The National Jewish Assembly (NJA) is proud to announce the success of another engaging virtual event titled “Does Radical Social Justice Ideology Fuel Antisemitism?” featuring the esteemed speaker, David Bernstein. The event took place on Wednesday, 16th August 2023, via Zoom. The NJA welcomed a diverse audience of near 30 guests eager to participate in a thoughtful and enlightening discussion on the intersection of radical social justice ideology and the rise of antisemitism.
David Bernstein, a passionate advocate of free expression and a staunch supporter of the State of Israel, delivered a comprehensive and insightful presentation. As the founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values (JILV) and the author of ‘Woke Antisemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews,’ Bernstein’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of contemporary Jewish affairs brought depth to the event.
Bernstein’s rich portfolio as a prolific commentator on antisemitism arising from so-called progressives lent authority to his exploration of this complex topic. His insightful analysis and informed perspective provided event attendees with a nuanced understanding of the connections between radical social justice ideology, the spread of antisemitism, and the growth of anti-Zionist sentiments.
Participants engaged in a stimulating Q&A session following Bernstein’s presentation, further enriching the conversation. The event fostered a dynamic exchange of ideas, allowing attendees to delve deeper into the intricate web of factors contributing to the convergence of radical ideologies and negative perceptions of Jewish communities and the state of Israel.
The NJA remains steadfast in its commitment to providing a platform for informed and open dialogue. This event was yet another example of the organisation’s dedication to addressing pertinent issues affecting the Jewish community. The NJA’s role in facilitating meaningful conversations aligns with its pillars of: fighting antisemitism, supporting Israel, and promoting Jewish life in the UK.
Looking forward, the NJA remains steadfast in its commitment to organising similar enlightening events that shed light on pressing matters impacting the Jewish community. The organisation extends its gratitude to David Bernstein for his valuable contribution and to all participants for their active engagement.