Thank goodness I found this sensible comment. Greta Berlin, I woman I have known for the last decade or so to be a courageous and indefatigable advocate for human decency, and who has sacrificed much of her private and professional life to this struggle, deserves our thanks, not this silly witch-burning hysteria. There is not one single person writing on this site who has not issued dozens (and if you've been at it as long as I, hundreds) of statements, tweets, status updates, or verbal comments that could be taken alone or collectively scrutinized and found wanting by this or that skeptical anti-racist. This collective "knowledge" which periodically erupts in our communities about who is or is not an anti-semite, or who is "harming the struggle" is something I find deeply suspect, and it appalls me to watch these periodic eruptions of pious, ostensibly anti-racist indignation. These spasmodic episodes of collective shaming seem to reflect deep unresolved conflicts - not within our communities, but within those who find themselves moved to issue these cries of heresy and those who choose to light torches and join in. I have great respect for Gabriel Ash but his essay strikes me as having a bizarrely smug, monolithic and essentialist conception of what an "anti-semite" is.