The attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh – the largest incident of violence against Jews in American history – comes at a time of increased hate-based rhetoric and violence in the United States. Join us for a teach-in featuring NYU scholars whose scholarship focuses on antisemitism and other forms of discrimination. The teach-in will be devoted to the task of analyzing the attack on the synagogue and other instances of anti-Jewish violence both in its relation to the long history of anti-Judaism and antisemitism and in relation to the recent rise of racism, xenophobia, and hate-based violence in the United States.
Featuring dialogue with:
Professor Robert Chazan, S H And Helen R Scheuer Professor of Jewish History, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Department of History
Professor Hasia Diner, Paul And Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Department of History
Professor Xavier Pickett, Visiting Assistant Professor, Program in Religious Studies
Professor Annette Yoshiko Reed, Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Program in Religious Studies
This event is open to the public.
We thank the NYU Religious Studies Program for their generous cosponsorship of this program.