Jew trouble

People are hating the Jews again.

The haters should be ashamed of themselves. But they are not.

A relatively new book, From Ambivalence to Betrayal,* focuses primarily on increasing Leftist hatred of Jews. The Right still hates them, as usual. Even some Jews hate themselves. Don’t that beat all?

I don’t get this anti-Jew thing. It’s a religion, for Christ’s sake, and a couple of languages, Yiddish and Hebrew.

Sure, they have big noses, but that’s a Middle Eastern trait. Mohammedans have big noses too. Yasser Arafat could hardly hold his fat head up straight. Jeez, what that Big Mama must have weighed.

I don’t believe in hating due to noses.

And, sure, Jews are sharp at business and money. They’ve had to develop those skills over time because so many people have wanted to kill them. It’s a self-preservation mechanism on the Jews’ part, totally justified.

Leftists are hating Jews more and more. I say this is happening because Mohammedans, in spite of wanting to murder us all, are the new darlings. They come from “another culture,” you know. Swoon or else.

And Leftists are taking up vocal arms against Israel, the sole well-run democracy in the Middle East. This is senseless, but extremists rarely make sense.

Israel treats women well. It shows them off. It puts them in boots, khaki shorts and gives them Uzis. It’s a great look.

Mohammedans throw sheets over their women. Nobody knows what a Mohammedan woman looks like.

And they don’t tote guns. Or even driver’s licenses.

Now hear this! I like Jews. The first woman I asked to marry me was a Jew. She said no, proving that Jews are smarter than we are.

Some of my best friends have been Jews. Not just a phrase.

When I lived in the United States, I always went to Jewish doctors and dentists because they did the best work. I trusted them.

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Appearance matters

HasidicI think lots of people don’t trust Jews because of the Hasidic guys. They are doing their people no favors with this look. You see a Hasidic, and you think: Hurl a spitball.

The word dweeb comes to mind. And all that nodding.

A far better look for Jews is Moshe Dayan. Jews can worship whatever they wish, but the men should all try to look like Moshe Dayan.

Even if they must poke an eye out.

DayanYou don’t mess with a guy like Moshe Dayan. Or beautiful booted women in khaki shorts toting Uzis either.

Long live Israel! I mean it. They’re the Good Guys.

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* The book, written by a Jew, costs 42 bucks! This is exactly what gives Jews a bad name. So I just read a review in Commentary magazine.

26 thoughts on “Jew trouble

  1. I have Goldsmith (surname) in my ancestry. My husband says he has no doubt, though a baptized Presbyterian, of my true self.

    I’m enjoying a croissant from CIA (Cooking Institute of America) bakery this morning. Not a little one, either, but I thought of you 🙂


    1. Carole: I think Goldsmith is a very interesting name. Better than Goldman or just Gold.

      Croissants, eh? Well, we just polished off some waffles. Aunt Jemima, you can’t beat ’em.


  2. Felipe, you can hate what a country does without hating the citizens. For instance, I hated many things that the USA did under Bush (both of em) but I never hated Americans (or Christians, or whites). Same thing with Israel. I hate what they are doing to the Palestinian people but i do not hate Jews. In fact they hold a fond place in my heart for standing up for the Civil Rights of black people in the USA back in the 60’s.

    It is the goal of the Tea Party Right to drive wedges between progressive factions. As a matter of fact weren’t some secret plans recently revealed describing the Republican’s plans to cause division between the Blacks/Hispanics and Gays? I am pretty sure I remember that.

    Nice try. Leftists do not hate Jews. It is just that those of you on the right wish we did.

    Bobby Jindal said it all, Republicans have to stop being the Stupid Party or they just may never get elected again.


      1. Sorry, I reread it and stand by it. Do you forget the young Jewish students murdered by the racists! Did I hate the racists? Yes. Did I hate all Americans because a few of them were murdering racists? No. I do not see your point.


        1. The modern day conflict between Arabs and Jews goes back to the mid-19th century. One must study and read a great deal to understand the measure of complexity that includes Zionism, Pan-Arabism, WWI, WWII, Great Britain, France and Ottoman Empire. Then there is an exhaustive list of happens since 1948 and then since 1967 that literally boggles the mind. Much of what is occurring today was predicted by the great thinkers at the turn of the last century.


          1. Ms. Mommy: It is indeed a complex situation and one that few people know or keep up with. Even I am only superficially aware of the history of the Middle East, but I’m more aware than most. Not more than you, clearly.

            What is happening these days, however and strangely, is part of the whole Political Correctness phenomenon. Ah, here he goes again! It is new and fresh, which is (and I did not point this out earlier) why Croft’s citing Jewish participation in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s (half a century ago) while accurate is absolutely irrelevant to the issue at hand these days.

            Anti-Americanism is a big element of PC. So America’s allies are, by connection, evil too. Israel specifically is the fount of anti-Semitism these days. And then there’s the glorification of “other cultures.” The Left’s embrace of “the downtrodden,” which includes, in the Left’s eyes, Mohammedans when the Mohammedans’ mess is actually almost entirely their own doing. They oppress themselves. They rule with despots. Their religion is violent, and their culture is anti-modern.

            And they are increasingly dangerous on the world stage. Blind Westerners who support them are absolutely Orwellian in their attitudes.

            This mindset lives in the White House today.


        1. The contributions by Jews warrants a great deal more than fondness and the culture that has allowed Jews to still exist is beyond remarkable.

          Albert Einstein Physicist
          Jonas Salk Created first Polio Vaccine.
          Albert Sabin Developed the oral vaccine for Polio.
          Galileo Discovered the speed of light
          Selman Waksman Discovered Streptomycin. Coined the word ‘antibiotic’.
          Gabriel Lipmann Discovered color photography.
          Baruch Blumberg Discovered origin and spread of infectious diseases.
          G. Edelman Discovered chemical structure of antibodies.
          Briton Epstein Identified first cancer virus.
          Maria Meyer Structure of atomic nuclei.
          Julius Mayer Discovered law of thermodynamics.
          Sigmund Freud Father of Psychotherapy.
          Christopher Columbus (Marano) Discovered the Americas.
          Benjamin Disraeli Prime Minister of Great Britain 1804-1881
          Isaac Singer Invented the sewing machine.
          Levi Strauss Largest manufacturer of Denim Jeans.
          Joseph Pulitzer Established ‘Pulitzer Prize’ for achievements in journalism, literature, music & art.

          The Nobel Foundation of Sweden awards the Nobel Prizes to men and women who have rendered the greatest service to humankind. Of the 750 Nobel Prizes awarded worldwide between 1901 and 2007, at least 162 were awarded to Jews. While Jews are approximately 0.25% of the world’s population, Jews make up approximately 22% of all Nobel Prize laureates worldwide.

          Literature – 13% of World Total Nobel Prizes awarded to Jews
          1910 – Paul Heyse
          1927 – Henri Bergson
          1958 – Boris Pasternak
          1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
          1966 – Nelly Sachs
          1976 – Saul Bellow
          1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
          1981 – Elias Canetti
          1987 – Joseph Brodsky
          1991 – Nadine Gordimer World

          Chemistry – 19% of World Total Nobel Prizes awarded to Jews

          1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
          1906 – Henri Moissan
          1910 – Otto Wallach
          1915 – Richard Willstaetter
          1918 – Fritz Haber
          1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
          1961 – Melvin Calvin
          1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
          1972 – William Howard Stein
          1977 – Ilya Prigogine
          1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
          1980 – Paul Berg
          1980 – Walter Gilbert
          1981 – Roald Hoffmann
          1982 – Aaron Klug
          1985 – Herbert Hauptman
          1985 – Jerome Karle
          1989 – Sidney Altman
          1992 – Rudolph Marcus
          2004 – Avram Hershko, Aaron Ciechanover & Irwin Rose
          2006 – Roger Kornberg

          Physics – 26% of World Total Nobel Prizes awarded to Jews
          1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
          1906 – Henri Moissan
          1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
          1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
          1910 – Otto Wallach
          1915 – Richard Willstaetter
          1918 – Fritz Haber
          1921 – Albert Einstein
          1922 – Niels Bohr
          1925 – James Franck
          1925 – Gustav Hertz
          1943 – Gustav Stern
          1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
          1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
          1952 – Felix Bloch
          1954 – Max Born
          1958 – Igor Tamm
          1959 – Emilio Segre
          1960 – Donald A. Glaser
          1961 – Robert Hofstadter
          1961 – Melvin Calvin
          1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau
          1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
          1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
          1965 – Julian Schwinger
          1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
          1971 – Dennis Gabor
          1972 – William Howard Stein
          1973 – Brian David Josephson
          1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
          1976 – Burton Richter
          1977 – Ilya Prigogine
          1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
          1978 – Peter L Kapitza
          1979 – Stephen Weinberg
          1979 – Sheldon Glashow
          1979 – Herbert Charle S Brown
          1980 – Paul Berg
          1980 – Walter Gilbert
          1981 – Roald Hoffmann
          1982 – Aaron Klug
          1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
          1985 – Jerome Karle
          1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
          1988 – Robert Huber
          1988 – Leon Lederman
          1988 – Melvin Schwartz
          1988 – Jack Steinberger
          1989 – Sidney Altman
          1990 – Jerome Friedman
          1992 – Rudolph Marcus
          1995 – Martin Perl
          2000 – Alan J. Heeger

          Economics – 41% of World Total Nobel Prizes awarded to Jews
          1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
          1971 – Simon Kuznets
          1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
          1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
          1976 – Milton Friedman
          1978 – Herbert A. Simon
          1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein
          1985 – Franco Modigliani
          1987 – Robert M. Solow
          1990 – Harry Markowitz
          1990 – Merton Miller
          1992 – Gary Becker
          1993 – Robert Fogel

          Medicine – 28% of World Total Nobel Prizes awarded to Jews
          1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
          1908 – Paul Erlich
          1914 – Robert Barany
          1922 – Otto Meyerhof
          1930 – Karl Landsteiner
          1931 – Otto Warburg
          1936 – Otto Loewi
          1944 – Joseph Erlanger
          1944 – Herbert Spencer Gasser
          1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
          1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
          1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
          1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
          1953 – Hans Krebs
          1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
          1958 – Joshua Lederberg
          1959 – Arthur Kornberg
          1964 – Konrad Bloch
          1965 – Francois Jacob
          1965 – Andre Lwoff
          1967 – George Wald
          1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg
          1969 – Salvador Luria
          1970 – Julius Axelrod
          1970 – Sir Bernard Katz
          1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
          1975 – Howard Martin Temin
          1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
          1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
          1978 – Daniel Nathans
          1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
          1984 – Cesar Milstein
          1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
          1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
          1986 – Stanley Cohen & Rita Levi-Montalcini
          1988 – Gertrude Elion
          1989 – Harold Varmus
          1991 – Bert Sakmann
          1993 – Richard J. Roberts
          1993 – Phillip Sharp
          1994 – Alfred Gilman
          1995 – Edward B. Lewis

          Peace – 9% of World Total Nobel Prizes awarded to Jews
          1911 – Alfred Fried
          1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
          1968 – Rene Cassin
          1973 – Henry Kissinger
          1978 – Menachem Begin
          1986 – Elie Wiesel
          1994 – Shimon Peres
          1994 – Yitzhak Rabin

          This list was compiled and contributed by Luana Goriss. Luana lives in Queensland, Australia. She has a Bachelor Degree in the Study of Religions. She researches, writes and lectures on Jewish History, Antisemitism and Comparative Religions.


    1. Croft, Felipe is referring to a documented book of scholarly research by a field expert regarding anti-Semitic politics of the socialist left. This is very easy to see in attitudes of class warfare — Occupy Wall Street, distribute the wealth, even the playing field for all, overall anti-capitalism. You see these things popping up throughout history, despite leftist rhetoric of goodwill and acceptance towards all. That is the point of the book, and this blog post.


      1. Ms. de Bois: Well put, as usual. As for Croft, he knows some Jews he likes.

        This reminds me of my posts on putting women in combat, especially in the Marines. Defenders of that idiotic idea say they know some really mean and tough women. That’s their justification for support of the notion.

        But, as is famously known, arguing politics and religion is an exercise in futility.


        1. I know some wussy, chicken hearted men that do not fit the brawny he-man image of the military as well. Does that mean no men should serve? That would be great if it were so. What if they threw a war and nobody came?


  3. Well, scholarly documents aside, I have seen many Jewish people active in politics of the Left. In fact, one of the best Premiers (like a Governor) of my own Canadian Province of British Columbia was my friend Dave Barrett who is, surprise, surprise, a Jew. He is still universally loved and respected by those on the Canadian Left.

    Let a man be judged for the content of his character.


  4. It is interesting that you refer to Judaism as a religion.

    In our recent trip to Israel, our guide said “it is only thought of as a religion in the United States.”

    Our Jewish guide made alliyah (immigrated) to Israel from South Africa when he was 18 and he is now 47. He is a fascinating guy.

    Most Israelis label themselves as secular …


    1. Why didn’t you just write ‘immigrated?’ And how do you know that most Israelis label themselves secular?


        1. According to the 2010 Israel census, Israeli Jews define themselves as follows:

          – 8% as hareidi (Ultra-Orthodox)
          – 12% as religious (non-hareidi or religious zionist)
          – 13% as religious traditionalists (mostly following Jewish Halakha/Law)
          – 25% as non-religious traditionalists (partly following Jewish Halakha/Law)
          – 42% as secular

          Please note the 8% hareidi are extremists and I personally disagree with most of what they stand for and their way of life. Extremists of any kind are dangerous.


          1. Ms. Mommy: Yes, extremists of any kind are dangerous. They are what keeps the world in a constant uproar, and they almost invariably are a small minority, which says a lot. And it’s why it’s unwise to write off extremists in any situation solely due to their being small in number.


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