Rabbi Abraham Cooper: Confronting ‘history’s longest hatred’

Source: WaPo, 7-14-10

It’s been called history’s longest hatred. The last aging survivors of Auschwitz see everywhere evidence that virulent Jew-hatred did not die in the Berlin bunker with Hitler. Indeed, in 2010, victims of the Shoah see their suffering denied, their legacy perverted and inverted.

The president of the European Jewish Congress recently put it bluntly to European Parliamentarians: “Jews are afraid to walk the streets in Europe with Jewish signs. Synagogues, Jewish schools and kindergartens require barbed-wire fences and security and Jewish men, women and children are beaten up in broad daylight . . . Jews are being forced out of many European cities, like Malmo, [Sweden] . . . because of the atmosphere of hostility and violence.”

This week along with other Jewish leaders, we with Secretary Hillary Clinton and Hannah Rosenthal, Special Envoy on Anti-Semitism at the State Department to discuss the crisis. Enroute to the nation’s capitol I listed some of the key sources of the moral pollution….READ MORE

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