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What reason do people have for being against Jewish people?

I never understood this. I can understand why certain ethnic groups can harbor bitterness towards another for things that "they" did to "us" or the other way around, but this one I've never understood. Let me just say that I don't agree with racism at all, I just said that I can understand why there's bitterness there.

Is it just because they're God's chosen people? Is it jealousy? Do they have a target because the Bible says they're God's chosen? I just don't' get it.

PS. I don't know what category to put this in, so I hope I guessed correctly :)

 
corbysmom531

Asked by corbysmom531 at 8:45 PM on Nov. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (11)
  • They have been made scapegoats.
    Intolerant and suspicious people have decided to make Jews the reason for their problems. It is so wrong.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 8:55 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Maybe that is the reason behind some that are religious, but I have nothing against them.
    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 8:54 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • oh, and jewish is not a race. so disliking Jews is not racism. It is just irrational dislike,maybe jealousy.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 8:57 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I thought that Jewish was a race AND a religion. What are they then? Why do I hear Jewish people say that they are only Jewish by blood and not by belief? Wouldn't that be a race?

    Why are Jewish people a scapegoat? Why pick THAT race/religion? That just makes no sense.
    corbysmom531

    Comment by corbysmom531 (original poster) at 8:59 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Ignorance.
    twinkletoes0408

    Answer by twinkletoes0408 at 9:17 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • http://judaism.about.com/od/judaismbasics/a/beingjewish.htm

    Link that explains why being Jewish is not a race. It is a religion. Is being Lutheran a race? NO. LOL.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 9:25 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Do you know what scapegoat means?
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 9:25 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Jewish is a race as well as a religion. They are traced back to Abraham the Hebrew so they are also called Hebrews as well, They are a division of the Semitic race.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:27 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I've never understood either. Although for many people, simply FEAR of anything different from them could be what drives it. I think they're generally considered an ethno-religious group, but you can also convert to Judaism too, so it's complicated. For purposes of discriminations laws, I think they are considered a race, but as I said you can be a converted Jew. I think secular Jews see it as their culture or ethnicity (Yiddish language, foods, etc). An ethno-religious community usually identifies itself by both ancestral heritage and religion.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 9:31 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Here's a helpful link too:

    Judaism
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 9:33 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

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