April 2018: Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Anti-Semitism

Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Anti-Semitism


An Open Lecture and Discussion for Clergy and Community by Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin

Co-Sponsored by Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, and Saint Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN)

Friday, April 27, 2018
9 – 10:30 am
Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St Paul

$10/Person. Please RSVP by April 13 – RSVP here or 651-698-3881. Light breakfast served.

A survey of the oldest ‘ism’ from Paul to the city of St Paul.

  • How does anti-Semitism intersect with the scourges of Islamophobia and racism?
  • How is anti-Semitism unique among the ‘isms’ in church and state?
  • How does anti-Semitism manifest itself on the left and on the right of the political spectrum?
  • How are cultural norms shifting and why should that concern you as an American?

Rabbi Salkin is blessed with a national and international reputation as one of America’s most quoted rabbis and thought leaders. His words have been cited in The New York Times, The New Republic, and USA Today. He has appeared on many television and radio programs, and has spoken in more than a hundred communities, including in Israel, Great Britain, Cuba, and Poland. His colleagues describe him as “intellectually fearless;” “an activist for Jewish ideas;” and “a public intellectual of the pulpit.”

Rabbi Salkin’s books have been published by Jewish Lights Publishing and the Jewish Publication Society. His books have dealt with such subjects as the spirituality of career, masculinity, Israel, righteous gentiles, and Jewish history. Several of his books have won national awards. Rabbi Salkin has been named responsible for the spiritual revival of bar and bat mitzvah in America – largely through his first book, Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Jewish Lights Publishing). His new book, The JPS Bnai Mitzvah Torah Commentary, was published in Spring, 2017.

Rabbi Salkin’s blog, “Martini Judaism – for those who want to be shaken and stirred,” won the 2015 Religion Communicators Council (RCC) Wilbur Award for Faith-based Blogs. His essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including The Washington Post, Forward, JTA, Tablet, Wall Street Journal, Moment, The Jewish Week and Readers Digest.