Former New York Times Writer Bari Weiss Continues to Champion Israel

(Times of Israel) Aviva Engel - On July 14, Bari Weiss, the acclaimed author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism, resigned as op-ed editor and columnist at the New York Times, citing harassment about the frequency with which she wrote about Jewish topics, as well as being called a "Nazi and a racist" by her colleagues. During a Zoom conference on Thursday, she said, "It's not enough for a Jew to be an anti-anti-Semite. That's not what we were put on earth to do. We were put on earth to be Jews. The more deeply I connected to my own Judaism, Jewish history, the stronger my conviction has become. I am just extremely clear on who I am, what I'm about, and what I'm fighting for." "A lot of people think [my resignation is] nuts, like, why would you give up the prestige of that? For me, it's extremely clear: I am part of a line of a people that is about values that are way bigger than any fancy platform or title. That's really what drives me."

2020-07-30 00:00:00

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