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?