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Antisemitism, with Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm

June 1st, 2021 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm is the founder of The Joshua Project. He is one of the youngest leaders of a major Jewish organization in the U.S., serving as chief executive of Bnai Zion. Dr. Lamm joins the full cast of Mere Fidelity to discuss the recent resurgence of antisemitism in the world and how we can approach it from a Biblical perspective.

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Double the Fun [0:00]

Introducing Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm [1:34]

Resurging Antisemitism [2:46]

Fetishizing Dead Jews [13:56]

Why the Jews? [26:36]

The Ebb and Flow of Antisemitism [39:50]


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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.