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Why the Jews?: The Reason for Antisemitism

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2002

    The Reason: Jews Favor Other Jews

    This is an excellent book, which presents, for the most part, the Jewish dilemna. The authors, Scholar Dennis Prager and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, stress that Jewish philanthropy is very important, and they claim that Jews give more than any other people. The authors of "WHY THE JEWS?" also stress that, although Jews represent less than 3 percent of the American population, that they are overrepresented in medicine by 231 percent, in psychiatry by 478 percent, in dentistry by 299 percent, in law by 265 percent, and in mathematics by 238 percent. And the authors make it a point to stress that this "unique achievement is NOT, as is sometimes alleged, due to some innately superior intellligence among Jews, but solely and directly to Judaism." Jewish law, according to the authors, MANDATES that Jews give PRIORITY to enabling one another to establish themselves in the business world as proprietors and as professionals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2004

    The Reason for Anti-Semitism Is Answered

    . . . . First,the term 'Anti-Semitism' is in my opinion inappropriate for describing those who who are not of the Jewish persuasion, since the Semites include ALL of those people from SW Asia and Africa who SPEAK the Arabic and Hebrew languages. The term 'Anti-Semite' is INDEED inappropriate when applied to Muslim and/or Christian Arabs. . . . The philosophy of Judaism as related in The Talmud, which includes the first six books of the Old Testament (The Torah) and other writings, is in my opinion and in the opinion of others, a master-slave philosophy which could also be very correctly called a philosophy of Jewish supremacy. . . . . . Example: Leviticus 25:43-46 authorizes the Israelite/Jew to own the men, women and children from the other nations as slaves, and to rule over their own people 'with less rigor.' . . . . . . .Authors Dennis Prager and Rabbi Telushkin do indeed recognize the 'higher quality of Jewish life' as a 'cause of anti-Semitism.' They also explain that the 'higher quality of life' is objectively verifiable (pages 46-58). They stress that Jews have the highest per capita income of any ethnic group in the USA. They point that that Jewish law, as transcribed in the tzedaka laws, mandates that Jews enable one another to avoid poverty through a system of Jewish welfare (for Jews only) that helps Jews to establish themselves in the world as business PROPRIETORS and PROFESSIONALS. . . . . Prager and Telushkin are to be commended for providing the reader, whether Jewish or Gentile, with this very forthright information. . . . . To quote the words of Israel Shahak, a holocaust survivor, 'Anti-Semitism and Jewish chauvinism (a/k/a Anti-Gentilism) can only be fought SIMULTANEOUSLY.'

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