One Quiz Question

Hello Readers,

I continue to puzzle over the psychology of American Jews’ rush to support Black Lives Matter. As we all now know over 600 Jewish Organizations signed on in support of the organization in a published in The New York Times on August 28.

I have tried, and failed, to find any official, substantive rescinding of this statement.

Reams of material have poured forth reporting on the atrocities committed by BLM mobs, that loot and burn businesses, cultural and historical sites in city after city. The mobs use bricks piled at specific locations in advance, thanks to Antifa. Jewish businesses and institutions have suffered, along with others.

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I cannot imagine that anyone in this country who has a television set or access to the internet has missed the opinions of “the Squad,” or Louis Farrakhan or Linda Sarsour or their like. Jew-hatred, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is rampant.

I admit that this distressing situation continues to cause me discomfort. Brave Black friends of mine are equally appalled. They are cursed by BLM. There is nothing that satisfyingly relieves the misery.
Gurnish helfen! As a Jewish person who has absorbed certain lessons of history I have decided to combat distress with a small dose of—-a bit of gallows humor. Hence, the following quiz:
I invite you to consider and respond:

Question: 600 Jewish organizations have pledged support of BLM, whose platform states, “Israel is an apartheid nation, committing genocide on the Palestinian people.” Do you find this:

a. reasonable, so I agree
b. unreasonable, but I’m not sure what to do about it
c. virtue-signaling, so they can feel good about their liberal white guilt
d. incredibly stupid

Give yourself an oy vey if you checked “b,” and a mazel tov if you checked “d.”

Til next time…. Judy

About the Author
Judith R. Robinson is a visual artist, an editor, teacher, fiction writer and poet. She has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and anthologies. She has taught and conducted workshops for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Winchester- Thurston School and Allegheny Community College. She currently teaches poetry for Osher at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
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