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Albert & Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence

The Albert and Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence lecture program is made possible through an endowment established for Arizona State University Jewish Studies by the late Dr. Albert and Mrs. Liese Eckstein, with additional contributions from the Eckstein family and Friends of Jewish Studies. The program features annual lectures by experts - professors, authors and others - in the field of Jewish Studies.

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Albert and Liese Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence

American Jewry’s Contemporary Scorecard: Anti-Semitism and Tolerance in the United States

Jeffrey Gurock, Yeshiva University
February 21, 2021 | 4 p.m.

In recent days, American Jews have been confronted with a spate of anti-Semitic attacks—often ideological and sometimes violent. However, even as these difficulties exist, American Jews still live in a nation that is uncommonly tolerant of them. Through an examination of how one of America’s foremost establishments—the world of organized sports—has treated Jews, now and in the past the problems of today can be better understood.