Antisemitism never goes out of fashion.

It adapts endlessly to the anxieties of the age. Pandemic? Jews are behind it. Immigration? Jews are orchestrating it. Terrorist atrocity? A Zionist plot. A new anthology of essays, Looking for an Enemy, looks at the global resurgence of antisemitism across Europe and in the US.

Join journalist and writer David Aaronovitch; contributor to the anthology, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, and anthology editor Jo Glanville for a timely discussion on a timeless problem.

Looking for an enemy: eight essays on antisemitism is published by Short Books on 6 May. Contributors include Tom Segev, Olga Grjasnowa, Mikołaj Grynberg, Daniel Trilling and Natasha Lehrer.

David Aaronovitch is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He is a columnist for The Times and presenter of The Briefing Room, BBC Radio 4. His books include Voodoo Histories and Party Animals.

Jo Glanville is a journalist and award-winning editor. She writes for the Guardian and LRB among other publications. She is former editor of Index on Censorship and a contributing editor at Jewish Quarterly.

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the executive director of T'ruah, which mobilises more than 2,000 rabbis and cantors to protect and advance human rights in North America, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Her books include Where Justice Dwells.

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Date - Tue 11 May 2021 7:30pm


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