What does antisemitism mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anti-Semitism, antisemitismnoun

    the intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people


  1. Antisemitism

    Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is hostility to, prejudice towards, or discrimination against Jews. A person who holds such positions is called an antisemite. Antisemitism is considered to be a form of racism.Antisemitism has historically been manifested in many ways, ranging from expressions of hatred of or discrimination against individual Jews to organized pogroms by mobs, police forces, or genocide. Although the term did not come into common usage until the 19th century, it is also applied to previous and later anti-Jewish incidents.


  1. antisemitism

    Antisemitism is a type of prejudice, hostility or discrimination that is specifically directed against Jews as a collective group or individuals based on negative perceptions and stereotypes related to their Jewish heritage or religion. It can range from expressions of hatred and violence to systemic policies of discrimination, and it has occurred in various forms throughout history. It may include religious teachings that depict Jews as inferior or evil, political efforts to isolate or oppress Jews, or social actions that dehumanize Jews. It's a form of racism that is seen as a violation of human rights.


  1. Antisemitism

    Antisemitism is prejudice, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage. A person who holds such positions is called an "antisemite". It is considered by most scientists to be a form of racism. While the term's etymology might suggest that antisemitism is directed against all Semitic peoples, the term was coined in the late 19th century in Germany as a more scientific-sounding term for Judenhass, and that has been its normal use since then. For the purposes of a 2005 U.S. governmental report, antisemitism was considered "hatred toward Jews—individually and as a group—that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity." Antisemitism may be manifested in many ways, ranging from expressions of hatred of or discrimination against individual Jews to organized violent attacks by mobs, state police, or even military attacks on entire Jewish communities. Although the term did not come into common usage until the 19th century, it is now also applied to historic anti-Jewish incidences. Notable instances of persecution include the pogroms which preceded the First Crusade in 1096, the expulsion from England in 1290, the massacres of Spanish Jews in 1391, the persecutions of the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion from Spain in 1492, Cossack massacres in Ukraine, various pogroms in Russia, the Dreyfus affair, the Holocaust, official Soviet anti-Jewish policies and the Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antisemitism in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antisemitism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of antisemitism in a Sentence

  1. Thomas LeBlanc:

    I want to be clear : I condemn all such acts of antisemitism and all forms of hatred, discrimination, and bias in our community, any act of antisemitism is an attack on the entire GW community and can not, and will not, be tolerated.

  2. Jeffrey Myers:

    It does n’t end with antisemitism, from antisemitism, it moves on to another minority group and another minority group until there’s no one left to call out because all of the groups are no longer around.

  3. Hussam Ayloush:

    We are extremely alarmed by the growing threat of antisemitism in this country. These disgusting hate crimes have been occurring at an increasing frequency and are a threat to the fabric of our society. The Jewish community deserves to celebrate their holidays and live in peace without disturbance from hate-filled individuals. We stand by our Jewish brothers and sisters today and every day as they face increasing ignorance and discrimination.

  4. Jonathan Greenblatt:

    Antisemitism has no place on any social media platform that doesn’t want to further the harassment and exclusion of marginalized communities, while Twitter ostensibly has an anti-hate policy that includes antisemitism, it is unclear the degree to which it is being enforced.

  5. Roz Rothstein:

    Its inability to condemn the antisemitism present here without simultaneously including in its statement other forms of discrimination not currently at issue, only serves to further marginalize the Jewish members of the school’s community. The administration has a crucialopportunitytoshow moral leadership and communicate to its Jewish students, staff and faculty that they are equally valued members on this campus because antisemitism and discrimination like this will not be tolerated.

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