The Root Cause of Anti-Semitism

Judaism’s traditional explanation to the world’s longest hatred.

Comments (7)

(7) Van From USA, November 21, 2018 12:03 AM

Blessings to Israel.

There are many such as myself that pray for Blessings to Israel many times a day. I am your Christian Brother. The words of Hashen are clear: Bless those that bless Israel and curse those to curse Israel. Isreal is the only anointed land on the planet. My point is simple: focus on those that love Isreal, not the ones who hate. Isreal is the Mother land, think of Commandment #5. Blessings

(6) British Exile. Philippines., November 19, 2018 5:48 AM

Satan is the root cause of Anti-semitism.

The Bible tells us that the Devil is the Lord of this World. An evening spent watching TV will convey to all, the human depravity all around us. Watch the News or listen to pop music, it's full of vile language and ideas. God created us and gave us moral standards to live by. Look at the values put forward in Hollywood for example. The acts and deeds that the Bible tells us are sinful, have been embraced and accepted as normal. When The World sees God's chosen people giving light to the world they hate it, The World doesn't love light, it loves darkness. There's also jealousy of the Jews who many see as being wealthy, a major part of Hitlers persecution of the Jews was the stealing of Jewish wealth and property. The Jews are actually the finest people on Earth for the contributions they've made over the last three thousand years. God bless Israel and the Jewish people.

(5) Anonymous, November 18, 2018 7:24 PM

Sugar Coated

Seeing "the root cause of Anti-Semitism," I was glad. Finally it's not a piece about how we need to sign a petition, or cry out against some politician or some pop star who said something or did something against the Jews. And I was really hoping for more content like this, or like what I thought this was going to be.

But then after hearing what it actually said, it's grossly sugar-coated, watered down, made politically correct. Judaism's Traditional Sources say, the source of antisemitism is when the Jews fail to stick to their mission which is specifically, when they veer from Torah learning and mitzvah observance, then the hatred of the non-Jews is incited against us until we get back on track.

But you can't tell people there's anything really wrong about not keeping Torah, and not keeping mitvahs. We'll just talk about "Jewish Values," instead. Maybe we'll pride ourselves on Einstein, and even Ben Gurion, and their accomplishments and contributions to mankind.

We'll keep the message sugar coated for fear of offending anyone. And, in doing that, we won't be doing anything to get rid of the antisemitism, either.

(4) Dvirah, November 18, 2018 6:26 PM

Chosen

Whether an individual Jew follows Halacha or not, Jews & Judaism represent the Creator's presence in the world. Those who hate the Creator or prefer their own "straw gods" will naturally hate the representatives.

(3) Bracha Goetz, November 18, 2018 6:19 PM

AWESOME!

(2) david frankel, November 18, 2018 4:06 PM

very good rabbi

(1) Anonymous, November 18, 2018 4:00 PM

Be Proud

1. We gave the world monotheism.
2. We are a light unto all nations.
3. We are a moral people.
4. We are book people/educated.

The world cannot handle morality. The world hates people who are steeped in religion and knowledge. The world is jealous of the Jewish people/nation. YES! We are better!

 

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