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Pittsburgh massacre: A toxic soup of anti-Semitism online is feeding hatred

The Pittsburgh massacre is only the latest, worst instance of rising anti-Semitism. Americans of conscience must now push back

Pittsburgh  |  Usa  |  Trump

Jonathan A. Greenblatt | NYT 

This has been a very difficult 24 hours for the Jewish community — and for America. What started as a normal Sabbath for Jews — a time to be with family and community, celebrate bar and bat mitzvahs, hold baby namings, pray to God — ended with news of the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. While the horror of this massacre is shocking, it is not entirely surprising. At the Anti-Defamation League, we have been tracking and fighting anti-Semitism for over a century. And while Jews ...

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First Published: Mon, October 29 2018. 11:16 IST