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Rising antisemitism is the canary in the coal mine, a warning for all

13 Sep, 2023

By Brian Grim

As Jewish communities prepare for Rosh Hashanah (New Year), we would like to share a new resource on combating the current rise in antisemitism.

In this new video, Marsie Sweetland from Equinix’s Faith Connect begins by describing why she, as someone not of the Jewish faith, is so concerned about rising antisemitism.

I then share how this rise in antisemitism is akin to the alarm set off for all faiths by the proverbial canary in the coal mine, and that this event is an outgrowth of the US National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism.

Naomi Kraus* from Google’s Inter Belief Network (IBN) then discusses the current situation and what we can do about it.

Also, just having returned from India, I found it interesting to see how the Hindu American Foundation and the American Jewish Committee celebrate both Janmashtami (Krishna’s birth) and Rosh Hashanah (world’s birth).

*Naomi Kraus is a founding member and current Global Chair of Google’s Inter Belief Network ERG and the Global Lead of the Jewglers subchapter. She is the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors and spoke on how employee resource groups build religious freedom for all by combatting antisemitism and all forms of religious bias and discrimination. Naomi has been with Google for 11 years and, as a Staff User Experience Content Designer, currently works on numerous projects related to Google Search and Maps.