like Japan that have no Jews at all. So when you try and understand antisemitism by looking at Jews you're looking in the wrong place. To understand antisemitism you have to learn to understand antisemites."
Listen to the entire insightful interview with Rabbi Sacks here and subscribe to future USHMM podcasts for free on iTunes.