Thursday, January 16, 2020

Irrational fear of being identified

NY Times op-ed:
Growing up, my brothers and I often teased my mom for having what we thought was an irrational fear of being identified as a Jew.
Jews are funny about that. They have whole organizations that go around complaining about Jews being identified as Jews.
National Revies essay:
“Many in the community look at the Hasidim as locusts, who go from community to community ... just stripping all the resources out of it,” said a Jewish, but not ultra-Orthodox, resident of upstate New York. The resident, who vociferously objects to ultra-Orthodox development and asked not to be named for fear of retribution by the ultra-Orthodox community, added that “nobody here doesn’t like them because they’re Jews. People don’t like them because of what they do. Rural, hardworking people also want to live our lives too.”
I guess it is okay for secular Jews to call ultra-orthodox Jews locusts.

The House appointed seven impeachment prosecutors, and they are not all Jews. Okay, maybe I shouldn't call it a Jew coup. There were a couple of blacks, a couple of women, and a Hispanic. It will be interesting to see who runs the show.

Update: For those who somehow think that Jews are a persecuted minority, see this chart.

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