The Many Variants of Antisemitism
SUMMARY: "The CDC says that, “Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants emerge and persist.” In the case of anti-Semitism, variants are long-lasting and seem to stay and reinforce previous strains of the virus.
In describing the evolution of the coronavirus, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that, “Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time.” This is how anti-Semitism has evolved over time, as well.
Over the centuries, Jewish leaders have tried in vain to inoculate their neighbours against the myriad of variants of this hatred. It did not matter, however, if they were communists or capitalists, if they were assimilated or stayed apart in their shtetls (towns), or if they had their own country — they were persecuted either way.
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ABOUT: Avi Abraham Benlolo is the nation's most prominent and noted expert in Holocaust studies, countering Antisemitism and promoting human rights. His academic research and graduate degree and training focused on Holocaust and genocide studies. In recognition of his national and international leadership in this area, he has received numerous awards including an honorary doctorate from a prestigious Israeli university; an Order of Vaughan for his distinguished contribution to equity and diversity; the Queens Diamond Jubilee Award for his contributions to Canada and a race relations award for best practice, based on distinguished service in promoting human rights.