March 28, 2018
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08/20/2018 01:31:55 pm
First came images of ovens, followed by a Twitter storm of anti-Semitism: “Jews are the biggest murderers of Levantines,” one read. “Hostile foreign power?” another asked, before answering, “Jews.”
Deputy Washington editor of the New York Times, Jonathan Weisman has a pretty conspicuous last name, so he was an easy Twitter target for the wave of such attacks that erupted during the 2016 election. All too familiar with old clichés about Jews as leftist anarchists, Wall Street profiteers or money-bags Israeli war financiers, he suddenly wondered: How has the Jewish experience changed?
In his new book, (((Semitism))), Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump, Weisman explores the disconnect between his own sense of Jewish identity and the expectations of his detractors and supporters.
Join us for an evening with the author, whose latest release couldn’t be timelier.
Includes a copy of the book