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How should we respond to anti-Semitism when we encounter it?

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Comments (13)

(13) Catherine, August 25, 2011 12:01 AM

I understand

But its true, how many times you are in a situation you are shocked at the moment and you freeze and dont know what to say?? so this is true. it happens to the best of people..

(12) Sara, January 25, 2011 3:16 PM

Hysterical...yet so sad

I literally laughed out loud at this clip. It portrays life as it is, unfortunately. We have such strong convictions at home but when it comes to defending them and standing up for them in public or in uncomfortable stuations, we chicken out.

(11) Rosen, August 18, 2009 8:41 PM

German cars and bad omens

I tend to think that bad omens for Jews typically come with owning German cars. My dad used to have a Porsche (made in Germany) 20 years ago and it was a big financial blunder on our family, because he had to pay $300 a month for it on the lease alone...Also, I agree with all the posters here that anti-semitism doesn't begin or end with the Holocaust and the Nazis.

(10) Wayne, August 16, 2009 11:46 PM

was this supposed to be funny?

Is Jewlarious having an identity crisis? When you try to mix comedy and serious issues, it comes up short on both ends. There are many serious discussion forums around. Perhaps Jewlarious should stick with comedy.

(9) Terrry Schindler, August 14, 2009 9:11 PM

poor schlmiels

It would be nice to have a serious article on this topic.

(8) jeff, August 14, 2009 1:12 AM

THIS MADE MY STOMACH CHURN

SO MANY TIMES SICK HUMOR IS SHOWN BY HOLLYWOOD THAT CONTRIBUTES TO ANTI SEMITISM - SEINFELD - LARRY DAVID - MEL BROOKS - ALL OF THESE HELP SECULAR JEWS LAUGH AT ANTI SEMITISM - INSTEAD OF SEEING IT AS THE SICKNESS IT IS. LIKE THE SOUP NAZI EPISODE OF SEINFELD - IT HAS MADE PEOPLE LAUGH AT NAZI'S INSTEAD OF CRY - I THINK IT IS SICK ... IF THE PERSON WHO PUT THIS ON AISH WOULD COMMENT - I HAPPEN TO BE DOWN RIGHT NOW AND WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUNNY TO WATCH - WHY DID YOU MAKE ME WATCH THIS - WHAT IF MY KIDS WERE IN THE ROOM - SHOULD I HAVE BEEN WARNED - WHY DID YOU NOT THINK OF THIS AHEAD OF TIME - I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO SEEING THIS UNDER A TITLE OF JEW LARIUOS. PLEASE RESPOND ... YOU HAVE MY EMAIL

(7) Chaya, August 12, 2009 2:59 AM

Forget the swastikas and Aryan Brotherhood looks

Forget the swastikas and Aryan Brotherhood looks--antisemitism is and probably always has been alive (and sick) in America. All one has to do is be a blue-eyed blood with a Swedish-sounding name to have the "nicest", most respected people share their private thoughts about Jews. The activists of Brooklyn or Brookline, may be able to round up a demonstration or use their political clout to force this stuff underground, but for those of us who are a real "minority" (where making a minion means including every Jewish woman in the county along with four men and a boy) what the family in that film clip did doesn't seem so unreasonable. Before you look down on therm--or us--reread how Davide Melek, when he was in the land of Gat, one of Israel's enemies, pretended to be insane, even letting spit drool down his beard to escape.

(6) Anonymous, August 11, 2009 11:25 PM

real???

Re anonymous #2. Google Klaus Barbie to find out whether he's real or not. And... is the current threat facing us real? We know what happened then. Now what?

(5) Chaya, August 11, 2009 2:27 PM

Klaus, we hardly knew ye.

Interesting to note, his death was overshadowed by another children's favorite, Dr. Seuss, who died on the same day.

(4) Rifka, August 11, 2009 1:12 PM

A bit surprised at previous comment, as I found this embarrassment to stand up for our convictions, a very real, and serious problem. Very well acted !

(3) robert fragman, August 11, 2009 11:58 AM

we MUST face any hate groups and anti semites head on!!

We are blessed to live in a country that is free and as Jews have the right to live without bigotry. When we encounter any of these situations we have a duty to react and can't allow this to go unanswered.

(2) Anonymous, August 10, 2009 9:22 PM

alltp real and accirate

I don't know if the Klaus Barbi is real, but anti-semitism is only sub-surface even in the US. The reaction of the erstwhile Jews is also , alas, too real.

(1) K.B., August 10, 2009 12:16 PM

Really hilarious & true to life!!

this short video is really well acted and full of funny and not-so-funny moments!! i think this is a total positive and all-encompassing choice that jews and non-jews can relate to: we've all been to the museum that 'purports to entertain us' and actually makes us uncomfortable. ... like going to disney world and becoming ill from going on r'rides'; getting sun-stroke from standing in line or seeing the reaction of your toddlers after 'mr. toad's wild ride'; a very healthy rhino skin is needed with these 'summer holiday flings', those after-episode discussions some people refer to as de-briefing ...

 

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