Following the Second World War, the world said “never again” to the hatred that produced the Holocaust, but anti-Semitism, which was never fully eradicated in Europe, has returned with a vengeance. The currents driving this tragedy across Europe are several: the scapegoating of Jews for social decline by right-wing nationalists; the radicalization of Muslim immigrants by certain extremist Imams goading them to violence; and the “open-mindedness” of secularized Europe, which refuses to acknowledge Islamist violence and combat it. This toxic environment has led some to ask whether the Jews living in Europe today may soon leave the continent altogether.
To think about and try to address the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Europe, Rabbi Soloveichik spoke at an event about these matters, which took place on November 6th, 2017, and was hosted by The King’s College and Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is introduced by the Princeton professor Robert George.
This lecture was followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi Soloveichik, Robert George, Rabbi David G. Dalin, and the historian Mary Ann Glendon. It can be viewed here.
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