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Anti-Semitism never takes long to surface, ranging from the desecration of Jewish graves and memory to violent attacks on people. AAP/NZN/Alastair Bull

Gaza war lets the anti-Semitic genie out of its Australian bottle

The Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has triggered a dramatic rise in global anti-Semitism. This has significantly undermined the collective well-being of the Jewish people. While the intensity of anti-Semitism…
Who owns the 1,400 ‘degenerate’ works found in the Munich flat of Cornelius Gurlitt? Marc Mueller/EPA

Art seized by the Nazis should go to Holocaust victims’ families

The large collection of paintings and drawings found in the Munich flat of the 80-year-old recluse, Cornelius Gurlitt, which came to wide public attention earlier this month, raises serious moral and legal…
Schama’s controlled emotion made for gripping viewing. Financial Times photos

Story of the Jews: Schama got it in the neck, but got it right

In nearly 40 years of teaching Jewish Studies at university the course I found hardest to deliver was my first-year “Introduction to Judaism”. It didn’t get any easier: the more I learned, the more I agonised…
Spurs fans: language reclaimers? Peter Byrne/PA

Tackle antisemitism, not the ‘Yid Army’ chants

Is it always wrong to use racial epithets, regardless of the context? It’s an old debate, recently revived and applied to football fans. The Football Association (FA), anti-racism campaigners and Jewish…
Anti-Semitic attacks have risen 30% worldwide over the past year, and we’ve seen incidents double in Australia. AAP/David Crosling

Global anti-Semitism: making sure ‘Never Again’ is not a hollow slogan

A recent report shows that anti-Semitic attacks worldwide were up by 30% last year, and that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Australia in that time almost doubled. The report - released by the…

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