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Stand Up

Jews are a tiny percentage of the population, but receive an outsize proportion of hate due to the disease that is antisemitism. Here are a few things you can do to fight back.


Use the Association of Jewish Libraries' solidarity logo above on your social media to show that you are an ally, and to encourage people to read Jewish books to learn about the Jewish community.

Share The Book of Life Podcast and other Jewish podcasts with your friends, including (especially) your gentile friends.

Read and share the Association of Jewish Libraries' statement on antisemitism of December 31, 2019.

Read and share the Love Your Neighbor lists of Jewish children's books recommended for ALL readers. For even more titles, check out The Book of Life's Field Guide to Jewish Kidlit.

Sign and share this petition, Book Community Statement of Solidarity Against Antisemitism.

If you see something, say something. Report antisemitic or other hate incidents to the Anti-Defamation League.

Reclaim the word "Jew." Don't allow antisemites to attach negative connotations to the word. Read Marc Oppenheimer's opinion piece in the New York Times, Reclaiming 'Jew'

Support the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, and if you are a Jewish or Muslim woman, become a member. Check out their Guide to Responding to Islamophobia and Antisemitism.

For more in-depth resources on teaching students to fight hatred and bigotry, check out Facing History and Ourselves and Teaching Tolerance.

Watch Tiffany Shlain's 10-minute video The Making of a Mensch for inspiration, share it with others to showcase the beauty of Jewish values, and check out Tiffany's website for other terrific films about our common humanity at Let It Ripple.



Please leave your comments below with your suggestions for additional ways to fight antisemitism.


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