In this episode, we talk about the massacre of eleven Jews during Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

We discuss the right-wing rhetoric--starting with the president--that currently encourages intolerance, racism, anti-Semitism. We talk about how to discuss anti-Semitism with children without also scaring them unnecessarily. And we talk about why the argument that "this was about anti-religiosity" isn't just foolish but also immoral in that it seeks to erase Jews from the narrative.

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Discussed This Week (including resources for discussing the Tree of Life massacre and anti-semitism generally with children):

* [How to Talk to Children About Anti-Semitism](https://pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/february-2017/how-to-talk-to-children-about-anti-semitism) (PJ Library)

* [4 Steps for Talking to Kids About the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting](https://www.kveller.com/4-steps-for-talking-to-kids-about-the-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting/) (Sivan Zakai, Kveller)

* [Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate](https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/empowering-young-people-in-the-aftermath-of-hate-in) (Anti-Defamation League)

* [What Jewish Schools are Telling Students About the Pittsburgh Shooting](https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/10/jewish-schools-pittsburgh-shooting/574351/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20181030&silverid-ref=MzEwMTU3MTkxMDAzS0) (Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic)

* [How Trump and Republicans wield the politics of victimhood](https://pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/february-2017/how-to-talk-to-children-about-anti-semitism) (Paul Waldman, Washington Post)

* [The Bodyguard](https://www.netflix.com/title/80102306) (Netflix)

* [Hocus Pocus](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UUMsInka2s) (Nish's house)

* [Bang](https://acorn.tv/bang) (Acorn TV)

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