Honeycomb: Am I Responsible Within My Own Community?

June 23, 2022

Click the link below to read an article cowritten by Teen Philanthropic Committee Co-Chair and Honeycomb Youth Ambassador Brady Popper on antisemitism and what the Jewish community can do to respond and educate, which interviews Rabbi Joshua Davidson.

Throughout history, people practicing Judaism have been the target of antisemitic jokes, discrimination, and even violent acts. Such violence can range from the drawing of a swastika on a synagogue to the horrendous acts in Colleyville, Texas. However, they all have one thing in common: they are fueled by the antisemitic tropes of the past including, but certainly not limited to, blood libel, demonization, beastilization, and accusations of ritual slaughter. Nonetheless, Jews across the globe have risen to the challenge of defending Judaism. One such response was the greater involvement of young people within the Jewish community. Many teenagers have become involved in philanthropic organizations in their respective communities. However, this leaves many asking the question, “What are the responsibilities of Jewish-teenage philanthropists and philanthropists in general?”