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Ruth Posner BEM is a Polish-born British Holocaust survivor who, along with the rest of her family, was forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. While the rest of her family was murdered in the Treblinka extermination camp, Ruth and her aunt managed to escape the Ghetto and survived the War in hiding. She has since led a remarkable life, with a successful career as a dancer and actress. Additionally, Ruth is also one of the models in our national billboard campaign to raise awareness of antisemitism, a first-of-its-kind for Britain. She was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours for 2022 for her work educating about the Holocaust.In this episode, Ruth recounts her harrowing ordeal during the Holocaust, and shares her thoughts and feelings on modern antisemitism and Holocaust-denial.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Josh Howie is a comedian who is the writer and star of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Josh Howie’s Losing It. Additionally, he plays Simon in the Netflix show Hapless and regularly appears on GB News’ Headliners, a programme that takes a comedic look at the news and current affairs. He also writes for the Jewish Chronicle and uses his social media platforms to highlight antisemitism.In this episode, Josh provides his insight on what it was like speaking out about antisemitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, as well as how some of his fellow comedians reacted.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Amanda Sthers is an award-winning French author, playwright, and filmmaker whose critically acclaimed work has earned her the title Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the Government of France. Much of her work looks at Jewish life and culture, with her hit play, Le Vieux Juif Blonde, even being studied at Harvard University.In this episode, Amanda opens up about leaving France due to antisemitism, tackling antisemitism through art, and her experiences, both good and bad, of working on her award-winning film, Holy Lands.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Eli Goldsmith, also known as the Midnight Rabbi, is a podcaster, musician, rabbi, and the brain behind Unity Bookings, a global entertainment promotion. In this episode, Eli opens up about some of the antisemitic experiences he has faced, why he believes tackling anti-Jewish racism through art can be effective, and his life growing up among professional wrestlers and rock stars.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Amy Albertson is a Chinese-American Jewish activist from Sacramento, California whose work focuses on tackling antisemitism through education, awareness, and encouragement of Jewish pride. In addition to being an associate at the Tel Aviv Institute, an organisation that aims to tackle and depoliticise antisemitism online, she is also a public speaker and writer, and has been featured in the Jerusalem Post, the Algemeiner, and the Times of Israel.In this episode, Amy sheds light on the importance of learning about Asian Jews and the challenges they face, as well as how she first became involved in fighting antisemitism.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Westside Gravy is a rapper and producer from San Diego, California, now based in Israel, whose music has amassed millions of streams online. Through hip-hop, he examines his identity as a Black Jewish man, his pride in his culture, and the antisemitism and racism that exists in our society.In this episode, Westside Gravy breaks down the meaning behind some of his lyrics, explains his concerns about the antisemitism and racism that come with being a proud, Black Jew, and speaks on antisemitism in hip-hop.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Modi Rosenfeld is a New York-based comedian, writer and actor who can be seen on Netflix and HBO. So significant are his artistic contributions that 26th June was named “Mordechai Modi Rosenfeld Day” in the City of New York. A headliner at clubs around the world, Modi has used his comedy to poke fun at Jewish culture and to speak out against antisemitism.In this episode, Modi explains his approach to tackling antisemitism through comedy, why he believes taking antisemites to visit Holocaust museums is a mistake, and the difference between Jewish comedians and comedians who happen to be Jewish.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Roots Metals is an Israeli-Costa Rican jeweller, artist, and writer. In addition to creating and selling her jewellery, which often draws upon images and themes found within Judaism, she uses her considerable online platform to educate her followers on antisemitism and Jewish history. In this episode, Roots Metals tells us about the ongoing harassment against her online, Jew-hatred in Latin America, and the spreading of anti-Zionist rhetoric on university campuses.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Karen Cinnamon has been dubbed “the world’s number one Jewish wedding expert” and the “queen of Jewish positivity”, and is the founder of both Smashing The Glass, the world’s biggest Jewish wedding media platform, and Smashing Life, a private club for Jewish women. Karen is also the creator of her own popular website ‘yourjewishlife’, where she educates her followers on matters such as safely tackling antisemitism, understanding Jewish customs and how to raise proudly Jewish children. In this episode, Karen tells us about safely standing up to antisemitism, why she doesn’t judge other Jews and her secret to happiness.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Nicole Lampert is a freelance journalist and best-selling ghostwriter. Nicole’s work has appeared in The Spectator, The Independent, The Jewish Chronicle and Glamour to name but a few outlets. She was also the former Showbusiness Editor of the Daily Mail, and while she may have cut her teeth writing on entertainment, in recent years she has also been writing about other topics, including antisemitism.In this episode, Nicole tells us about her extensive primer on antisemitism within the Labour Party, the threatening phone calls made to members of her family, and stories from her life as a showbiz writer.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Ben Rebuck is a Jewish vegan chef and activist who runs the popular Instagram page Ben’s Vegan Kitchen. In addition to his passionate work in promoting healthy and appealing vegan food, he also uses his large platform to speak out against antisemitism.In this episode, Ben explains why he hates comparisons between industrialised farming and the Holocaust, how antisemitism plays a role in Jewish foods and how he became vegan.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Rudy Rochman is a Jewish-rights activist who rose to prominence after videos of his on-the-street debates around issues of antisemitism and Jewish identity went viral. In addition to creating engaging and educational video content, Rudy’s work also sees him delivering speeches to students on campuses across America and, most recently, starring in and producing We Were Never Lost, a forthcoming documentary series about unknown Jewish communities worldwide.  In this episode, Rudy reveals how came to be kidnapped in Nigeria, why he is happy to debate anyone, no matter how extreme they might be, and how he manages to stay calm when coming face to face with antisemites. Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Ysabella Hazan is a Canadian activist and the founder of Decolonized Judean, a movement based on Jewish pride and empowerment which seeks to educate people about Judaism through the perspective of a Jewish lens.In this episode, Ysabella explains how she tackles antisemitism through a framework of ‘decolonisation’, how Jewish pride saved her life and how her family escaped persecution. Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
John Daly is the subject of the documentary Escape from Room 18  which tells his fascinating life story of how he, a Jewish man, was forced into joining a neo-Nazi gang in Florida, and the devastating repercussions of what happened once his fellow gang members discovered his Jewish identity. In this episode, John recounts the terrifying ordeal of his time in the gang, visiting Auschwitz concentration camp with a fellow ex-gang member, and how his life has been impacted by his three brain surgeries, all of which he was awake for.  Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Rabbi Joseph Dweck is the Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the United Kingdom and one of the country’s most prominent Jewish figures. In this episode, Rabbi Dweck discusses why he has always stood by CAA’s side and the challenges that his community is facing, as well as regaling the podcast with highlights from his career.Plus, with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, just around the corner, the podcast reflects back on advice given by some of the Season 2 guests on how to tackle antisemitism.This episode is the final installment of Season 2 of Podcast Against Antisemitism. We’ll be taking a short break and returning in October for Season 3 with a really exciting line-up of guests. We’d like to thank all of you for listening, and hope that you’re finding our podcast as enjoyable to listen to as we do in producing it.Now, please enjoy this week’s episode.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Moshe Reuven is a Hasidic hip-hop musician, rabbi, and the CEO of a successful tech company. Having had his debut single top the charts internationally, and with over two million followers across Instagram and TikTok, Moshe has gone from strength to strength and, most recently, he released a single with Julian Marley, son of the reggae legend, Bob Marley.In this episode, Moshe discusses antisemitism in the music and tech industries, why he chooses to write inspiring music and how he balances being an observant Jew with a career in rap, a genre of music whose values don’t necessarily reflect those of Orthodox Judaism.Plus, the podcast mourns and reflects upon the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and the contributions that she made to British Jewry, and welcomes in His Majesty King Charles III. Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Rabbi Menachem Margolin is the Chairman and founder of the European Jewish Association (EJA), an organisation that promotes and defends Jewish interests in Europe, a large part of which involves raising awareness of, and tackling, antisemitism.In this episode, Rabbi Margolin discusses the EJA’s first-of-its-kind report which polled the best European countries for Jews to live in.Plus, the podcast discusses the reported unprecedented suspension of the new President of the National Union of Students.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Isaac de Castro is an activist and journalist. A Panamanian Jew of both Ashkenazi and Sephardi descent who now lives in the United States, Isaac has used his unique perspective and platform to highlight the stories of Latino Jews.In this episode, Isaac describes what it was like moving from Panama to the United States and the differences he noticed between the Jewish communities. He also sheds light on what life is like for Jewish students who are facing antisemitism on campus today and recounts the formation of the ‘Jewish on Campus’ movement, of which he is an integral part.Plus, the podcast questions why French authorities have been so quick to rule out an antisemitic motive after yet another French Jew has reportedly been murdered.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Natan Levy is currently the world’s only Israeli fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, commonly known as UFC, a mixed martial arts promotion. In this episode, Natan explains how he uses his platform as a martial artist to address antisemitism and his plans to auction off his ring gear and donate the proceeds to Holocaust survivors. Plus, the podcast considers the impact of Mahmoud Abbas’ accusation at a German press conference that Israel has committed “50 Holocausts”.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone is at the cutting edge of the intersection of Jewish thought and technology, having launched projects such as Tech Tribe and NFTorah. The Brooklyn-based rabbi is also one of the key figures spearheading the social media of Chabad.org, the official website of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement.In this episode, Rabbi Lightstone assesses the pluses and minuses of tech and describes his community’s response to the spike in antisemitism against identifiably Jewish people, from the deadly Crown Heights Riot of 1991 to today.Plus, the podcast takes a look at the far-right group Patriotic Alternative and examines why its latest stunt didn’t go to plan.Subscribe at antisemitism.org/podcast and send us your feedback to podcast@antisemitism.org.Follow us on all socials @antisemitism
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