Why does Antisemitism never just die! I can try to explain the reasons why we should all love each other but let me look into why some have continued to hate (below)! Hate that has resulted in so many innocent lives being violently taken away as we have tragically occur again in Jewish Supermarket in Jersey City. Maybe by looking at these factors and discussing them G-D willing we will replace this word with love instead.
(1) CHOSEN PEOPLE– To the haters this comes across as being better then others when truly it is to have a heavier burden to carry. We must do more and expectation are higher for us of the faith then those without. All are G-D’s children in the end with different responsibilities that lead to different holy paths as well.
(2) DIFFERENT – Many of those who are more “traditional” don’t try to fit into society but stay within the path they were brought up into. So they look, prayer and eat different foods which invites hate to those who want everyone to walk in “their path” alone.
(3) JESUS- The continued claim that the Jews killed Jesus when it was actually the Romans is something we have tried to fight for many a millennium. Not only were we not responsible but Jesus was a practicing Jew and even if our great, great, great… (you get the point) grandparents had an ounce of responsibility for the connection at this point is nearly non-existent. Today trust me many of the tribe including I would be on his defense.
(4) INSULAR – People of the faith to proselytize and basically keep to ourselves. This is one area we need to be more open about our loving faith with others. Once they know the beauty within hate might actually be conquered with love instead.
FOOTNOTE- Are there other reasons that I might have left out/and or solutions we can seek together?
These jokes are patently offensive (above & below) but will they become the next victim of the P.C police? I offended myself by putting them up because they can “hurt” unless you understand that they are meant not to but reach for a funny bone where it couldn’t easily be found. Yes, those around us who are hateful might use them in their vile rhetoric but could others full of love make such jokes as well without being added to their list? Should “jokes” be banned because they’re over the top or because they’re truly not funny? I guess in the end it depends who is telling them, where they are told, and what is the true intention? For that reason maybe let our funny bone be free to laugh at what it wants and let our legs walk out when it’s not moving.
FOOTNOTE– I apologize in advance if anyone is hurt by this humor or if anyone laughed and felt they shouldn’t. You can laugh though because I’m the one telling the jokes and my heart is truly full of love even if these “jokes” are full of laughs.