In this podcast, the Tikvah Fund’s Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ruth Wisse, joins Eric Cohen to discuss her 2015 Mosaic essay, “Anti-Semitism Goes to School.” Drawing on her experiences at Harvard University and elsewhere, Wisse argues that there has been a resurgence of anti-Semitism on campus, often centered on attempts to delegitimize the Jewish state and assail what Israel represents. Despite ideological pressure on campus to stifle bigotry, Jews are the “one licensed exception … the only campus minority against whom hostility is condoned.” Wisse and Cohen examine what the new campus anti-Semitism means for American Jews, the future of the America-Israel relationship, and the choices that face pro-Israel young people attending American colleges.
- Yuval Levin on religious liberty
- Elliott Abrams on American Jews and Israel
- Meir Soloveichik on “Confrontation”
More about: • America, Israel, and the Middle East • Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism • Jewish Education • The American Jewish Experience • Tikvah Podcasts • Zionism
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