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DEJA VU in 2010.... how frightening

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in response to reader comment: Is criticizing Judaism or Jews ipso facto anti-Semitism ?

Submitted by sara (United States), Aug 30, 2010 at 17:15

Ianus, as uncomfortable as I was, reading your description of Jews and their perceptions, I stopped cold with this paragraph below. It could apply to 2010 USA. Jews have once again made the mistake of assumption (even Daniel Pearl, who was fully assimilated, was recognized as a Jew at his beheading).
And the delusion extends to all liberals who live arrogantly in their ivory towers while ignoring the facts on the ground.

"But for me the problem with German Jews was a bit different. The problem was their rapid and total assimilation. By 1914 you couldn't se any kaftan Jews as in Poland's shtetls. German culture was very attractive for them , German universities opened up new horizons and showed all the absurdity of the rabbinic wisdom. Atheism and agnosticism were widespread among the German Jewish youth. Theodor Herzl , Einstein and a plethora of other Jewish Germans show what the tendency was . The Jews had no chance in Germany not because of anti-Semitism but becaus the Jews there wanted to be Germans, not Jews ... "

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