United We Stand

For the last 2,000 years, the Jewish people have been accused of many things:

We killed Jesus
We poisoned the wells of Europe and caused the Black Plague
We plotted the bombing of the World Trade Center
We arranged for the Arab nations to rebel against their leaders
We control the media
We control the banks
We control the world

There is one thing we’ve never been accused of and that is - being stupid.

Everyone can see that, with all of our accomplishments in technology, medicine and business (at least) we are (at least) smarter than average.

Maybe they’re wrong.
Maybe we are stupid.

There is a growing anti-Jewish sentiment permeating the world. It might be masked as anti-Zionism but it is anti-Semitism all the same. Jews around the world are once again becoming the focal point of hatred. Hate crimes against Jews are becoming all too common in France, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Russia and of course throughout the Arab world.

The exact reasons are unclear. Adolf Hitler is quoted as saying:

“Even if there had never been a synagogue, or a Jewish school, the Jewish spirit would still exist and exert its influence. It has been there from the beginning and there is no Jew, not a single one, who does not personify it.”

It matters not if you are Orthodox or non-affiliated, liberal or conservative, Ashkenazic or Sephardic, American or Israeli, practicing or agnostic. In the eyes of the world, all Jews are Jews.

Yet we each see ourselves as separate. There are some of us who seriously question the policies of the State of Israel. Some of us don’t like the ways of the ultra-Orthodox. Some of us don’t accept the policies of the liberal-Jewish platform. Some of us won’t associate with Jews who are more or less observant than we are.

As we continue to fight and divide ourselves, it gives the world the opportunity to drive a wedge between us.

Without even considering the metaphysical benefits of a united Jewish people (as promised by the Prophets and our Sages), when all eyes are upon us, doesn’t it make sense for all Jews to unite and accept each other?

To allow the world to incite us against our own people would be foolish indeed. To take it upon ourselves to alienate our own brothers and sisters is sheer madness.

Let’s not give the world one more thing to accuse us of.

Let’s not be stupid.

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by   Max Anteby


Comments icon August 11, 2011

YOUR THOUGHTS

By Nigel on August 15, 2011 -- 2:33am

Not everyone blames Jews! I’m born and bred English. I really do agree Jews are smarter than average as I’ve learn’t more in the past few weeks from this website than in my whole life. Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz lectures/mp3’s are like having a torch switched on in my mind and spirit. Rabbi Noach Weinberg gives excellent business advice. I am truly truly grateful to this website and ALL the Rabbis whom I consider to be the wisest men walking the earth. I have so much to say and not enough space in this box!
Thank you

By Tanya on August 19, 2011 -- 5:31am

please make me understand what Isaiah 6:9 refers to if Christianity faith in trinity is a myth.

I am not a Jew nor belong to any religion, but a seeker of truth.
I almost gave up on religion or God altogether, but I don’t want to be wrong and face punishment in the end just because of poor decision. I am done from digging in Christianity faith(and find it very confusing) and not interested to dig in to Islam faith(something fishy smells in Islam religion). Now I am at your doors-Jewish Faith. The original of all Abrahamic Faith.

thank you for answering smile

By ASPIRANT on August 21, 2011 -- 12:08am

I would not be surprised if this website were run by anti-semites.  I was all ready to go off on how retarded it is to say that antizionism is without exception the same as antisemitism.  This entire thing reads as a call to arms against some vague “other” group.

I had to catch myself, and realize that I know many Jews, and they are not at all like you.  But, for an instant, you made me dislike the Jewish people.

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