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Is this a Jewish stereotype?

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I was talking to my (Jewish) therapist about how greedy family members descended like vultures when my grandmother died. He mentioned that, coming from a Jewish family, he knew what that was like. Is being greedy vultures after death a common Jewish stereotype?
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 3, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Yes. 

Laura1427
by Gold Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM



Quoting Anonymous:

Being greedy and money hungry in general is a Jewish stereotype



two4one
by Platinum Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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Yes it's a stereotype. Doesn't make it true though. It's like saying all black people like watermelon, all Asians are bad drivers or all Irish people are drunks. Anyone who believes and continues to perpetuate these things is a jerk.

TheSilence
by Remember Me on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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It's an ugly stereotype.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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Maybe some non jews believe the stereotype because Jewish people mostly help other Jews.

Quoting momto2boys973:

Quoting TableforSeven:

As if I didn't already know how generous Jewish people usually are....when we moved to Israel last year and for the first few weeks only had the items we could fit in our suitcases on the airplane with us.  We had total strangers bring us mattresses, food, blankets - give us rides anywhere we needed to go, have us for meals, etc. And none of them wanted anything in return.  In fact, when I said to a few that we would have them for a meal once we were settled to repay their kindness, many of them seemed insulted.  



Quoting momto2boys973:
Quoting TableforSeven:

Being greedy is a stereotype of Jewish people.  Being Jewish myself and seeing how my (Jewish) friends live as well...it is FAR from the truth for most of us.






I agree. The amount if money my community gives away to help others is amazing. We're big on charity and good acts. I remember after my C-sections I didn't have to cook a meal for a month! The synagogue ladies bought me breakfast, lunch and dinner every day so I could recover. ThT's what we do whenever a member of the community is sick. My sons' yeshivah requires them to bring money for charity every day to give away before praying. And I actually just pay half the tuition because that's what I can pay and they get money from the community for scholarships.

Yeah... How disgustingly greedy we are...








Not to mention Israel as a country itself. Pretty much every other country- the U.S being one of the harshest- do anything to keep immigrants out. No, they can't come and "steal our jobs", or enjoy anything "paid by my tax dollars!" And yet Israel opens its doors, provides help, tax breaks, free classes to learn the language, money to keep you up while you settle, free education and medicine and all that paid with tax payer's money who are delighted to be able to help new immigrants get home.

Greedy, greedy, greedy...
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Don't know. Don't know any Jewish people.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM
My husband is super frugal with money. I always laughed it off as just being him. Then we found out he's part Jewish. Now we really laugh about it, although, now I say he's showing his Jew.
The stereotype seems to be somewhat true, but when used against someone it's just mean.
jjames1990
by Platinum Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Absolutely is a stereotype of us Jews. And I fit it pretty close. LOL. My husband and friends always tease me. My girls are also JAPS. JEWISH AMERICAN PRINCESS,'
MamaRae85
by *you're on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Agree 100%.

Quoting momto2boys973:

Yes, it's a stereotype. One he should be ashamed of perpetuating, BTW.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Well, I wouldn't call my therapist a jerk. I adore him. Perhaps he just spoke without thinking.


Quoting two4one:

Yes it's a stereotype. Doesn't make it true though. It's like saying all black people like watermelon, all Asians are bad drivers or all Irish people are drunks. Anyone who believes and continues to perpetuate these things is a jerk.


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