28 Responses to Jew-Hatred Week

Date: 10 Mar 2011


28 Responses to Jew-Hatred Week \\\\\\\\ ben kok (jewish-christian pastor) says: March 10, 2011 at 10:27 am \\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\Hi Ted, thank you very much for your good articles and especially this one of Harold Rotberg, please let him know how much I do appreciate his writing as well. I am working on a new website in English, so far I can only offer the Dutch version and a DVD “Islam and Truth”, Dutch spoken and subtiteld in 6 languages, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch where necessary. Go to http://www.tora-yeshua.nl for all info how to get this DVD for a free gift and see the trailer. We defend Israel and all the Jews where we can with actions, articles and so on. In our Tora-Yeshua conregations we practish Tora as much as possible, like Yehoshua (Yeshua) told us to do, we went back to our roots. It is very sad, that the churches have such a bad history of antisemitism and when I found out, I did quit with all of them,because they don’t want to change really. They could not even preserve the name of Yeshua, they made there own Iesous/Jesus on a Roman/Western way with pagan celebrations and holidays and from there all this antisemitism. Only some individual believers understood what the Tenach is and how Yeshua very well lived by the Tora and explicit told us to do the same. We love to learn form the Jews how to understand Tora, celebrate shabbath, Moadiem and eat kosher on Biblical way (not so far as the rabbinical prescriptions) Purim is coming and can you give me permission to publisch this article on my website? It shows very well that Purim is an actual day to remember and to celebrate. Because the G’d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is always in control and we do expect the coming of Mashiach ben David, as King of the world in Yerushalayim. Shalom\\\\\\\\\\\ Ben Kok (jewish-christian pastor) http://www.tora-yeshua.nl \\\\\\\\\\\ jerry says: March 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm Howard Rotberg, his father and his whole family have learned nothing from history. How sad. How pathetic. Just as the German Jews never believed a holocaust was possible, so the Rotbergs think that Canada cannot be anti-semitic. There is only one safe place for Jews in the entire world. That is Israel. With a state or without, it’s the only place that is really our home. We are trespassers everywhere else. The Rotbergs did what Jews have been doing for centuries. Keeping a low profile, opening businesses, making money the most important part of life, accumulating wealth and spoiling the next generation. How nice. Well the chickens have come home to roost. Canada is no better than Germany or Poland. Neither is the USA or Europe. And it will be the same in Australia, India, Thailand and Chile. There is only one homeland for us. Either pack up and come or shut up about how bad it’s getting wherever you are. You don’t belong there in the first place. \\\\\\\\ Yonatan says: March 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm Jerry is telling it how it is…It is time to come home. No more excuses – everything can be overcome if you want it badly enough. \\\\\\\ keelie says: March 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm In the meantime, I have my pair of .44 Magnums and my 7.62 x 39mm. \\\\\\\\\\ Bill Narvey says: March 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm Jerry, your cynical views about Canada, Rotberg and other Canadian Jews equally concerned about events like IAW and your one message that all Jews move to Israel, is unrealistic and unfair. \\\\\ Rotberg, just like many in our Canadian Jewish community deplore IAW and what it stands for. We deplore our university administrations not only tolerating such events, but providing university facilities to enable the IAW show to go on. That per se does not make our nation or any other nation you mentioned where IAW also goes on, anti-semitic. In Israel where you naively say all Jews must return or shut up about IAW and similar events, there are Israelis who side with anti-Israel factions in the world including the pro-Palestinian contingent and beat up on Israel every chance they get. Really Jerry, get real! \\\\\\\\\\\ Rena says: March 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm Sadly many people have yet to learn what some of us who have made aliyah have already learned. In the early 1980s when I was a Soviet Jewry chairman, our committee planned a Chanukah candle lighting ceremony on the steps of our local City Hall. As the one in charge I was called into the office of our local community executive director and in the presence of the president of our local community council I was told that the event had to be cancelled. When I asked why I was told that having such a public display of Chanukah candle lighting at 5pm when people are leaving work, might remind people that there are Jews living among them. Great, I replied and we went on with the event. \\\\\\\\\\\ keelie says: March 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm Oh – and gentlemen, I wouldn’t classify Howard Rotberg as “pathetic” because (like myself) he lives in Canada. Rather, he is simply a “stubborn Jew” and isn’t inclined to simply run away from trouble. This is what we have been saying lately; that Jews ought to be the warriors they once were – be as they were in the past. Warriors don’t run away from trouble; they do battle. A strategic withdrawal, if and when necessary, is not the same as a retreat… If I decide to make Aliyah – which is quite possible – I will do it on my own terms. \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Alan says: March 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm Sorry to my Israeli friends above, But “home” isn’t home either. Not when you have two “Rightists” and a Borderline traitor – all of three of whom lack a “pair” talking about Palestinian states, making concessions, and two of them on a daily basis (one being the Prime Minister) grovelling to an gutless piece of anti-Semitic crap called Obama. The third one, the so-called “Foreign Minister” – is a joke. True, he talks tough, but he has NO say when it is the Borderline Traitor whom Bibi sends to Washington. Furthermore, this “Foreign Minister” has caused more harm than good – he LOST Latin America. \\\\\\\\ The argument for coming “home” ended when an Israeli government used much more force on Jews living in Gush Katif than they did in Lebanon against terrorists – whom poof- rose again like a Phoenix after their “drubbing” – a year later. When someone who claims to be your “brother” comes up and takes away your home to reward terrorism, it is NOT your home. \\\\\\ Yes, we’re getting an increase in anti-Semitism in the Diaspora, but until Israel has REAL leadership – unlike “leadership” whom I’m not so sure will “take out” the Iranian nuke sites (look how they allowed the torturer and murderer of those two boys whom Livni promised to bring home alive to take over Lebanon) if it comes to that, or might be willing to hand over my “home” to Hamas, I will take my chances here. \\\\ David Sager says: \\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm IAW exists because it has an intellectual base of support on the left wing of American and Canadian politics. If the entire idea was recognized as the obscenity that it is by the liberal faculties of universities, and left wing politicians, and condemned by them, IAW would wither and be gone in a few years. But its left wing base tolerates and in many cases supports it because they think there is some truth to it. If the Jews who are also allied with this left wing base were to completely abandon them in every other aspect of politics, it would help dry up support for such ugliness as IAW. But that will not happen soon. As long as the liberal wing of politics provides an ideological home for such ideas, these ideas will continue to thrive. Mer says: \\\\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm Having been originally raised in the Catholic then Christian now converting to Judaism this article is BINGO. The antisemitism that I endure during Easter is at times unbearable and Christmas is a close second. Each year is harder than the year before as I still have alot of family members who are entrenched in ignorance. But I have made it clear. My decision is FINAL and I didn’t choose to convert because of antisemitism. I chose to because its in line with what I believe. My take on Jesus is a very different view than the church and not all Jews would agree with me either. But I don’t care. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and someday we will all know the absolute truth – I hope. Vardit Feldman says: \\\\\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm Thank you for making this passionate article public. There was not one teeny tiny exaggeration in there. I know because my parents were also from Lodz, born and raised there until they had to flee the city and when that happened, they had to do so separately (although they were married at the time). I had already heard almost verbatum from my late father what Howard Rotberg had to say about life for the Jews in Lodz. When I first told my father about Norman Finklestein, my dad just looked at me and for once was speechless. I am just glad he never found out how many Jewish students who were and are lectured by extreme left winged Jewish professors turn out to be left winged Jews against Israel when they graduate university and become leading members of society. It is “a harpeh and a shandeh” as my parents used to say…. a big shame… Dr. Sanford Aranoff says: \\\\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm Islam is very irrational, dangerously so. Many religious people are irrational, but harmless, like devout Catholics. We must fight stupidity. See the new book, “Rational Thinking, Government Policies, Science, and Living”. Rational thinking starts with clearly stated principles, continues with logical deductions, and then examines empirical evidence to possibly modify the principles. Rational thinking is our only weapon for survival. Shy Guy says: \\\\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm What constitutes rational is a matter of opinion. Susan says: March 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm Allow me to make an unpopular observation: if the fanatical Muslims really are as intent on destroying klal Yisroel as say they are, then, actually, the WORST thing Jews could do would be to congregate in one place (Israel). Then it would only take one bomb, & we wouldn’t be taking as many passive (or even active) co-conspirators with us when we go. \\\\\\\ No, I am NOT advocating that Jews disperse as widely as possible; I’m just saying that no one should be excoriating those who do not make aliyah as if we were all either cowards, brainless, or godless. \\\\\\\\\\\\ steven L says: \\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm The world including specifically the western countries allows the use of free speech to demonize Jews. They wouldn’t dare allow that to happen to any other people or religion. Shy Guy says: \\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm Susan says: March 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm Is that what you think Hashem has brought us back to the land for? Kufar Dawg says: \\\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm What a depressing read — both the essay and the comments. I’ve read elsewhere an article suggesting that US politicians are receiving bribes from islamofascist states AFTER they get out of office. Ex post facto bribery based on their performance while in office. Gayl says: \\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm Brilliant article, Howard! Unfortunately, you are right in your assessment of the bizarre support this disgusting anti-Jew feeding frenzy gets from various quarters. But to those who criticize Diaspora Jews under the rubric of some misguided religious fervour, you are missing the point and demonizing Jews in another way. How can you set yourself up as the ultimate judge (thought that job was already taken!). As a great sage once said, remember, when you point the finger at somone else, there are three fingers pointing back at you. Where is your compassion and commitment to the Jews who may not be able to make Aliyah? Should they be abandoned as the rest of the world seems to be doing during this horrible week? Would you have them pay the price in your stead? Where is your eloquent defence of their right to live freely, unmolested in a supposedly tolerant country? Ooops, there’s that word, again. You know what is so telling in Howard’s article? Despite his recounting of the hatred directed at Jews throughout history and from the very people Canada now tolerates within its borders, there is not one word of hatred from him toward anyone. To those who support IAW, for whatever reason, I say try to remember when you last saw a mob of Jews (or even a handful or a single person)raging through the streets of any city yelling “Death to…” as happened in Calgary less than a year after 9/11. That mob, by the way, was yelling “Death to the Jews.” And then ask yourself why you really support anti-Semites? Everyone else has already got it figured out. With all your degrees and money and power, you quake like scared rabbits and bow down to bullies. How pathetic! \\\\\\\\ Ted Belman says: \\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm email rec’d\\\\\\\ A few additional points about antisemitism in Canada \\\\\\\ First, it wasn’t just during or immediately before the war that Canada did not permit Jews to enter Canada\\\\\\\\ rather from 1929 on Canada had a policy of no Jewish immigration. A book, One Is Too Many was written about this. It only changed starting in 1946 after the knowledge of the Holocaust became known.\\\\\\\\\ Secondly, getting an education was not a simple matter for a Jew. Universities had Jewish quotas for most courses which only started to change in the early 50s. For example, Queen’s university, which i attended, had a 10% quota in medicine. There were 66 students in each year, 6 of which were Jewish. Never 5 and never 7, this although close to 50% of the applicants were Jewish. Courses such as mineralogy, mining, and many of the engineering area, had zero quotas, which was not unreasonable since jews could never find jobs in these fields.\\\\\\\ Thirdly, there were very few companies that would hire Jews. Manufacturing, banking, finance the major law and accounting firms would not hire Jews. The T Eaton Company did not employ Jews, as an example.It was only in 1960 that the big 8 accounting firms first hired Jewish students-in-accounts and it was about 15 years later before any had a Jewish partner. Banks, insurance companies and finance companies did not have a Jewish member on their boards of directors until 1978 when the Reichmans became major shareholders of Royal Trust. Jews were basically limited to Medicine and Law, if they could get into University within the quotas, and then could only work within the Jewish law firms, although doctors could get hospital positions for interning and then would practice on their own or in one of a few Jewish clinics, There were a few Jewish owned manufacturers, such as in the garment industry, in accounting you werelimited to the Jewish accounting firms. \\\\\\\\\\ Fourthly, most golf clubs, tennis clubs, curling clubs. dinner clubs and summer resorts did not admit Jews until the early 60s and even then things changed slowly. \\\\\ Fifthly. Speaking personally, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario did not have a Jew on their Institute Council until 1968 and the first Jew that became president was only in1972. In politics, Jews could run for Parliament or the Legislature and win if in a Jewish district, but cabinet posts\\\\\\\\\\\ were not available. First federal minister was in 1973. The Social Credit party in Alberta and Saskatchewan had anitsemitic planks in their platform.\\\\\\\\ Six. there were areas where Jews could not purchase a home. This in the cities and in resort areas Naturally there were a few exceptions, such as Nathan Phillip becoming mayor of Toronto, but it was the exception that proved the rule.\\\\\\\ We knew we were Jewish and we knew we were part of the Jewish community, and that discrimination was a matter of fact to be accepted and lived with. \\\\\\\\\\\ It was only in the late 50′s and early 60′s that things began to change, and at that it happened slowly. I could give you many more examples and specifics, but I only want to make the point that antisemitism arising now, is not knew to Canada, although it is in part generated by different groups than those causing it in earlier years. \\\\\\\\\\ Yonatan says: \\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm \\\\\\\\\ Man I get so sick of hearing Jews complain that the government of Israel isn’t doing this and is doing that, so I won’t come until that happens. I can’t bring my guns with me. I won’t run away from something. Blah, blah, blah. There are a million and one reasons you can think of why not to come. If you truly care what happens, why wouldn’t you be here helping us to make the changes necessary? This is an exciting time, where what you do actually makes a difference. Hashem allowed us back into our homeland after 2000 years – and until he makes it “good” in your subjective eyes, you’re not going to come. Well, I have news for you. When Moshe brought us to the boundaries of Eretz Yisrael, Joshua took the helm and had to physically fight for it. You are now in the same position and are saying to Hashem, “No thanks”, make it better and I’ll come. Maybe this is the exact reason you were born into this period in time, you’re being challenged and are deciding whats important. And those that are older and feel like they can’t because of their families – perhaps as the patriarch/matriarch of your family you need to set the example and lead your family out. The time is now people. Search your hearts – you know this is tugging at you. \\\\\\\\\\\\ yamit82 says: \\\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm Susan says: March 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm \\\\\\\ Allow me to make an unpopular observation: if the fanatical Muslims really are as intent on destroying klal Yisroel as say they are, then, actually, the WORST thing Jews could do would be to congregate in one place (Israel). Then it would only take one bomb, & we wouldn’t be taking as many passive (or even active) co-conspirators with us when we go. Would Israel be stronger economically and militarily with 6 million Jews living here or 12 million? Would a stronger Israel militarily and economically be more or less likely to be attacked or nuked? No, I am NOT advocating that Jews disperse as widely as possible; I’m just saying that no one should be excoriating those who do not make aliyah as if we were all either cowards, brainless, or godless. \\\\\\\\\\ G-d never promised the Jews a proverbial rose garden, but he did promise us a comfortable life in safety by doing what Jews are supposed to do: Live as Jews in the Land G-d chose and gave only to the Jewish people. The exile is supposed to be a punishment and not a reward. The in-gathering has begun and as we have seen those who have refused to to go up have met with dire consequences. European Jewry wiped out and assimilation finishing off North American Jewry. What assimilation has not accomplished after the American and European coming economic implosion; if history holds true to form Jews will be blamed by the right and the left and virulent hostile antisemitism will surely rear again it’s ugly nature. The combination of assimilation combined with anti-Semtism will be catastrophic for N American Jewry as they have lost the collective tools and the will to survive. \\\\\\\\ Never speak in rational terms when it comes to Jews, Israel or Jewish history as there is nothing rational to be attributed to any of them. Howard Rotberg says: \\\\\March 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm Thanks for the comments. To those who take the reasonable position that Jews should abandon the galut, the diaspora, and come to Israel: that in fact was the message behind my book, The Second Catastrophe. My father and I love (or did love) Canada, but have always been Zionists. My father visited many times and his primary charitable giving has been to Israel. I spend many summers in Israel, and please Hashem, we shall be spending 2012 to 2013 in Israel, where my wife has been invited to teach at the Technion in Haifa.\\\\\\\ So to those who think I see a future for Jews here, all of my writings and actions say the opposite. Aaron S. says: \\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm As someone who was born in Canada and graduated the University of Toronto I am not at all surprisedto see the Jew hating developments in Canada. I always felt a thinly veiled anti-semitism in Canada. It was in your face or up front, but below the surface. \\\\\\\\\\\\ So it comes as no surprise that the malevolent left has imported their Islamonazi stormtroopers to do their bidding and given them havens in academia where they can freely foment their Jew hatred. \\\\\\\\\\\ At least we have exposed the seditious left wing to the daylight. We see them for the malvolent Jew haters they are. What astounds me as that any Jew aligns themselves with the left, fully knowing that they hate them for who they are. \\\\\\\\\\ Bill Levinson says: \\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 8:00 pm \\\\\\\\\ Brantford is also home to one Mahmoud Issa Mohammad, who in the 1970s was part of a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine squad that hijacked an El Al Israel airlines plane in Athens and killed a passenger. \\\\\\\\ Why did Canada admit this individual? I understand that you can’t get a visa to enter Canada if you have been convicted of so much as drunken driving (misdemeanor). Actually, deportation hearings were underway in 2006: http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidDS070706_dsart4 \\\\\\\\\\\ Terrorists would not have been able to demand his release had those who arrested him applied Rule 303 instead of bringing him in alive, which is what the Russians would have done. (That is how they recently handled Somali pirates.) Other arguments for Rule 303: (1) Lockerbie bomber (2) Samir Kuntar (3) Murderers of Amy Biehl (South Africa) \\\\\\\\\\\ All convicted of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, all released for political reasons. Don’t bother to capture them alive in the first place. Then you don’t have to pay to house, feed, or guard them and they will of course never be set free. (This does not apply in the U.S. where life without parole generally means exactly that; as an example, Charles Manson is now an old man and he will almost certainly die in prison.) \\\\\\\\\\\\ Ted Belman says: \\\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm emAIL REC’D \\\\\\\\ This is incredible….did not know that it was happening. I can’t help but wonder why mass media outlets do not publicize this repugnant activity. Thanks for sharing. I will pass the info along, sadly. \\\\\\\\\\ Aaron S. says: March 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm Who let the jackals into our house? \\\\\\\\\\ Aaron S. says: March 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm ISLAM MEANS SUBMISSION. Now how you integrate that into a free and democratic society? How do you intergrate a medieval mentality into a modern one? IT CANNOT BE DONE. The invasion of Islam into Western civilizations means the death of our civilization. Only the leftists could openly embrace something so heinous. \\\\\\\\\\\\ Rajput says: \\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011 at 11:20 pm The story of Jews,their struggle to survive with dignity, and later, to establish a ssovereign independent State where they could live in safety, is one of the most remarkable and inspiring accounts in history. It has special relevance for the ONE BILLION HINDUS of Bharat (India) who have been bashed and battered by foreign, notably MUSLIM, invaders for centuries. The brave Jews do teach us courage to establish our own HINDU HOLOCAUST MUSEUMS not only in India but across the whole world. India needs to LIBERATE herself before she can actively cooperate with Israel on mutual defence and cultural matters. \\\\\\\\\\\\\ March 10, 2011. \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Click to Edit 000000000