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Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (US, Noontide Press, 2003), p 64.
Growing up as a Roman Catholic I converted to Judaism and made aliyah. I lived in Israel for four years. I speak Hebrew fluently and have a good knowledge of Aramaic.
What do we say when we sneeze? A Jew.
Every tradition in the world contains some seeds of truth, and likewise some of those seeds come to fruition and then rot, such as the justifications for slavery and the subjugation of the feminine, fully half of creation. We humans must be master pruners in order to keep cutting away the tribal rhetoric to come to deeper truth. This is true for every nation, every group. I deeply appreciate the religious and ethnic diversity of the world, and I pray that one day we can all respect each other for our differences as well as our common humanity, which is an inheritance from a God who loves all life and values us as a part of its own heart. May we achieve the peaceful coexistence which God implores us to find, first within our own souls.
Instead of telling us gentiles why we hate you, why not just ask?
Because the Jews have a mission to carry out, author Michael Grant, wrote about them: “The Jews proved not only unassimilated, but inassimilable.” However unclear the way may be, the only solution to anti-Semitism is for the Jews to bring the light of unity to the world by establishing a role model society, and sharing its principles with the world. They will not be able to avoid this mission by assimilating.
What if each view was necessary – what then?
Indeed, the best way to achieve unity above differences is by focusing not on uniting the Jews, but on building an example of unity for the world, so that the world can unite. The world will not tolerate the Jews as long as they do not unite among themselves, because only then the rest of the world will be able to learn and implement the way. If the Jews unite in order to help the world, not in order to help themselves, they will be viewed favorably by all the nations, without exception.