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Reading the Other Side
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Reading the Other Side

Is it a good idea to read anti-Jewish or anti-Israel propaganda?

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Published: June 18, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 39

(34) JRG, June 26, 2011 4:33 AM

What about our children?

Children, especially teens, have wide access to the internet and may come across revisionist, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic writings. I think we need to make a point of reading a few of these things with our older children and making sure they understand that the truth is being distorted - and why. In this way, they might not be so vulnerable to all the garbage floating around college campuses in classes, open forums, and extra-curricular clubs.

Anonymous, July 4, 2011 2:07 PM

Yes

Our children are faced daily with this anti-Jewish and anti-Israel sentiment. Whatever opportunity we have to counter that with our children may change their life and their views. It begins with the knowledge of knowing what falacies people are exposed to then put their faith in. We must then create the opportunities to discuss the issues with our children in a way they will understand.

(33) Chana, June 25, 2011 5:45 PM

Agree

I believe we should definitely be aware, read and keep informed of what is said about us and I totally agree with what Gavriel said in his opinion! I survived the Holocaust with my parents and siblings and my family made sure to always be aware of what plots were hatched up against us and what was said and publicized to make us jewish people look bad. To this day I make it a point to read it all, however hurtful it may be. I want to know what is being said about us, always, so I can be prepared and prepare my defense!

(32) Anonymous, June 25, 2011 4:21 PM

Yes, it is necessary to know what your enemies are thinking.

My first Rabbi always said," Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." How can we combat propaganda if we don't even know what is being said?

(31) ruth white, June 23, 2011 10:14 PM

yes, we should read anti- Jewish comments. in order to be knowagable, and to know what the enemy is thinking or planing.if you stick your head in the sand, by the time you pull it out , it may be to late !

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