Why do people hate the Jews?

jwshThe news reports that violent antisemitism surged 40% in 2014.   I have a hard time understanding why the Jewish people are so hated across the world.  I’m not Jewish and I don’t really know anyone personally who is.  I’m sure some of them might be Jewish but they’re not very jewy.

I don’t see any good reason to hate them.  Sure they have strange customs but how horrible is that?  I would so love to belong to a group that has customs.  I’m just a white guy in Texas surrounded by Mexicans.  I’ve got nothing.

As far as I know, Jews don’t go around forcing their religion on others like Christians, Mormons and Radical Muslims.   They just keep to themselves and live a good life.  If we all did that the world would be a far better place.

I think antisemitism is based purely in jealousy.  The Jewish do well because they are smart and have good family values.  I think we could all learn a number of lessons from them.  We should all cut them some slack and mind our own business for a change.


3 thoughts on “Why do people hate the Jews?

  1. I didn’t know that anti-semitism was increasing but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was directly related to other political issues. For example there is a lot of anti-muslim rhetoric on the news and in the media and I think that spills over effecting all types of different cultural and ethnic groups. When one group is targeted, other groups become victims too. Or at least that’s my guess.

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