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]( (PJ Library)

* [4 Steps for Talking to Kids About the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting]( (Sivan Zakai, Kveller)

* [Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate]( (Anti-Defamation League)

* [What Jewish Schools are Telling Students About the Pittsburgh Shooting]( (Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic)

* [How Trump and Republicans wield the politics of victimhood]( (Paul Waldman, Washington Post)

* [The Bodyguard]( (Netflix)

* [Hocus Pocus]( (Nish's house)

* [Bang]( (Acorn TV)

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