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The Jerusalem Declaration: Scholars Respond to Antisemitism
The definition of antisemitism according to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance has been widely adopted. It has also been criticized by some for being overly broad in its use and because it might have the potential to censor legitimate criticism of Israel. In 2021, a group of two hundred scholars released the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism as a corrective to what they believe are flaws in the IHRA definition. Given the recent eruption of antisemitism in the wake of conflict in the Middle East, the root causes of hatred against Jews are an even more urgent issue.
Join the scholars behind the declaration, professors Elissa Bemporad and Derek Penslar, in conversation with AJU’s Prof. Michael Berenbaum, to discuss this global endeavor and its resonance.
Michael Berenbaum is a Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University. He is a writer, a scholar and a creator of Museums. His work has been recognized by the Emmys and Academy Awards.