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Jtube: The Bill Cosby Show: Antisemitism

Jtube: The Bill Cosby Show: Antisemitism

What's the root cause of anti-Semitism?

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Published: November 11, 2012

What's the root cause of anti-Semitism?

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Visitor Comments: 23

(21) Riva, January 7, 2013 7:30 PM

The root of all evil is not money but ignorance that leads to hate

The root of anti-semitism goes back centuries when it was called exactly what it was: jew hating. It was about the royalty employing the jews as doctors and lawyers seeing as the jews were the literate few and whose services were vital to the life and death and economy. Unfortunately, the only contact that the jews had with the ignorant masses was as the tax collecters. The people were suspicious by nature; especially resentful of the men taking their money away. They already lived in poverty, but blamed it on the jews, not the kings and queens. Not too many know the history of jews in Russia before Hollywood was created, but isn't it remarkable that there are still some people who say with disdain that the Jews own/control Hollywood. As though the stats are not theer to prove it, we all know a very percentage of the powerful people in the media are jewish. And there's something wrong with that? If I had the kind of talent that Steven Spielberg alone has I'd be thrilled to get funded for my next incredible film......aaahh, but I digress... And of course, let's face it: there's always the jealousy factor: 'my son, the doctor' wouldn't have gotten through medical school if it weren't for the tuition. They've got to take into account that Jesus saves, but Moses invests.

Shoshana-Jerusalem, January 8, 2013 6:56 PM

root of anti-Semitism

The root of anti-Semitism is that we are Jewish. There is the jealousy factor, for sure. But aren't there rich goyim as well who can afford medical school for their sons? There's millions of them. The truth is that they hate us no matter if we are rich or poor, have high goverment positions or are poverty-stricken and dowtroden. They hate us if we keep separate or if we assimilate. It has nothing to do with ignorance, though anti-Semitic statements like yours,( "Moses invests") and the remark about the tuition, don't help very much and could even incite violence. Are you Jewish? (Just curious.) But none of this is the reason. They hate us because we stand for truth. Because we carry the Devine message to all mankind. We are the very small tribe that survived slavery in Egypt, the Romans and Greeks in the Land of Israel, the Inqusition, the pogroms, the Crusades, the Holocaust. Why don't you google in to (on aish.com) " World Perfect", and "The Jewish Contribution to Humanity" and "John Adams on the Jews."

(20) Anonymous, November 27, 2012 2:01 AM

seriously?

i may be out of touch in my old age (33) but people have to keep in mind how long ago this aired. it was a different world [so i've been told] but one would have to praise cosby in spite of how condescending or misguided this clip may be it does seem cosby was trying to promote awareness and acceptance. personally i'm not offended -- then again i'm not jewish. in spite of my state of goyim i will say people need to lighten up and not look so much in to things, otherwise before one realizes; one would have developed a 'victim's complex'. on the other hand: the clip from "the saturday game" was the last episode of the bill cosby show. maybe we should be reading in to that. shalom and be well.

(19) Yaakov, November 23, 2012 5:43 AM

Well Intentioned but Inaccurate

Not that you can expect better from a non-Jewish production, but this is not an accurate portrayal of a Jewish religious boy. If he were a religious boy, he would not be wearing a colored Hebrew school yarmulka. And he would quote the scripture in Hebrew, not English. And it's unlikely a 10 year old would be quoting which book of the bible discusses peyos. (Come to think of it, I'm not sure if I know which book it comes from.)

(18) martin, November 17, 2012 12:55 AM

antisemitism vs ignorance

The child saw something different and made fun of it as he did not understand what it was. Cosby pointed out that his hat on backwards was also different than the rest of the team but the child knew why it was on backwards (Cosby didn't say he was different because the catcher was black). The catcher might still laugh at the child once he understood the curls. Now that is not ignorance but disrespect or is it? He may respect the curls but still thinks their funny. I may think the rabbi's hat is funny. If we don't know each other we have no idea of intent. Antisemitism is hate where intent or knowledge have knowthing to do with what is going on. Hate is not a matter of knowledge or inttellect!

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