I remember going to Eric Garner’s funeral in 2014. And I remember the fights I had with conservative family members after it.
This piece by Batya Ungar-Sargon has me literally shaking. In it, she calls writers of color risking their jobs to call out an editor a “mob.”
The reason this is upsetting to me is because of the way Batya has treated writers, including myself.
Elad NehoraiToday’s protest in Huntington Beach:
A case study in how opposition to the shutdown is deeply tied to hate, antisemitism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, racism, and authoritarianism.
You can’t separate these issues from opposition to the lockdown.
A preacher who said coronavirus was overhyped has died after catching the virus at Mardi Gras.
Elad NehoraiReading the interviews with the people whose father died because he bought into Trump’s words that the virus was overhyped is physically painful.
Even after losing a loved one, they can’t criticize Trump. Instead they decry the media.
The attorney general levied federal hate-crime charges against a woman accused of anti-Semitic assaults, including one after she was released without bail.
Elad NehoraiIf you think this is about protecting Jews, I have a bridge to sell you.
This is about returning to a punitive justice system that is already deeply pitted against black people in New York. And there is zero evidence it will actually make Jews safer.
The secretary of state has been drawn deeply into the Ukraine scandal, with a parade of his diplomats testifying. He is sticking by the president.
Elad Nehorai“Many diplomats now contend that Mr. Pompeo has done more damage to the 75,000-person agency than even his predecessor Rex Tillerson, an aloof oil executive reviled by department employees.”
Homegrown nativists strongly dislike both groups, which ought to help them work toward mutual understanding.
Elad Nehorai"The more strongly respondents identify with the Republican Party, the more negatively inclined they were toward the rights of Jews, both at home and abroad."
The "both sides are the same" argument about antisemitism rings more hollow every day.
When looking at the rising rates of attacks against Haredi and Hassidic Jews, it’s important to ask how we got to this point.
Elad Nehorai“No other minority group in this country would be subjected to this sort of rhetorical abuse — to say nothing of the violent attacks — and see the same sort of wholesale hand-waving we see when Orthodox Jews are abused.”
"Several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent," the Times correspondent reported.
Elad Nehorai“But several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch masses of followers...”
He asks: 'What could cause more great suffering than what they did in the name of immigration law?'
Elad NehoraiThe last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials just described the family separation crisis as a “crime against humanity.”
This is no game. This is no time for arguing over semantics.
We simply must be laser focused on the horror at the border.
In a significant escalation, policymakers are seeking to undermine or discard research showing the most dire risks of inaction on climate change.
Elad Nehorai“”The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” said William Happer, who serves on the National Security Council as the president’s deputy assistant for emerging technologies.”
I do not know why God spared my life in my Poway synagogue. All I can do is make this borrowed time matter.
Elad NehoraiAbsolutely beautiful piece by the rabbi of the Chabad of Poway, declaring his redoubled commitment to Judaism.
I am excited to go to shul this Shabbat. We will send the message together: their attempt to extinguish our light will only make it stronger.
The synagogue shooter reportedly said he tried to burn down a mosque first. The connection between these two crimes screams at us to pay attention.
Elad NehoraiEssential reading by my friend @MazMHussain. Please read.
And on a personal note, as tragic as all this is, I can’t help but feel some pride that a Jew and a Muslim wrote similar pieces with similar messages: that we are united in this fight.
It's time that we looked at the Holocaust differently. Here are twenty pictures to help us do just that.
Elad NehoraiMy collection of Holocaust photos that show the story in a new light. One of defiance, strength, and human will.
In times like today, remembering that human dignity can’t be extinguished, and to resist hate at all costs, seems more important than ever.
The world likes to think Jews look a particular way: they're all white (Ashkenaz), nerdy, JAPy, whatever. It's time break those stereotypes down.
Elad NehoraiI also created this list of photos to remind the world of the diversity of Jews. Now I see some of the same people who shared it also sharing conspiracy theories about Jews of color they disagree with.
Again, it’s easier to value diversity in theory.
From the blog of Debbie Hall at The Times of Israel
Elad Nehorai“I’d never heard the term, Yamim Noraim.”
Fascinating how the people who try to be the gatekeepers of their faith can be so ignorant of it.
It’s almost like something else was motivating them.
This is why we need to face racism in the Jewish community.
In Florida’s deeply conservative Panhandle, federal prison workers were already struggling after Hurricane Michael. Then came the government shutdown.
Elad Nehorai“I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”
A Trump voter.
When you vote for someone to hurt others, you should not be surprised when you are the one who ends up hurt.
Cardiff Central AM suspended from Labour in the assembly after criticism of remarks about Jewish people.
Elad Nehorai“Jenny Rathbone suggested Jewish people's security fears could be "in their own heads".”
Man, so many people just really want us to believe that antisemitism is our own neurosis.
If only we’d just shut up and accept their hate. But we won’t.