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Resisting Left Antisemitism

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Meet Ben M. Freeman

Ben M. Freeman is a Jewish leader, a Jewish thinker, and a Jewish educator

Born in Scotland, Ben is a gay Jewish internationally renowned author, educator and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion specialist focussing on Jewish identity, combatting Jew-hatred and raising awareness of the Holocaust. He came to prominence during the Corbyn Labour Jew-hate crisis and quickly became one of his generation’s leading voice against anti-Jewish racism.

He is the founder of the modern Jewish Pride movement and the author of Jewish Pride. 

Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People is the manifesto of the modern Jewish Pride movement and is the first instalment of Ben M. Freeman’s seminal Jewish Pride trilogy. Inspired by his experiences with LGBTQ+ pride, aims to educate, inspire and empower Jewish people to reject the shame of antisemitism imposed on Jews by the non-Jewish world as well as non-Jewish perceptions of what it means to be a Jew. Enabling them to begin the process of defining their own identities as proud Jews rooted in Jewish experience, Jewish history and Jewish values.

In his follow up,  Reclaiming our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride introduces the contemporary conversation on internalised Jew-hate. Continuing his radical focus on the impact of Jew-hate on Jews, on this groundbreaking work, Ben takes his readers – both Jewish and non-Jewish – on a powerful learning journey that explores the long history of internalised anti-Jewishness. Most importantly, he educates, inspires and empowers his Jewish readers to look inside themselves – with empathy and without shame – to identify their own experiences with internalised anti-Jewishness so they can reclaim their Jewish stories, ultimately moving from prejudice to pride.

As a specialist in the field for over a decade, Ben is a prominent thought-leader on Jewish education, history and identity and carries out speaking engagements all over the world. He is a trained teacher and experienced lecturer designing and facilitating unique learning experiences for both his students, the general public and global organisations.

He has worked with a variety of companies from Facebook to Hollywood studios, such as The Jim Henson Company. His work also includes consulting for Emmy Award winning directors on documentary projects, such as Jews of the Wild West.

Through his work, he aims to educate, inspire and empower both Jewish and non-Jewish people from all over the world.

Ben M. Freeman on Social Media

This is displayed in Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow. It is a pledge of loyalty to the monarch & the U.K.

A version of this prayer is in every synagogue and prayer book in the U.K.

It would be nice if that sentiment was returned by Britain to its Jews, but I’m beginning ...to…

This is displayed in Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow. It is a pledge of loyalty to the monarch & the U.K.

A version of this prayer is in every synagogue and prayer book in the U.K.

It would be nice if that sentiment was returned by Britain to its Jews, but I’m beginning ...to…

Of course they suffer, but the rest of this is just not true. It is a western liberal attempt at being ‘nice and fair’.

The problem is - despite some opposition - Hamas and its views do represent the vast majority of Palestinians. They are taught from
birth to hate Jews.

... They…

I hate ‘it starts with the Jews but doesn’t end with us’.

It feels like we’re convincing the world to care about us, only because it impacts them.

We deserve allyship. Period. We matter. Period. Jew people count. Period.

But, the last few months have ...demonstrated beyond the…

Hamas perpetrated genocide against Israel.

They have rejected numerous ceasefires and are still waging war on Israel, firing thousands of rockets at a Israeli citizens, while hundreds of thousands are internally displaced.

Why is no one condemning them? Why is no one focusing…

Despite their protestations, the Pro-Palestinian mob are not interested in a ceasefire. They just want to allow Hamas the opportunity to reload & reattack.

If they actually cared, they would be pressuring Hamas to accept the ceasefire.

They are despicable.

‘From the river to the sea’ was projected on to Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament.

It is the equivalent of flying a Nazi Swastika there.

Arrest these people. Now.

Today, British politicians demonstrated they don't care about Jews.

This is a serious situation, and one which may decide the future of Jews in Britain.

Seeing @MhairiBlack at London City Airport after this horrendous statement where she ignores Hamas’ genocidal intent, the 130 hostages & calls for a ceasefire when it is Hamas who won’t ceasefire made me feel sick.

A shame on British politics.

UPCOMING EVENTS

13 Sep
Outcast: How Jews Were Banished From the Anti-Racist Imagination.
15 Jun
“Outcast” online book launch
07 Jan
Book Signing
Signing his latest release
31 Dec
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