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MTA Honors College Studies History of Anti-Semitism With Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman

On Wednesday, April 3, MTA’s Honors College participated in an interactive discussion with Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman (‘92), MTA alum and associate director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. Rabbi Tuchman discussed anti-Semitism in American history and the modern world and distinguished between hard core anti-Semites and those who may not be racist, but were influenced by stereotypical images of Jews that have been perpetuated throughout history. Together, the group read anti-Semitic texts from the early 20th Century that were directed against Jewish immigrants and compared them to some of the extremist views of today. Rabbi Tuchman also led a Q&A session which sparked more engaging conversations. MTA talmidim enjoyed this experiential learning opportunity and look forward to exploring more intriguing topics at their next Honors College meeting.

By Moshe Inger (‘20)

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