The Mutation of Anti-Semitism

Why the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe and around the world presents a danger not just for Jews, but for all who care about our common humanity.

Comments (9)

(8) Joseph Muszik, July 7, 2017 3:31 AM

The Jewish people are the appple of God's eye.

I pray for the peace if Israel. God bless the Jewish people wherever they maybe, may their boarders expand as they grow.

(7) Marion Cook, July 5, 2017 5:21 PM

He or she who forget the past is doomed to relive it.

(6) Anonymous, July 5, 2017 3:02 PM

The roots of antisemitism are not indifference

Antisemitism is a Jewish wakeup call to remind us that Jews have a unique, powerful, important message for the world, and that we're not living up to that message. The call is: wake up, wake up and return to God and show the world His glory! When the new antisemitism metamorphised into hatred for Israel it is a wake up call that the country Israel needs to be a light unto the nations, it needs to be a more God-fearing place where God of Israel is revealed to the world. We're not hearing that message. Antisemitism is a uniquely Jewish phenomenon, and has a uniquely Jewish answer - become a more God-fearing Jew, and do more Jewish things, and encourage Jewish leadership to do more for bringing Godliness into the land of Israel.

(5) Ann Stephens, July 4, 2017 11:13 PM

Excellent message

Would love to have this message in print.

(4) Michael Banhidi PhD, July 4, 2017 8:21 PM

The list is not complete

Do not forget the educated so cold elite whose anti jewish feeling based on financial and intellectual success of the jews. They are more dangerous than the lower class hatred. This is my personal experience as a kid during the Holocaust and my teenage and young age under the communism.

(3) Bracha Goetz, July 4, 2017 5:48 PM


(2) Reuven Frank, July 3, 2017 3:34 PM

Rabbi Sacks tells it like it is!

At first, the major reason I clicked on this vid is that I couldn't believe Rabbi Sachs would actually speak.
Then, I heard and saw illustrated his concise and piercing message of absolute truth.
If I have a criticism, it's that he left Saddam Hussein off the list with Hitler, Stalin and Radical Islam.

This message needs to be published and heard on very news-site in the world.
Not for the Anti-Semites. They're not going to change anyway.

But for the rest of the world who doesn't WANT to know that the same Anti-Semites will eventually come for them, too.

When you hate, and you feel you HAVE to hate
it doesn't matter WHO or even WHAT the difference is,
they'll hate you, too.

Dvirah, July 5, 2017 7:37 PM

Just Another Point

During the middle ages, Jews were also the most prominent non-Muslim group in the Middle East, just as they were the most prominent non-Christian group in Europe. This is the basis for today's anti-Israel antisemitism. I think that Rabbi Sacks should have made this connection rather than jumping to Israel the state, but perhaps he had to limit the length of this presentation - which is otherwise excellent.

(1) Ari Blum, July 3, 2017 9:30 AM

So eloquently put

Once again, Rabbi Sacks has hit the nail on the head.


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