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Is Your Neighbor Anti-Semitic?

ADL’s new survey tells us not to be so naïve.

Published: May 17, 2014


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Visitor Comments: 76

(57) Andrés Rosendo, June 16, 2014 4:35 PM

Just to clarify

Lori, anti-Zionism IS the current form of antisemitism. What can you do about it? In other time I would've said fight back, educate people, write to the media... but actually the only real solution is to make Aliyah. Exile is death, Israel is life and dignity. Only in Israel a Jew can truly develop his/her identity. As simple as it sounds. Don't think like the enemy. Finish the diaspora or the diaspora will finish you.

(56) Elisabeth Soros, June 11, 2014 9:34 PM

Is Your Neighbor Anti-Semitic?

Dear Lori! We know all of us the Halacha ;"Love your neighbor" Our duty is Love. Judgement is Not ours. It is belongs to HaShem. We do have so many other 613 Commandments. We got to know our co-workers, our neighbours and we must share the Torah genuinely and tire to have a conversation not a pushy way. We must be a light to the nations as it is written. I am not a young person. I have learned to respond with kindness. It works most of the time.
The other person probably even do not know who we are?
Gently just say it it, we are the same people as anybody else,
we are the people only who are keeping and accepted at Sinai the words of God till the End of the Days.
For hate answer with love. It works. No arguments. Do not work. Probably they have only one side of the knowledge about us.
We must take it seriously to pray for the world and share the
original Torah and the original Tanach. So many mistranslated " Bible" out there and some of them the source of the anti-Semitism what have started 2000 years ago.
Probably they do not listen but they think of it.

(55) M J Spaulding, May 27, 2014 11:13 PM

Lori Almost Live

Dear Loir,
I enjoy your videos all the time. I'm not Jewish but they interest me and I have several Jewish friends that I talk to on the internet. I receive aish.com every day. Anti-Semitism is a horrible virus in our world which we must conquer with education. I don't know what to do, but I do know that when I hear or see it I fight it with all I can. I'm 82 so not so much in the physical realm, but no one talks anti-Semitic where I am and gets away with it. It is something I don't understand.

(54) Leah, May 23, 2014 5:35 AM

I know what we can do, we can remember

We said Never Forget. We made these two words our moto after the last horrific episode of antisemitism in history but do we really mean it? We remember the Holocaust but we have forgotten everything that led up to it, all the antisemitic behavior around it. This is when we need to stop it, when we see these behaviors beginning to happen. We can do a great PR campaign of the Jewish People and educate people but we won't. We'll forget.
If we really meant we'd Never Forget, wouldn't we have remembered to remind ourselves?

(53) JM, May 23, 2014 2:45 AM

Rabbi Meir Kahane!

You better start revisiting his works..Aish thinks that educating the world on Anti Semitism works...I have some news for you it will not...The World does not care Mrs. Palatnik..all the great people of our Tanakh fought..The tragedy is most Jews don't study it..Also the only place for the Jewish people is Israel...History should tell you this by now!!

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