'Here we go again': Rabbi discusses the latest incidence of anti-Semitism in Cobb schools

East Side Elementary School in Cobb County revealed a new logo last month that many say resembles a Nazi war eagle. Credit: Stacy Efrat, Twitter

A Cobb County elementary school logo drew outrage last month because it resembled a Nazi eagle. After community outcry, the school district reversed course and dropped the symbol.

Larry Sernovitz, the senior rabbi at Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta, has worked with the district when anti-Semitic incidents have occurred in the past. He recently spoke with WABE about the school logo and the need for more robust education around the Holocaust and world history in general.

“The initial reaction was one not of shock but ‘Here we go again,’” Sernovitz says. “But this time around, as we revisit these issues, it’s clear to me that this is … an issue of a lack of education and understanding of where we’ve been and ultimately of where we need to go.”

Rabbi Sernovitz begins by explaining where he was when he heard about the logo and how he responded to the news.