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Anti-Semitism on the rise #393094
03/15/08 04:25 AM
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"A report from the U.S. State Department details "an upsurge" across the world of anti-Semitism -- hostility and discrimination toward Jewish people."

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I had an experience the other night - it effected me more than I thought it would. I went to hear a lecture at my synagogue, given by my Rabbi. I was right on time but when I pulled up, no one was there. I pulled in haphazardly and called my Rabbi who confirmed there was a class. Since I was "crooked", I pulled up and parked in front of the house (our synagogue is in a residential area) across the way and down. I even took a moment to make sure I was not blocking a driveway.

When I came out of the lecture an hour and a half later, I noticed there was a truck with a trailer in front of my van. "Oh, sorry." I said out loud, though I didn't see anyone in the driveway. I just felt bad.

A man came out of his garage... "Yeah, thanks for blocking my driveway so I can't get my truck in." I replied, "Oh my gosh..I'm so sorry. I didn't mean - "
"Yeah, right. I'm tired of dealing with you people."

I got in my car and left.

I've had friends where I was the first Jewish person they met. Some grew up thinking Jews had horns. One gal had to ask her minister if she was supposed to try and convert me (answer was "no"; I was one of the chosen people)... but, really!

Baseless hatred... that's something that most of us grow out of after junior high when we hate our friend one day and hate the other the next day.


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Re: Anti-Semitism on the rise [Re: Lisa - Moms] #394124
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I grew up with so much anti-semitism - and now I still have "friends" who want to convert me.
It is discusting in this day and age.

Re: Anti-Semitism on the rise [Re: BillieCat] #394678
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Well on the converting issue, I consider that a generic problem smile Everybody tries to convert everyone else - so that's just a "different religion" problem. I'm not saying it's good, but I'm saying everyone has to deal with it smile

On the Jews with horns though, that is just a little too out there for me. How could you think that about *any* other person no matter for what reason??


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That's just what they were taught, I suppose. I'll have to look into the historical origin of that one.

Judaism, by the way, is a religion that does not try to convert people. In fact, it can be difficult to convert into Judaism. It is because they want to make sure you are converting from a pure place, that it's something you truly want.


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Re: Anti-Semitism on the rise [Re: Lisa - Moms] #395181
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Trust me.. it can be VERY hard to convert. .. I did and took YEARS because it was hard. Was turned away 3 times and had to keep coming back and proving my intent was true.

Now 17 years later, I wouldn't change a thing ;0)


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the struggle was well worth it (hit submit too soon)


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Oh, I'd love to hear more about your journey. How did you know you were Jewish?
Actually, I believe one has to ask three times before one can convert.


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Jase - I would also love to hear about your journey!

And your are right to point that out Lisa, that no Jew tries to convert anyone!

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One time that really sticks out in my mind - I was playing with a neighbor when I was five - she told me I am going to hell because I was Jewish. I asked her what hell is since I never heard of hell. When she told me, I started crying. I told my mom and she went over to tell the mother - the lady said she was sorry I was crying but this is what they believe in!

We were the only Jews in the neighborhood - we got some hate calls during Hanukkah.

It feels good to get this off of my chest - you can emphasize.

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