Scholars describe the persistence of antisemitism in Europe from the Enlightenment through World War I and explain how new social, political, and pseudo-scientific justifications were created to perpetuate old prejudices.
John Sexton talks about George Washington's Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport and his strong condemnation of bigotry.
Martha Minow speaks about the unique role protection of religious liberty plays in American democracy.
This excerpt from "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness" depicts the various ways Jewish communities responded to economic and social changes.
This video explores the use of the blood libel in modern politics.
Staff from Facing History and Ourselves discuss the history and ramifications of the blood libel.