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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

How to Fight Antisemitism


In November 2018 I posted about the Love Your Neighbor series of book lists that I helped create for the Association of Jewish Libraries, in response to the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh in October of that year. You can read about the project in Tablet Magazine, here.

With the upsurge of antisemitic hate crimes that took place during Hanukkah 2019, we decided it was time to add to the Love Your Neighbor series. The series now includes five lists. The newest addition focuses on Orthodox Jews, because they were a target for so much of the recent hate.

I am also very happy to share The Book of Life's new resource page, Stand Up. This is a growing collection of suggestions for Jews and allies, for standing up to antisemitism. One of the suggestions is sharing the Love Your Neighbor series with readers of ALL backgrounds.

The Love Your Neighbor series includes:
Each title on the lists is linked to an online bookseller. You can also find them in public and synagogue libraries, and at Judaica shops and bookstores.

Use these titles for library and bookstore storytimes and displays, for classroom reading, for book club selections, for diversity projects, and for blog post topics. Use them anywhere and everywhere, to hold up mirrors and open windows to the Jewish experience!


1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...

I'm one of the people of all backgrounds who needs the Love your Neighbour list...