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Friday, October 28, 2022

Antizionism at Berkeley Law


Dear Friend, 

The past few weeks have been quite concerning for American Jewry, especially in our West Coast community. From antisemitic signs unfurled on the 405, antisemitic comments by Kanye West, and antizionism at Berkeley Law School, it all can feel a bit unsettling.
I found some solace in a conversation on the most recent episode of the Identity/Crisis podcast, Antizionism at Berkeley Law. Ethan Katz, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at U.C. Berkeley, and Masua Sagiv, Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at U.C. Berkeley, joined Yehuda Kurtzer for a discussion of their experiences on campus, the national Jewish media’s response, and what we can learn from these moments of Jewish vulnerability.
As we head into Shabbat, I hope their reflections help you as they helped me to understand this complex and highly emotional issue. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please do not hesitate to be in touch.


David Katz

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropic Initiatives, West Coast
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

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