The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Things are not always what they seem.

That was a key message from former Knesset member Isaac Herzog when he visited Philadelphia last week as part of his inaugural U.S. tour as the chairman of the Jewish Agency, the world’s largest Jewish nonprofit.