At Home And Around The World, Shine A Light On Antisemitism With The Start of Chanukah
Today, with the start of Chanukah we dispel the darkness on antisemitism with Shine A Light.
We are reminded that we all have a role to play in raising our voices against hate. According to Article 3 of the Stockholm Declaration:
“Together we must uphold the terrible truth of the Holocaust against those who deny it. We must strengthen the moral commitment of our peoples, and the political commitment of our governments, to ensure that future generations can understand the causes of the Holocaust and reflect upon its consequences.”
This article speaks volumes about the need to not only address antisemitism around the world, but also right here in the United States.
Earlier this year, representatives in Kansas called for House Concurrent Resolution 5030, which recognizes the growing problem of antisemitism in the United States and calling for the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism as an important tool to address the problem. The Kansas House voted 121-0 and also recognized the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. New York echoed Kansas' sentiments as Governor Kathy Hochul greeted attendees to AJC Global Forum 2022 back in June. She addressed the rise in antisemitism and hate crimes as well as ways to combat extremism and support Israel, including an announcement that she has issued a proclamation about the importance of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's Working Definition of Antisemitism and how it is vital to the state's efforts to combat hatred.
Internationally and nationally, we take a stand against antisemitism and are thankful for campaigns like Shine A Light that serve as a timely reminder this Chanukah holiday season to dispel the darkness on antisemitism.
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