The Canadian Jewish News
This weekend, Jewish leaders from Canada and around the world will meet in Hamilton for a conference called #NoMoreAntisemitism. It’s bringing together teachers and Holocaust experts including prominent speakers Elisha Wiesel and Dara Horn, author of the award-winning book People Love Dead Jews.Horn says she’s attending even though she’s convinced the conference will not eliminate antisemitism. She’s hoping Jewish communities hear her blunt message, in which she explains that building multimillion-dollar Holocaust museums and advocating for governments to mandate Holocaust education in schools still won’t make people stop hating Jews.Instead, Horn is calling for a new more dignified approach: stop trying to define who Jews are by showing what the outside world did to them; instead, celebrate their vibrant religion and culture, along with everything Jews have contributed to Western civilization. Hear her pitch and her take on the recent rise of antisemitism, on today’s episode of The CJN Daily.