The New Jew

From Haman to Hitler… the legacy of antisemitism continues and is alive and well today.

Throughout history the Jew has been put on trial. He has been isolated, prosecuted and persecuted by the rest of the world for one very simple reason; he rejects all other religions.

For example, Christianity accepts the Torah but adds to it and replaces much of it with the New Testament. Islam accepts the Torah but adds to it and replaces most of it with the Koran. Many Jews accept the Torah but add to it and replace much of it with every cause célèbre of the day from A to Z.

The crime of the Jew is that he refuses to abandon the theological underpinnings and practices of his traditions. Throughout the ages he has been attacked for his stubborn adherence to his traditions. Today Europe has tried to ban circumcision on the grounds it is barbaric and this from the same people who orchestrated and abetted the Holocaust. Ritual slaughter is also attacked as being cruel by the same folks who condone hunting with guns and even worse, bows and arrows.

Of all the countries in the world, whose human rights record is abysmal, why is it that only Israel is condemned. The reason is that the Jew is no longer playing the role of a submissive tolerated, and exploited resident of a host country. The poet Bialik took pen, ink and paper and sketched, in poetry and prose an unflattering portrait of the emasculated Jew of Europe. For millennia the Western world has become comfortable with that kind of Jew and in the Levant with the Dhimmi Jew. Today the Israeli breaks the old stereotype and has produced the ‘new Jew’.

Israel has become an acceptable target of antisemitism; it is the proxy Jew. Hatred of Israel and the wish to destroy it serves as a vehicle upon which anti-Semites and self-loathing Jews think that they can claim the moral high ground but they are as wrong as they are pathetic and despicable. Those driven but bigotry relish the Jew as an outlet for their most banal instincts

About the Author
Since retiring from IBM as an IT Systems Analyst Steve Wenick has served as a freelance book reviewer for HarperCollins Publishing. His reviews have appeared in The Algemeiner as well as The Jewish Voice of Southern New Jersey and The Jewish Voice of Philadelphia. His articles on Jewish, Holocaust and Israel topics also have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Attitudes Magazine and Varied Voices. Steve and his wife are residents of Voorhees, New Jersey.
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