Grades 6-12 | IsraEd presents Anti-semitism: What is it and Why is it Wrong - Nov 14, 2019 12:10pm EST
About this event:
In observance of International Tolerance Day, this program will focus on anti-semitism. Unfortunately, baseless hatred of different races and religions has a long history and is problem in the US and outside it. It a problem seen in the educated and the uneducated. With the presence of social media the spreading of misinformation is easier then ever before, and therefore it is incumbent upon us to educate towards understanding and acceptance.Anti-semitism and all other forms of hatred. In the case of the Jewish people, hatred has existed since Biblical times. At times anti-semitism and certain other forms of hatred was rooted in religious beliefs and at other times it, as with so much hatred, was used as tool of scapegoating. Whether it be accusations that Jews caused the Black Death in the Middle Ages or that Jews killed non-Jewish children to use their blood on Passover, these wild ideas took hold. Of course the culmination of this phenomenon was the Holocaust. In this session we will learn of the origins of anti-semitism and how it manifests today. We will discuss the dangers of this behavior and how we as responsible “global citizens” must not be accepting of it.
Grade Range: 6-12
Curriculum: Social Studies – World History, Cultural Studies