Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

 

This month, we’re putting a Jewish lens on Mother’s Day, followed by a breakdown of the latest anti-Semitic crime statistics with the Anti-Defamation League’s Robin Burstein, and  we’re paying tribute to Memorial Day with the heroic story of Rabbi Alexander Goode, one of the “Infamous Chaplains” of World War II.

We also had the honor to sit down with Mark Wilf, Owner and President of the Minnesota Vikings, to discuss growing up in New Jersey with parents who survived the Holocaust, how networks like the NFL can help to combat the rise in Antisemitism and what it was like to watch the Philadelphia Eagles win the Superbowl in his own team’s stadium.