Outsmarting Antisemitism

Outsmarting Antisemitism
We cannot let antisemitism define our Judaism, but we cannot ignore it either. 

Course Overview:    

Lesson One
The Eternal People
By taking another look at the statistics, studying our people’s remarkable perseverance, and exploring the concept of Providence, we can find eternal cause for confidence and optimism while we implement plans to secure ourselves and our communities.

Lesson Two
No Apologies
We look at some of the explanations for antisemitism that have been offered throughout the ages to emerge with an important principle: the problem with hating Jews lies not with the Jews but with the haters. Internalizing this hate is not a healthy response.

Lesson Three

The Promised Land
Today, hatred of Jews commonly manifests itself as antagonism toward the Jewish State. This class distinguishes all-out antisemitism from some more nuanced sub-strains. It also examines the state of Israel education and the very nature of Jewish nationhood.

Lesson Four

Change of Heart
Psychology, neuroscience, and recent history show us that neither friend nor foe should ever be taken for granted. With a bit of subtlety and conviction, and always with trust in G‑d, we find that the dark days of the past are no cause for pessimism ahead.

Four Wednesdays, starting November 3 rd at 7:30pm
at ARIEL - 6701 Old Pimlico Road, Baltimore MD 21209

Textbooks - $30.