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12. Here's some good reading about anti-semitism since you never heard about it
Fri Nov 26, 2021, 01:06 AM
Nov 2021

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The belief or behavior hostile toward Jews just because they are Jewish. It may take the form of religious teachings that proclaim the inferiority of Jews, for instance, or political efforts to isolate, oppress, or otherwise injure them. It may also include prejudiced or stereotyped views about Jews.

Hostility toward Jews dates to ancient times, perhaps to the beginning of Jewish history. From the days of the Bible until the Roman Empire, Jews were criticized and sometimes punished for their efforts to remain a separate social and religious group — one that refused to adopt the values and the way of life of the non-Jewish societies in which it lived.

The rise of Christianity greatly increased hatred of Jews. They became seen not merely as outsiders but as a people who rejected Jesus and crucified him — despite the fact that the Roman authorities ordered and carried out the crucifixion. By the high middle ages (11th-14th centuries), Jews were widely persecuted as barely human "Christ-killers" and "Devils." Forced to live in all-Jewish ghettos, they were accused of poisoning rivers and wells during times of disease. Some were tortured and executed for supposedly abducting and killing Christian children to drink their blood or to use it in baking matzoh — a charge known as the "blood libel." A large number were forced to convert to Christianity to avoid death, torture, or expulsion, though many secretly practiced Judaism after their conversions. (In recent times, the Catholic church and other Christian churches have rejected these antisemitic falsehoods.)

In the 18th century, as the influence of Christianity began to lessen during the Enlightenment — which celebrated the rights and possibilities of men and women to a far greater extent than ever before — religiously based hatred of Jewishness gave way to non-religious criticism: Judaism was attacked as an outdated belief that blocked human progress. Jewish separatism was again targeted. As European countries began to take modern shape in the 19th century and national pride grew, Jews, who were still usually deprived of civil rights and lived throughout Europe as outsiders, were subjected to further hostility. This hostility resulted at times in deadly persecution, as in the late-19th century Russian pogroms — violent attacks on Jewish communities with the aid or indifference of the government.

At the same time, in response to the decline of Christian belief and the growing number of Jews beginning to join the mainstream of European society (a trend known as "assimilation&quot , antisemites turned to the new "racial science," an attempt, since discredited, by various scientists and writers to "prove" the supremacy of non-Jewish whites. The opponents of Jews argued that Jewishness was not a religion but a racial category, and that the Jewish "race" was biologically inferior.

The belief in a Jewish race would later become Germany's justification for seeking to kill every Jewish person in lands Germany occupied during World War II, whether the person practiced Judaism or not. In fact, even the children or grandchildren of those who had converted to Christianity were murdered as members of the Jewish race.

The Holocaust, as this systematic mass extermination between 1939-1945 is known, resulted in the death of six million Jews — more than a third of the world's Jewish population. While the rise to power of the Nazis (Germany's leaders during World War II) in the 1920s and 1930s involved numerous social and political factors, the views that helped turn antisemitism into official government policy included belief in the inborn superiority of "Aryans," or whites; belief that Jews destroyed societies; that Jews secretly worked together to gain control of the world; and that Jews already controlled world finance, business, media, entertainment, and Communism.

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It's mostly driven by the pseudochristian cults. Jews are always their target. Progressive Jones Nov 2021 #1
And if that isn't the complete explanation... Septua Nov 2021 #8
Yes. nt Progressive Jones Nov 2021 #9
Facebook. Initech Nov 2021 #2
I would if I knew. Same reason as hatred of anyone not just like them? I don't think they would be LoisB Nov 2021 #3
They love Israel because MurrayDelph Nov 2021 #26
Confuse a Christian by asking them what parts of the Bible they follow if it is the word of God LonePirate Nov 2021 #32
Not sure I Delphinus Nov 2021 #4
Here's some good reading about anti-semitism since you never heard about it emulatorloo Nov 2021 #12
Us vs Them elleng Nov 2021 #18
thanks for your comprehensive research. i tried google and others with AllaN01Bear Nov 2021 #34
interisting link AllaN01Bear Nov 2021 #35
More correctly, that's ISRAEL's treatment of Palestinians. elleng Nov 2021 #13
True. Delphinus Nov 2021 #33
Are there any Jews around in your area... electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #29
Here's some info... Progressive Jones Nov 2021 #5
What the hell? DURHAM D Nov 2021 #7
Antisemitism has been around for hundreds of years. Ron Green Nov 2021 #6
Thanks elleng Nov 2021 #15
It's been going on in the world for thousands of years. jalan48 Nov 2021 #10
Yes it has. elleng Nov 2021 #16
Cause this country is stupid as shit Cosmocat Nov 2021 #11
A lot of it is because the Catholic church banned usury, and Jews became synonymous with usury. sop Nov 2021 #14
PART of it, at least. elleng Nov 2021 #17
One of the right's favorite anti-Semitic tropes is that of the "money-grubbing, Jewish Banker." sop Nov 2021 #20
Anti-Semitism at its worst. Aristus Nov 2021 #28
White xtian supremacy, fragility and jealousy. radius777 Nov 2021 #19
not 'BUT also' dangerous, elleng Nov 2021 #21
No, the far-right views Nordic whites as most intelligent, radius777 Nov 2021 #23
I feel 'devious or parasitic intelligence' directly related to 'usury' issue mentioned elsewhere, elleng Nov 2021 #24
Yes, I agree, it goes back that far and probably before that. radius777 Nov 2021 #25
Are you sure it's xtian supremacy and only that? jcmaine72 Nov 2021 #30
as a people, they are studious, hard working and intelligent with close knit families Shellback Squid Nov 2021 #22
Where are you seeing it? n/t left-of-center2012 Nov 2021 #27
Maybe they stumbled across a Louis Farrakhan speech on YouTube. jcmaine72 Nov 2021 #31
The current antisemitism is tapping into an ancient well peggysue2 Nov 2021 #36
I wish I knew myself. ForgedCrank Nov 2021 #37
Poor white trash think Jews have money traitorsgalore Nov 2021 #38
Goes back to pagan Roman days. Emperor Hadrian did hs best to exterminate the Jews. Kaleva Nov 2021 #39
Jews ritually sacrifice Christian children at Passover to obtain blood for unleavened bread. Brother Buzz Nov 2021 #40
It has always been here...we refused to help stop the atrocities in Germany during WWII... Demsrule86 Nov 2021 #41
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