Why shocking new data shows we can’t stop fighting hate | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The rise in extremism and antisemitism can only be answered one way.
Pa. voters stood up on Election Day. But defending democracy means playing the long game | Opinion
We must do all we can to continue to push back against the mainstreaming of hate and extremism.
What is Gab? A look at the far-right social media platform backing Doug Mastriano
It’s been referred to as a “haven” for white supremacists and neo-Nazis. It’s been linked to Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who has paid the platform for advertising. And it has been the focus of ire from state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the state’s Jewish Democratic nominee for governor, who has criticized his opponent for courting “antisemitic, racist, alt-right extremists” on the platform.
Democrats: Mastriano’s pursuit of extremist voters makes him unfit to serve as governor
Democrats and faith leaders urged Republican voters to reject gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano saying his effort to woo extremist voters on the Gab social media platform makes him unfit to lead Pennsylvania.
‘All of us share a responsibility to guard against hate,’ Wolf says as Pa. marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
“I owe my existence, the existence of my children to the Holocaust,” Schlossberg said. “This is a complicated legacy. There are traumas, the physical and psychological scars left by the agony that my grandparents suffered weighed on them, as it weighs on my mom, as it weighs on me."
Lawmakers, Jewish leaders announce $4.5M in security grants; call for permanent funding
Lawmakers from the House and Senate joined Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh on Thursday, as the nation and world observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day, to announce a new round of state funding for a program intended to keep marginalized and vulnerable communities safe from harm. “You all stepped up. You realized that our community, and all […]
Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022: We need to remember now more than ever | Opinion
We should all raise our voices to affirm that hate is hate, and that it is our responsibility to interrupt and disrupt antisemitism and other forms of hate whenever and wherever we witness it.
We are all Jews now. To fight anti-semitism, it’s time to don a Kippah | Bruce Ledewitz
Anti-Semitism threatens us all. We are all Jews. And we must show solidarity - here's an easy way to do that.
Will Philly NAACP boss who shared anti-Semitic meme run for another term at the top? He’s not saying
“[Muhammad] has not indicated to me that he’s planning to run or is not planning to run,” said Cofield, a member of the national NAACP board of directors.
Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021: 5 websites to help educate about the horrors of the Holocaust
For instance, a 2018 survey of 1,350 people age 18 and older found that 11 percent of U.S. adults and 22 percent of millennials had not heard of – or were not sure if they had heard of – the Holocaust.
National NAACP takes over Philly chapter after president’s anti-Semitic Facebook post
The executive committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP voted on Aug. 20 to dissolve itself and yield full control to the national office.
After an act of hate, community rallies for Harrisburg synagogue. Here’s what lawmakers can do next | Thursday Morning Coffee
Authorities are investigating swastikas painted on Kesher Israel Congregation in Harrisburg. Lawmakers can pass hate crimes legislation in response.