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Dropping hyphen, New York Times updates style guide to ‘antisemitism’

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JTA — The New York Times has updated its style guide and now favors the use of the spelling “antisemitism” over “anti-Semitism.”

The change was made in August but was not announced publicly at the time. Jewish Insider reported the change Tuesday.

The spelling of the term has been the subject of debate for years. One of the loudest voices for dropping the hyphen has been Deborah Lipstadt, the historian who was recently nominated by the Biden administration as the US State Department’s antisemitism envoy. Lipstadt has argued that keeping the hyphen and capital “S” implies the........

© The Times of Israel

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