Can your community gain clarity in understanding the lines of anti-Semitism today and how this affect religious divides?
Call to Action
Defamation tells the story of Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir’s journey to document and test the boundaries of what is anti-Semitism and what is legitimate criticism two generations after the Holocaust.
Defamation can help your community:
•Examine areas of religious intolerance that exist in their community and form a committee to create multifaith conversation with Jewish organizations.
•Create an event for youth and openly address religious intolerance and anti-Semitism and the questions they may have.
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Auburn recommends the anti-Defamation League for more information on anti-Semitism.
Synopsis and Purchase Information
What is anti-Semitism today, two generations after the Holocaust? Director Yoav Shamir travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the “oldest hatred", and comes up with some startling answers. The film questions perceptions and terminology and examines when an event proclaimed by some as anti-Semitic and is described by others as legitimate criticism. Opinions often differ and tempers sometimes flare, but in Defamation we find that one thing is certain - only by understanding their response to anti-Semitism can we really appreciate how Jews today, and especially modern Israelis, respond to the world around them, in New York and in Moscow, in Gaza and Tel Aviv.
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