Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Shad Polier at an American Jewish Congress fundraising event in 1963. (Photo via American Jewish Historical Society)

9 things you need to know about the Black-Jewish relationship in America

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In the middle of 2020, the controversy surrounding the murder of George Floyd became a catalyst for the Black Lives Matter Movement. The Jewish communities were united in condemning racism but divided over how to interact with this new movement.

I know there were more than just these three responses, but the reactions generally fell into three broad categories:

The Jewish community should join the movement wholesale. The Jewish community should fight against the movement because of language directed against Israel. The Jewish c...

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