Why Do People Hate The Jews?
Prejudice, it seems, is a standard fare of life.
In his folksong entitled "National Brotherhood Week," Tom Lehrer sings:
Oh the Protestants hate the Catholics,
and the Catholics hate the Protestants,
and the Hindus hate the Moslems
and everybody hates the Jews.
In this song Lehrer expresses a truism, that hatred for the Jew is uniquely commonplace. The question is: Why?
What lies behind these millennia of hatred?
Why has the undercurrent of anti-Semitism bubbled and boiled
and exploded against Jews everywhere, time and again throughout history?
- Why The Jews? (Shocking Explanation for the World’s Longest Hatred)
- Timeline of Jewish Persecution (250 C.E. - Present)