Jewish Culture

The November Progorm, Kristallnact, The Night of Broken Glass

The November Progrom, Kristallnact or the night of broken glass took place on November 9-10, 1938. This was a violent anti Jewish demonstration that took place across Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic).  Nazis justified these riots as the reaction to the assassination of the German official Ernst vom Rath. He was killed… Continue reading The November Progorm, Kristallnact, The Night of Broken Glass

The Ableist and Racist/Anti-semitic Act of Co-opting Logos

Often in history, there are symbols that have a specific meaning. It can be especially sacred to an ethnic group or considered a hate symbol to another. Quite often, these symbols are co-opted by another group, used within white supremacy. It is racist and in some cases, ableist. Black Lives Matter Logo was Co-opted by… Continue reading The Ableist and Racist/Anti-semitic Act of Co-opting Logos

Twitter Paints the Star of David to be Hateful Imagery

Imagine being proud of your identity. Imagine the symbol of that very identity being labeled as “hateful imagery.” This very thing happened to Jewish Twitter account holders who used the מגן דוד Star of David as a profile picture. Their accounts were locked. “We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically for:… Continue reading Twitter Paints the Star of David to be Hateful Imagery