Anti-Semitism: The Bug in the Software of the West

February 25th, 2017 — Shabbat Mishpatim

Rabbi Sharon Brous

The Torah warns of an unwillingness to accept new circumstances that call for a shift in consciousness. The surge of anti-Semitism in the US awakens us to two new realities: many of us have rejected a Jewish identity predicated on fear of anti-Semitism, and must now admit that this is real and it’s dangerous. Others can’t believe that Muslim-Americans can be our allies in the fight against anti-Semitism, and yet they’ve been the first to step up.