The No Fear No Hate Solidarity March Was Trans-Political

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I did not make it over the Brooklyn Bridge to hear the speakers, but from the Manhattan side the No Fear No Hate Solidarity March against anti-Semitism and in support of Jewish communities was trans-political, not apolitical. Everyone was there and more or less mixed, more or less left each other alone. The vibe was friendly not fearful. There were a fringe of right wing Trumpers but a more consistent anti-Trump presence; add to that a small and cretinous contingent of Kahanists, some folk from Habonim and If Not Now, Zioness and JVP,  and lots of “normals,” synagogue and church groups all milling about and on the move together. Others will want to contest this impression, but from my corner watching the scene, it seemed for the most part that most people left most people pretty much alone.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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