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The Silence is deafening: What it feels like to be a Millenial/Cusp Gen Z American Jew

I preface this piece by acknowledging that I do not pit one group’s injustice against another. This piece does not diminish the injustice and pain felt by other minorities. I want to open your eyes to the way I, and many others, feel right now.

American Jews born in the 1990s grew up in a quiet time. We were born after the fall of the Soviet Union, the dawn of the internet was approaching, and lack of overt antisemitism. The first time I heard anything anti-Semitic was my freshman year of college. My World Religions teacher harshly critiqued Judaism while using the King James Bible (A Christia...


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