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?


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