On Friday, David J. Cape, Chair of the Board of Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)published an article in the Canadian Jewish News advocating the need to find a balance between awareness and “outrage” when responding to anti-Semitism. Cape argues that the community should break down incidents into categories, differentiating between “serious cases” and those that are “offensive annoyances.” He goes on to urge Jewish communal organizations specifically to distinguish between episodes of anti-Semitism that “pose real threats”, and those that “spring from ignorance”.

These are the 7 reasons why Cape is wrong.

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