Over the past week, I have dedicated countless hours to re-educating myself about the history of Israel, from its foundation in 1948 to the present day, and even delving further back into when Jews inhabited the land thousands of years ago. Having recently visited Holocaust museums in both Berlin and Israel, the horrors inflicted upon the Jews 80 years ago remain vividly imprinted in my mind.
Antisemitism is a prejudice Jews have faced since time immemorial. The events of this past week, which saw the most significant mass killing of Jews since the Holocaust, have thrust this issue into the spotlight. While much of the world has rallied in support of Israel, the alarming surge in antisemitism has deeply disturbed and frightened many.
Lawline offers a course titled "Avoiding Antisemitism in the Legal Profession." This course delves into the history and manifestations of antisemitism that is pertinent not just to the legal profession but to all fields.
I recognize there are many, like myself, eager to learn more about the origins antisemitism. This is why I've decided to offer this course for free to all.
There has been an alarming increase in antisemitism. Like other forms of bigotry, individuals with antisemitic views don't check their views at the workplace door. Similarly, there is growing evidence of antisemitism in the workplace. Law firms and legal departments are not immune.
This program discusses different forms of anti-Jewish discrimination and harassment and promising practices to avoid them in the legal profession. It also includes specific suggestions to increase the sense of Jewish belonging/inclusion.