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"Kick a Jew" Day

Don't sweep this under the rug.

Published: November 29, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 169

(169) Leonard Lang, October 20, 2010 4:30 PM

Horrible, disgusting,

Why don't some of the Jewish organizations that I contribute to make an issue of this and make their involvement in this issue known to their contributors

(168) sol, October 8, 2010 4:48 PM

visits to holocaust museum a waste of time

I'm wondering why parents of attacked children aren't pressing charges. Is being kicked not an assault?"kick a Jew day" is clearly a bias crime. (Imagine the uproar if it had been "kick a black" day!) I'm willing to bet the "kickers" have already been exposed to plenty of holocaust curriculum in their school program. What is called for are consequences of a nature that will make another occurance in Naples or elsewhere very unlikely. Expulsion seems like a good place to start.

(167) Laura, October 6, 2010 4:36 PM

IT WASNT A HUGE DEAL!

I went to NNMS when this happened, and no one even knew what Kick A Jew Day was until we heard about it in the news. I argree it was stupid and uncalled for but in reality, some of the kids kicking others were Jewish, and it wasn't done because were racists, it was some kids trying to be funny. Jewish kids are actually loved dearly at our school, but the media doesn't care about that.

(166) Anonymous, August 28, 2010 7:25 PM

These children anti-semites should be under arrest for assault and the hate crime statute connected with it. I am passed being tired of vicious hate crimes that happen every day and anywhere in this country. It is nothing new and the fact that the guilty parties got no real punishment says something really hideous about our school systems, the police, and the government that will not do the right thing when it comes to hate crimes, especially against Jewish people. Outrage is a good word for what I feel. Thank you for sharing this story with us, Rabbi.

(165) Annie, January 1, 2010 2:49 AM

ok, so I tried to write to the Gov & Lt. Gov of Florida

Sorry guys, I just typed up a letter to ask Gov. Crist and his Lt Governor for accountability, their e-mails 'don't work' ! Hmmm however, if YOU do send an e-mail, know that your e-mail may become public information in the event of public request in Florida As for the consequences for these kids' behaviour has everything to do with the quality of the adults who are in charge of 'educating' them I believe it should be mandated that the whole staff of the entire school board be 'educated' right at the Museum: Thoughts form actions, Actions form Habits Just a bit of Jewish thought

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