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Black lives matter, but Jewish lives and Property Doesn’t

Black lives matter, but Jewish lives and Property Doesn’t

By now everyone is aware of the murder of George Floyd and the horrific cries of protest that has come out all over the world.

No one has come out on the side of the police, and the murder has justified mobs of people (primarily black) rioting and looting with full physical violence.

The good police officers that do their job are now fair game and are sitting targets for the violence. To be a police officer is now the same as being a sitting duck waiting to be hurt or killed for doing their job. And if he or she defends themselves, they have to be worried that their actions will be second-guessed as well as mobs that will lie to say that their attackers were completely innocent.

Like the police officers, another group, Jews who are property owners or visibly Jewish are now coming under the attack either for the Coronavirus or somehow being at fault for the death of George Floyd, or back to plain old no reason, just being Jewish and being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Israeli-born philanthropist and activist Adam Milstein, who lives in Los Angeles, said “

The Jewish community is in denial. The fact that synagogues got tagged and Jewish businesses were looted with signs saying “Free Palestine” and “Kill the Jews” is no coincidence The rioters are Antifa and Black Matter and they are inherently antisemitic.”

Johnathan Friedman, who owns Syd’s Pharmacy in the Fairfax area of Los Angeles, says, “It’s frustrating, we had no part in this. They had no reason to involve us. I understand the protester’s cause. They are actually right. Someone was murdered and they right, but I don’t see where myself and other businesses were suffering from coronavirus troubles should be attacked for something we had nothing to do with.

Masks, hoodies, sledgehammers, crowbars, baseball bats. They are the descriptions Jewish business cited when talking about how their stores were looted and ransacked and synagogues were vandalized with graffiti during riots over Shavuot. Kristallnacht comes to mind very easily. While in Germany it was state-supported, In America, the police say they can’t defend the Jewish businesses they are too busy defending themselves.

Where is the outrage, where are the supporters of the Jewish people coming to our support, like in defense of George Floyd? No, the exact opposite has happened in Israel a handicapped Arab (now called a Palestinian) was killed for running from the police and the blogs and articles are filled with articles comparing George Floyd with Al-Halak (the Palestinian). We are murderers for defending ourselves in Israel and somehow we are responsible for George Floyd and Jewish lives and property are fair Game, to loot and damage and kill anyone that stands in their way.

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Yehuda Lave writes a daily (except on Shabbat and Hags) motivational Torah blog at Loving-kindness my specialty. Internationally Known Speaker and Lecturer and Author. Self Help through Bible and Psychology. Classes in controlling anger and finding Joy. Now living and working in Israel. Remember, it only takes a moment to change your life. Learn to have all the joy in your life that you deserve!!! There are great masters here to interpret Spirituality. Studied Kabbalah and being a good human being with Rabbi Plizken and Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, my Rabbi. Torah is the name of the game in Israel, with 3,500 years of mystics and scholars interpreting G-D's word. Yehuda Lave is an author, journalist, psychologist, rabbi, spiritual teacher and coach, with degrees in business, psychology and Jewish Law. He works with people from all walks of life and helps them in their search for greater happiness, meaning, business advice on saving money, and spiritual engagement
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