Deborah Esther Lipstadt is an American historian, best known as the author of the books Denying the Holocaust, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, The Eichmann Trial, and Antisemitism: Here and Now.
Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, has published and taught about the Holocaust and antisemitism for close to 40 years. In August 2021, President Biden nominated her as his Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Abroad with the rank of Ambassador. She awaits Senate confirmation.
Professor Lipstadt’s book, Antisemitism: Here and Now has just been published to stellar reviews and been awarded the National Jewish Book Award. Publisher’s Weekly described it as “measured and carefully noninflammatory.. intelligent and evenhanded.” Kirkus described it as a “tour de force.” The book has already appeared in a German and Hebrew translation and will soon appear in Polish, Italian, and French. She is frequently called upon by the Congress of the United States to testify and consult on contemporary antisemitism. She testified before the House Foreign Relations Committee in February 2020 on contemporary antisemitism and potential responses by the United States.
Her latest guest essay for the New York Times can be viewed here: For Jews, Going to Services Is an Act of Courage
Rabbi Jason Nevarez, Senior Rabbi, Beth Israel, San Diego
Originally from New York City, Rabbi Jason Nevarez graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and went to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his BA. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2006, where he earned Master’s degrees in both Hebrew Literature and Religious Education, and was the recipient of a number of scholarships, in addition to several academic prizes in Jewish education. Rabbi Nevarez held residencies in and internships in NY and MI and served Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, NY for 17 years before becoming the Senior Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Beth Israel.
Rabbi Nevarez has had a wide variety of articles and writings published both locally and nationally, and continues to be outspoken on ways to combat antisemitism and the importance of building and sustaining multi-faith partnerships.
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