How to Fight Anti-Semitism at Work

Ever since the October 7 attack on Israel, tensions between supporters of Israel and supporters of Palestinians have been running high, with both Muslim and Jewish groups reporting an increase in hate crimes.  Leading law firms have revoked offer letters to students who signed public letters supporting Palestine, and the Anti-Defamation League has reported a nearly 400 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks.

Let’s be clear: Anti-Semitism has no place in the workplace. Employment attorneys Eric Meyer, Amy Epstein Gluck, Jonathan Segal, and Gregory Slotnick recently presented a whole webinar on the topic.

You can watch the full webinar on YouTube. But here is what you need to know as a business owner.

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12 thoughts on “How to Fight Anti-Semitism at Work

  1. Thank you for addressing this. Anti-semitism seems to be the last acceptable form of bigotry. It needs to be addressed in every venue possible. However, it is strange that when I click on the link provided to read more – it says that the article can’t be found.

  2. Your link label of leading law firms revoking offers from law students are not because they signed letters supporting Palestine. In fact, the only letter specifically cited in the link is one that claimed that Israel was solely responsible for the Hamas attack. These letters aren’t the calls for humanitarian aid, calling for looser restrictions on Palestinians, cease fire talks, or showing concern for the innocents trapped in between Israel and Hamas. If you can’t even honestly frame the articles you’re linking to, why should we believe you on anything else?

  3. Fighting Anti-Semitism at Work is all fine and dandy, but I believe it’s equally important to protect the people that are aligned with Palestine, as well. Yes, Hammas is terrible, but the civilians in Gaza are paying for their actions at a horrific rate.

      1. Have attacks on Muslims risen by over 400% since October 7? Why is it, that when people bring up the issue of anti-semitism, there is always the wha- aboutism of Islamophobia? Even the WH press secretary did it. If you truly believed that we should be against hate of all kinds, you would allow for the discussion to center on THIS issue, and this issue alone for just a minute.

        1. “Have attacks on Muslims risen by over 400% since October 7?”

          Not quite as high a percentage (so far), but yes, attacks on Muslims have spiked pretty dramatically. Dramatically enough that even NPR recognizes it (and have been surprisingly unbiased, for a change, on their coverage of the fact that there’s two side to the conflict).

          So if you want to discuss anti-Semitic attacks *only*, then, to avoid raging hypocrisy, you must also demand we discuss *only* anti-Muslim attacks as well.

          1. I never said not to address anti-Muslim hate. What I said was that this post was SPECIFICALLY about anti-semitic hate, and instead of addressing that issue, most replies seem to be what-aboutism. Why? If this post were specifically about anti-Muslim hate, I am positive that no one would bring up anti-semitism. I know the reason why. Do you?

            1. “I never said not to address anti-Muslim hate.”

              You didn’t mention it at all. Very few people do, despite it being every bit as much of the current conflict as anti-Semitism, and every bit as violent.

              You can’t expect anything but more conflict if you refuse to talk about half the issue. There’s no good guys in this conflict – everybody is at fault, and has been for half a century (or millennia, really). Everybody. As long as we ignore that, it will continue.

  4. Labeling any group of individuals in a negative fashion because of differences ( beliefs, race, culture) is biased in the highest negative form. I don’t need access to links to remember what has happened historically plus not remember how my own grandparents had to deal with bias when they arrived here in the USA in 1904. Certain trades and skills have always attracted a certain type of person who thinks less about the fun of the skill and more about improving the skill, which people who value fun over skill development always have been envious of plus looking different from the more popular looks makes it easy to ridicule. Plus it doesn’t help with the tendency of today’s youth to cancel true historical facts because it’s not stated in the CRSE version despite today’s tendency to repeat the same mistake all over again. in a “fresh new way” called diversity but the modern version of being biased. Anyone who uses children as shields doesn’t deserve my sympathy.

  5. If you’re on a forum mostly to argue politics, use a ‘nym and keep your name secret. Then you won’t have to worry about either a busybody boss or third parties who practice cancel culture.

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