Jouirnal for the study of Antisemitism
Just as ensuring civil liberties for all requires eternal vigilance, so combating antisemitism is a never-ending quest. But the continuous monitoring of antisemitic incidents—a critical exercise that this journal painstakingly reflects in its “Antisemitica” feature—is merely the beginning of the everlasting effort to limit them. Bigotry comes in many guises and is a constantly evolving target, exposing the limitations of law and the frustrations of justice.
Thus, even in civilized societies where equality under the law is a guiding principle, legal remedies for discrimination are insufficient in and of themselves. They must be accompanied by purposeful good-will and a firm and rational determination to triumph over humanity’s basest instincts. This issue of the JSA is devoted to how that resolve may best be nurtured.
Kenneth Lasson, Introduction: Special Issue on Law, 4 J. Study of Antisemitism 1 (2012).