Anti-Semitism & Bigotry

The Nazi Olympics

In August 1936, the Nazi regime tried to camouflage its violent racist policies while it hosted the Summer Olympics.

The Swastika’s Origins

Although the hooked cross predates the Nazi flag by 5,000 years, today it is widely considered a hate symbol.

Conspiracy Theories and the Jews

From medieval blood libels to the attacks of September 11, Jews have been a favorite subject for conspiracists.

The Lynching of Leo Frank

Falsely accused of murdering a girl, a Jewish man was killed by a white mob in Georgia in 1915.

The Dreyfus Affair

The espionage conviction of a French military officer was a watershed event in the history of European anti-Semitism.

Passover and Blood Libel in the Middle Ages

The joy of the holiday is overshadowed by anti-Semitic violence.

What Eastern European Jews Did on Christmas

A day to play games and avoid Torah study.

Why I Wear My Kippah More Now

On outwardly religious apparel in the post-Charlottesville world.

Henry Ford Invents a Jewish Conspiracy

In 1927, Ford's anti-Semitism brought him, for one of the few times in his life, to humiliation.

Blood of Damascus

When several prominent Jews in Damascus were accused of using non-Jewish blood to make matzah, the Jews of the world banded together to fight back. American Jewry specifically experienced its first taste of successful, united action.