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Why the world hates the Jews

Terence7 Wrote: Jan 27, 2014 4:45 PM
I am a Christian. I have spent the past two years studying and reading about Judaism. It is a wonderful religion! What I see with many Jews here in America is just how far they have strayed from Judaism's fundamental tenets. We Christians too are way off course as well. It is a kind of duality I observe. On the one hand, Jews are some of the most generous and philanthropic people on earth. Probably the highest donors in America. But, many Jews also are the most arrogant, racist, materialistic, scamming and yes greedy people I know. Rabbis Boteach, Steinsaltz, and Heschel et al are great teachers of Judaism. I would encourage all to read their writings. Judaism has much to offer us. The religious is really fascinating. It has a 3000 year history. We all have shortcomings. Hatred against Jews is unjustified. Jews have become more reclusive. Every time they have stepped out and sought to 'bring light unto other nations' they have been slaughtered. Hence, I understand their closeness. However, Jews are resilient and offer much unto other nations. We just need to embrace what they have to offer.

Many of the bitter controversies in every corner of the globe inevitably raise the same ancient question: why does the world hate the Jews?

Whether it’s the angry international reaction to Israel’s efforts to defend itself in Lebanon, or Mel Gibson’s drunken rant in Malibu, the age-old specter of anti-Semitism refuses to disappear. With only 13 million Jews in the world – less than one fourth of one percent of the earth’s population – why does this tiny group inspire such bitter, widespread and often violent animosity?

The answer is obvious to anyone who monitors anti-Semitic propaganda from all its...