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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:58 PM

Why Pittsburgh matters. Anti-semitism makes a resurgence.

From the article:

We are shocked, but we are not surprised.
How could we be surprised? The novelist Rebecca West once said that Jews, having suffered so much, have an “unsurprisable mind.” Did we think that we, the American Jewish community, could splash blood upon our communal door and thus ward off the twin angels of hatred and death?
When we witnessed the madness in Charlottesville — “The Jews will not replace us!” — could we not have imagined that this could happen?

This Shabbat, American Jews drank from the bitter cup of tears from which other groups have already sipped. Blacks. Blacks praying in churches. Sikhs. Muslims. LGBTQ.

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The racist in chief constantly appeals to the hatred that is always just below the surface, and his violent followers respond.

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