On Wednesday, April 3, MTA’s Honors College participated in an interactive discussion with Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman (’92), MTA alumnus and Associate Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. Rabbi Tuchman discussed anti-Semitism in American history and the modern world, and distinguished between hardcore anti-Semites and those who may not be racist, but were influenced by stereotypical images of Jews that have been perpetuated throughout history. Together, the group read anti-Semitic texts from the early 20th Century that were directed against Jewish immigrants and compared them to some of the extremist views of today. Rabbi Tuchman also led a Q&A session, which sparked more engaging conversations. MTA talmidim enjoyed this experiential learning opportunity and look forward to exploring more intriguing topics at their next Honors College meeting.
By Moshe Inger (’20)