Five Positive Stories From the Global Fight Against Antisemitism in August 2022
September 1, 2022
The Combat Antisemitism Movement publishes a regular feature highlighting “good news” in the fight against the world’s oldest hatred.
Here are five such stories from August 2022:
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a package of bills on Aug. 10 to “honor and support Holocaust survivors in educational, cultural, and financial institutions” in the state, her office said.
The new laws will “help ensure schools are providing high-quality Holocaust education” and “require museums to acknowledge art stolen by the Nazi regime,” the governor’s office noted.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order on Aug. 16 establishing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism as the state’s legal standard for determining when unlawful discriminatory conduct is motivated by antisemitism.
Ella Scott — a 10-year-old student at a Jewish primary school in north London — has been transformed into a cartoon character featured in a series of animated BBC videos produced to teach British children about Judaism. The three clips are available on the BBC‘s educational website, Bitesize.
Daniel Kalban is a 33-year-old law firm assistant who lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn. But when he’s not working his day job, he moonlights as a comic book writer, in a sort of double-life scenario that’s reminiscent of the caped crusaders he’s invented.
In 2016, Kalban created American Dreams, a comic book series centered on Jake Gold, a Jewish New Yorker in 1900 who, thanks to “a Thomas Edison experiment gone awry,” gains the ability to fly, as well as super strength to fight monstrous antisemites and other bad guys.
Jewish life in Germany goes back to the days of the Roman Empire. This year, the country has been marking the centuries-long heritage with countless events and festivities, both looking back and ahead to the future.