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How to Fight Anti-Semitism

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The prescient New York Times writer delivers an urgent wake-up call to all Americans exposing the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in this country - and explains what we can do to defeat it.

"Stunning...Bari Weiss is heroic, fearless, brilliant and big-hearted. Most importantly, she is right." (Lisa Taddeo, number one New York Times best-selling author of Three Women)

On October 27, 2018, 11 Jews were gunned down as they prayed at their synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.

For most Americans, the massacre at Tree of Life, the synagogue where Bari Weiss became a bat mitzvah, came as a total shock. But anti-Semitism is the oldest hatred, commonplace across the Middle East and on the rise for years in Europe. So that terrible morning in Pittsburgh raised a question Americans can no longer avoid: Could it happen here?

This audiobook is Weiss' answer.

Like many, Weiss long believed this country could escape the rising tide of anti-Semitism. But now the luckiest Jews in history are beginning to face a three-headed dragon known all too well to Jews of other times and places: the physical fear of violent assault, the moral fear of ideological vilification, and the political fear of resurgent fascism and populism.

No longer the exclusive province of the far right, the far left, and assorted religious bigots, anti-Semitism now finds a home in identity politics and the reaction against identity politics, in the renewal of America First isolationism and the rise of one-world socialism, and in the spread of Islamist ideas into unlikely places. A hatred that was, until recently, reliably taboo, anti-Semitism is migrating toward the mainstream, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all.

Weiss' cri de coeur is an unnerving reminder that Jews must never lose their hard-won instinct for danger, and a powerful case for renewing Jewish and American values in uncertain times from one of our most provocative writers. Not just for the sake of America’s Jews, but for the sake of America.

Praise for How to Fight Anti-Semitism

“What Heinrich Graetz required six volumes of Jewish history to encompass, Bari Weiss has achieved with remarkable succinctness. This important book will engender a thousand conversations.” (Cynthia Ozick)

“Her childhood synagogue in Pittsburgh was the site of last year’s Shabbat morning massacre. This passionate, vividly written, regularly insightful book is her pained, fighting elegy.” (The Guardian)

“A bold summons to confront humanity’s oldest hatred.” (National Review)

©2019 Bari Weiss (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critiques

"How to Fight Anti-Semitism is violently stunning. It broke my heart - and then made me want to repair someone else’s. In these pages and everywhere else, Bari Weiss is heroic, fearless, brilliant, and big-hearted. Most important, she is right." (Lisa Taddeo, best-selling author of Three Women)

"This is the most important book you will read this year. Concise, morally certain, it’s a bullet train from the first sentence to the last. There needs to be a copy in every classroom in the country. If you think something dark is rising, you’re right. What can you do? This is what you do." (Caitlin Flanagan, staff writer, The Atlantic, and author of To Hell with All That)

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  • Discerning David
  • 20/09/2019

Insightful, shocking, factual, an important moment in history that has largely gone unnoticed.

Articulate but not verbose, explosive but not dogmatic, this is the most up-to-date, complete, and accurate accounting of the phenomenon to-date. Required reading for anyone interested in better understanding and combatting modern antisemitism from both the Right and the Left. Potentially jarring for those who haven’t previously researched this topic with accurate information or instruction—prepare to reevaluate some beliefs you may have mistakenly held prior to reading. Weiss’ performance in the audiobook is also excellent.

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  • J. Busis
  • 01/10/2019

Excellent summary of the current situation

Important and compelling look at all facets of contemporary anti-Semitism. Special treat to have it read by the author. Listen today with an open mind.

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  • Steve Salzberg
  • 20/09/2019

An important book for our timr

Barri Weiss clearly lays out many of the overt and subtle signs of antisemitism. She does not limit her argument to only one side of the political spectrum and talks about what risks there are in the myopic “it’s the other side’s problem” approach.

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  • lewis goldstein
  • 20/09/2019

Proud to be a JEW

Makes me
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JEW and all of the street fights defending my religion and family back in BROOKLYN

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  • Gary D. Vogin
  • 18/09/2019

must read

though short, she covers the topic well. I found it very informative. you can hear Bari's passion in her reading.
Jews and non Jews liberals and conservatives should all read this book.

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  • Wayne
  • 17/09/2019

Shallow and confused

HOW TO FIGHT ANTI-SEMITISM: Antisemitism has been a major evil of humanity for many centuries. Under the twentieth century twin socialist ideologies of fascism/Naziism and communism it reached its zenith resulting in the murder and loss of homes of many millions of Jews. Antisemitism was tamped down somewhat after WWII but it is on the rise again in Europe and in the US, especially in academia, progressives in general, and with neo-Nazis.

Author Bari Weiss is a journalist with the New York Times. She grew up in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and she has close family members who still worship there. That is the synagogue where a shooting during sabbath worship services on October 27, 2018 killed 11 people. She says this book is in response to that shooting.

Before she gets into who the anti Jewish people are the author launches into an anti Trump screed which is fine except the president is neither a racist or anti-Semite (but he is a Twitter abuser). She then identifies neo-Nazis on the extreme right as anti-Semites. She also says that Hungary and Poland have extreme right wing governments that are potentially anti-Jewish because they are not very immigrant friendly, but she later says those countries have fewer anti-Semitic hate crimes than other European countries. This is an example of the author's confusion.

I was inclined to award this book only one star due to the author's wishy-washy treatment of progressive antisemitism. However, she did call anti-Zionism antisemitism which is more than many others are willing to do. So that earns 3 stars.

As she moves from right wing to leftist antisemitism the author is forced to take on the issue of Zionism. Zionism is the political and religious movement to establish and secure the modern state of Israel. The current anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement claims to be anti-Zionism but not antisemitism. The author takes the position (with which I agree) that anti-Zionism is antisemitism; that is, being against the modern state of Israel is anti-Semitic. Her support of her position is weak, shallow, and confused. The author makes several negative comments about nationalism in the US and in reference to Hungary and Poland, but she strongly supports Israeli nationalism; nationalism is bad she says unless it is Israeli nationalism which is good. She does admit that some Jews, especially in the US, are anti-Zionist (I personally know some and I believe they are wrong).

Ms. Weiss struggles with the fact that most progressives in Europe and a likely majority in the US are anti-Zionism. I suspect a clear majority of her fellow NYT employees are anti-Zionist. So although she writes much about progressive antisemitism she does so in much too guarded a manner likely to avoid offending her fellow progressives. Although neo-Nazis in the US and Europe are a very real threat to Jews, the size of the threat is small compared to the goals of anti-Zionists and their threat to the lives of over 6 million Jews in Israel as the BDS movement gains momentum.

The author does a very nice job of narration.

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  • Jared Boschan
  • 09/12/2019

Incredible

Every Jewish and non Jewish person should read this book. Bari is amazing and provides so much detail and information!

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  • Frank
  • 30/11/2019

Excellent, though highly skewed book

I was really unaware of the incidents described in this book. She calls herself a zionist, but she demonstrates concern for the plight of Palestinians. In an email exchange, she clarified that when she says zionist, she means that Jewish people should have self-determination in their ancestral homeland. When asked what happens when that right to self-determination comes into conflict with the same rights being exercised by their neighbors, she responded that a two state solution would allow such rights to be exercised without conflict. I disagree with her on this point, but I'm grateful she took the time to answer my question questions.

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  • Dude from CA
  • 12/11/2019

Resonated with me

Weiss covers all the bases, whether you agree with her or not. My son recommended Weiss to me and I'm glad he did: she succinctly described the history and current events that are impacting Jews. However, unlike Weiss, I'm not worried about the future of the Jews in the United States.

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  • Andy
  • 07/11/2019

Powerful and easily accessible.

An uncomfortable, yet crucially important book that raises awareness to modern day antisemitism. Bravely calls out every form of antisemitism. Sure to irritate people on both sides of the political aisle, but sometimes hearing uncomfortable truths is not only an important part, but necessary part of life.