Anti-Semitism is rising in Europe and in the Middle East:
Germany: in an Islamic attack, two men claiming refugee status assaulted and robbed a Jewish man at a northern port.
Ukraine: a Molotov cocktail thrown at a synagogue.
Iran: Iran’s supreme leader calling for the elimination of Israel.
Palestinian Authority represented by its president Mahmoud Abbas: If there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we will not agree to the presence of one Israeli in it.
USA: Jewish home in a New York suburb plastered with six swastikas.
|Thus, anti-Semitism is alive and well as has been for over two millenniums.
Many Jews think that anti-Semitism is the intolerance and hate of the Jews as a race or even as humans.
That might be true. However, something more fundamental distinguishes anti-Semitism from any other racial hate. Any other racial hate exists when humans of a hated race are among those who hate them. Anti-Semitism exists even when there is no Jews among those who hate them.
In many Muslim countries, there are no Jews but the hate of the Jews is seen everywhere. In the 15th century Spain after all Jews were expelled, the hate of the Jews remained. In the 19th century Russia, the Jews were prohibited to live in most of the cities – nevertheless, the hate of the Jews was evident in those Jew-free cities.
Anti-Semitism is not just the intolerance and hate of the Jewish people – anti-Semitism is the fearful resistance to the Jewish Torah-guided ideals for the human existence. Those ideals are stubborn and they flourish in many places where there are no Jews – those ideals are the foundation of most religious, political or cultural developments in Western Civilization.
The fate of the Jews and their ideals is unique because, as the true Jews believe, the Jews are fulfilling their God-given mission of the Chosen, which is to help the others build a better world for everybody – a better world on the foundation of Torah-guided spiritual/moral principles. The others do not object to the idea of building a better world – but not for everybody, only for themselves; and not on Torah-guided ideals, on their own ideals.
Many in the historic past hated the Greeks when the Hellenistic empires of the Middle East introduced their ideals to the captive countries. However, when the captive countries freed themselves from the Greeks, the Hellenistic ideals were defeated as well. The anti-Hellenism had not been developed since there was no need to resist the non-existent Hellenism.
Many in the recent times hated the Nazis and Communists when the Nazi Germany and the Communist Russia introduced their ideals to the entire world and implemented them in the captive countries. However, when the captive countries were freed by the USA and UK (in the WWII and in the following Cold War), the Nazi/Communist ideals were defeated as well. The anti-Germanism or anti-Russianism had not been developed since there was no need to resist the morally dead Nazism and Communism.
With the anti-Semitism, it is a completely different story.
The Jews are hated since they are, as the Chosen, successfully introducing the Judeo-Christian ideals into religious, political and social spheres of human life. Those ideals are replacing the old heathen ideals and the contemporary heathen people resist.
The Muslims as a group hate the Jewish ideals since the Jewish ideals are replacing the universal Sharia-based dictatorial morality by the individual freedoms.
The Atheists as a group hate the Jewish ideals since the Jewish ideals are rooted in the guidance from the Supreme Power above, which is mandatory for the humans, while the Atheists want to introduce their own ideals.
Some Western Christians hate the Jewish ideals since the Jewish ideals emphasize the building a better life for everybody here in this world while the old-fashioned Christians are longing for a better life in the Heavens.
Some Eastern Christians hate the Jewish ideals since the Jewish ideals promote the true Western-type democracy over the spiritual slavery by dictatorial government.
The unstoppable anti-Semitism reflects the unstoppable success of the Jewish mission as the Chosen and the true Jews and the true Rabbis should appreciate this as a sort of sign of spiritual success.