Hit the Ground Running
October 2015

As the new academic year progresses, LDB has been hosting a number of important events and chapter launches. LDB is monitoring campuses nationwide, pushing for stronger definitions of anti-Semitism, and providing comments to the United Nations. LDB appreciates your continued support and hopes that you will join in our continuous effort to fight anti-Semitism. 
Kenneth L. Marcus, Washington Post

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus's explained in the Washington Post that the University of California must protect both freedom of speech and the civil rights of all students - rather than choosing between these two sets of rights.

Michelle Yabes, Brandeis Blog
On September 16th UC regents decided to reject the proposed Statement of Principles Against Intolerance because it inadequately addressed the problem of anti-Semitism on UC campuses, the reason for which it was first proposed. Michelle Yabes details how the statement failed to serve UC students facing rising amounts of anti-Semitic incidents on campus. 

Kenneth L. Marcus, Washington Jewish Week

LDB's Kenneth L. Marcus explains the increasing need for a uniform definition of anti-Semitism, as well as further protection in the face of rising levels of anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses.

LDB Urges Strong Rights Protection
 Anne Crowell, Brandeis Blog  

On September 30th, LDB submitted invited comments to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Anne Crowell explains LDB's position on freedom of expression and freedom from discrimination, and their importance to civl society.  
BDS Hotline
Michelle Yabes, Brandeis Blog

LDB has partnered with several other groups on EndBDS, a new hotline aiming to help those being harassed or targeted by the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. EndBDS will aid students facing the extremism and anti-Semitism that stemsfrom anti-Israel attitudes on campus.
Chapter Launch at University of Washington

LDB is pleased to announce its next Law Student Chapter launch at the University of Washington on October 19 at 12pm. LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address students on campus anti-Semitism and how to combat it through legal means. This new chapter can help address anti-Semitism not only on their campus, but also in the Seattle region. 

Leading Anti-Semitism Scholars Urged UC President and Regents to Adopt Anti-Semitism Definition

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At the end of this past August, many of the world's leading scholars of anti-Semitism, including LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, issued an important joint letter that urged the University of California President Janet Napolitano and the University of California regents to adopt the U.S. State Department definition of anti-Semitism.

Recently Released Book Discusses Contemporary Anti-Semitism

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus's latest book, "The Definition of Anti-Semitism", was released on September 1 by Oxford University Press. The new book explores what anti-Semitism means in the contemporary world as well as discussing the connection between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, and to what extent it motivates anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses. Ruth Wisse, Professor Emerita at Harvard University and author of Jews and Power, praised the book, stating, "Marcus untangles an exceptionally gnarled subject and provides the solid, clear, and substantial groundwork for any future analysis or debate." 

"Deciphering the New Antisemitism" Reviews
Michelle Yabes, Brandeis Blog

Alvin Rosenfeld's latest book, "Deciphering the New Antisemitism", is comprised of 18 essays written by international scholars, including LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus. Due for release early next year, the anthology discusses a widerange of topics related to the increasing occurrences of anti-Semitism around the world. Rosenfeld is the director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at the University of Indiana, as well as a member of LDB's Academic Advisory board. 

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