Why Do People Hate Jews (Must Read)



Since ancient times the world has had its list of (usually seven) wonders. In antiquity, the Great Pyramid of Giza (the only wonder from the original list still standing), the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus of Rhodes (a new,[1] gigantic, version of which is being built today), and others were among the occupants of the list. Over time, the world’s wonders changed depending on the identity and place of residence of the list’s compilers, who included such places as the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and England’s Stonehenge.

Recently, another wonder has emerged, or rather remerged, since it’s been with us longer than even the Pyramid of Giza. In fact, it is not a single wonder, but a whole list of them, but they all revolve around one question: Why do people hate Jews?

Are the Jews Miraculous Survivors, or Guarded for a Purpose?

In “Concerning the Jews,” Mark Twain mused on the hatred of Jews, on one hand, and their persistence, on the other hand: “…The Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. …Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. …The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone. Other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out… The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies… All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”[2]

Not less bewildering than the survival of the Jews is the fact that from Pharaoh to Hitler, virtually every detractor of the Jews sealed his doom in persecuting them. Some were even aware of the fact that the Jews are indestructible, yet could not help themselves, as if compelled by a force greater than themselves. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler wrote, “When … I scrutinized the activity of the Jewish people, suddenly there arose up in me the fearful question whether inscrutable Destiny, perhaps for reasons unknown to us poor mortals, did not, with eternal and immutable resolve, desire the final victory of this little nation.”[3] Despite this premonition, Hitler tried, and almost succeeded in exterminating European Jewry. But he, too, everntually failed and will go down in histroy as the epitome of evil.

Hated or loved, Jews were always treated as different. They are judged by different standards, revered, admired, and hated more than any other nation on the face of the Earth.

British Bishop, Thomas Newton wrote about Jews: “What but a supernatural power could have preserved them in such a manner as none other nation upon earth hath been preserved?”[4] French Mathematichian, Blaise Pascal, pondered the formula that has kept the Jews thus far: “This people are not eminent solely by their antiquity, but are also singular by their duration, which has always continued from their origin till now … in spite of the endeavors of many powerful kings who have a hundred times tried to destroy them.”[5]

Illustrious Russian author, Leo Tolstoy, pondered the survival of the Jews, but also sensed that their existence had to do with a unique purpose: “What is the Jew?…What kind of unique creature is this whom all the rulers of all the nations of the world have disgraced and crushed and expelled and destroyed; persecuted, burned and drowned, and who, despite their anger and their fury, continues to live and to flourish? …The Jew is the symbol of eternity. … He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind. A people such as this can never disappear. The Jew is eternal. He is the embodiment of eternity.”[6]

Jew Hatred Makes No Sense

Perhaps the most striking facet about Jew-hatred is its irrationality. The are as many reasons for hating Jews as there are people. Everything that upsets, hurts, or displeases people they often attribute to the Jews. Jews have been blamed for manipulating the media to their needs, usury, blood libels of various forms, well poisoning, dominating slave trade, disloyalty to their host countries, organ harvesting[7] and AIDS spreading.[8]

Moreover, Jews are often accused of conflicting “crimes.” Communists accused them of creating capitalism; capitalists accused them of inventing communism. Christians accused Jews of killing Jesus, and acclaimed French historian and philosopher, François Voltaire, of inventing Christianity. Jews have been labeled warmongers and cowards, racists and cosmopolitans, spineless and unbending, and the list could go on forever.

Clearly, Jew-hatred is irrational and deep. Yehuda Bauer, Prof. of Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, believes that anti-Semitism remains latent until it is triggered, usually during crises.[9] The multiple crises we are seeing around the world are therefore expected to continue to exacerbate the current wave of anti-Semitism.

A Deeper Reason Behind Hatred of Jews

The most important point to take from this brief review of anti-Semitism is that if we are to find the reason for anti-Semitism, we must look beneath the surface. As we have seen, rationalizations cannot explain the existence, persistence, and diversity of Jew-hatred. A deeper root is at play here. When anti-Semitism awakens, it is justified according to its particular milieu and therefore takes on different forms and manifestations at different times.

Since ancient times, the Jews have been dubbed “the chosen people,” that they were chosen to be a “light unto nations.” However, today Jews are being blamed for doing the exact opposite. In Hebrew, there is a famous truism: “Enters wine, out comes a secret.” Several years ago actor Mel Gibson was stopped[10] by traffic police on suspicion of DUI. His response to the officer was cursing the Jews and declaring, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?”

Malaysia’s former prime minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, was presumably far more sober than Mr. Gibson when he spoke at the Conference for the Support of Al-Quds on January 21, 2010. Yet, sobriety did not inhibit his declaration that “Even after their massacre by the Nazis of Germany, they [Jews] survived to continue to be a source of even greater problems for the world.”[11]

Under certain circumstances, even people who are not known for harboring explicitly anti-Jewish sentiments will express thoughts that can only be interpreted as anti-Semitic. When reporter for Israeli National News, Henry Schwartz, approached retired General “Jerry” Boykin, he was met with a surprising observation: “The Jews are the problem. The Jews are the cause of all the problems in the world.”[12]

Such generalizations should tell us something: If people believe that Jews are responsible for every problem in the world, they must also expect the Jews to fix them. When faced with such a conviction that the Jews are responsible for the well-being of the world, as long as there are problems in the world there will be hatred of Jews. And the more pain there is, the more the anger will turn on the Jews. If Jews are responsible for every problem, then any problem is the fault of the Jews. AIDS—it’s the Jews’ fault; earthquakes—the Jews’ fault; terrorism—the Jews’ fault; financial crisis—certainly the Jews’ fault! You name it—it’s the Jews’ fault.

A conviction that Jews are responsible for all the problems and must therefore fix them implies that anti-Semitism does not arise during crises because Jews are easy scapegoats, as some believe. Quite the contrary, in people’s eyes Jews are indeed the perpetrators. When things are fine people let Jews be. But when troubles ensue, the Jews are blamed for causing it.

Evidently, willingly or unwillingly, Jews never stopped being the chosen people—chosen to fix the world. And the reason why there is anti-Semitism is very simply that the world is still not fixed.

The Jews: Chosen Against Their Will

Being “the world’s fixers” is a tall order for anyone. It is especially so when you have no desire to be one, and even if you did, you have no idea what it means or how to go about it. For the most part, today’s Jews have no idea what it means to be a chosen people or a “light unto nations,” nor do they want anything to do with it.

When Jews are left alone they tend to assimilate. At the height of theconvivencia [friendly coexistence] between Jews and Christians in Spain, the inquisition erupted and mercilessly extinguished the Jewish community. Five centuries later, when the Jews in Germany were almost completely emancipated and strove to dissolve in the German society, the National Socialist party came about and exterminated the Jews throughout Europe almost entirely.

Today, the U.S. Jewry is in a similar situation to that of pre WWII German Jewry. U.S. Jews are largely confident that seeing toxic anti-Semitism of the kind we see in Europe is unlikely on the other side of the Atlantic. However, the reality of increasing anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses[13] and diffusion of anti-Semitic violence, such as stabbings,[14] to the U.S. indicate that Jews are likely falling once again into the trap of complacency. As it happened in Spain and in Germany, the harder U.S. Jews try to assimilate, the more painfully they will be pushed away. It is already beginning to happen, and the similarity between past process and the current situation in America makes the seemingly benign state of U.S. Jewry a very precarious one.

Similar to its diasporas, the State of Israel wishes only to be a nation in the family of nations. Instead, it is rebuked time and again, especially by the entity representing the entire world: the United Nations. The below report by UN Watch demonstrates the inexplicably disproportionate negative attention given to Israel[15]: “The U.N. General Assembly’s 2015 session is adopting 20 resolutions singling out Israel for criticism — and only 3 resolutions on the rest of the world combined. …The three that do not concern Israel are: one on Syria, a regime that has murdered more than 200,000 of its own people, one on Iran, and one on North Korea. Not a single UNGA resolution this year (70th session) is expected to be adopted on gross and systematic abuses committed by China, Cuba, Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Yemen, Zimbabwe, or on dozens of other perpetrators of gross and systematic human rights violations.”

And if this is not enough, the rapidly spreading[16] BDS movement is working very hard to isolate Israel economically, politically, culturally, and academically. To put it simply, the harder Israel tries to “blend in,” the more ferociously it is pushed away.

However hard Jews try, they will not be able to avoid doing what they must. They may not know what it is they must do or how to do it, and people may tell them that they do not believe they are the chosen people, but the existence of global, ever-present hatred toward them proves that the Jews have been singled out as the world’s worst wrong doers. Now, either they realize what is the wrong they are doing and fix it or the world will punish them once more.

This Is How You Attack the Reason Why People Hate Jews… at Its Root

To understand the wrong that Jews are doing, we need to look at how, and especially why the Jewish nation formed. The father of Judaism, and of all Abrahamic religions, is Abraham Our Father [Abraham the Patriarch], who symbolizes mercy. The Midrash (Beresheet Rabah) tells us that when Abraham saw his countryfolk arguing and quarrelling he tried to make peace and help them unite. In the words of the Midrash, he tried to “patch up” all the people in the world.

The book, Pirkey de Rabbi Eliezer, describes how Abraham once walked next to the Tower of Babylon and watched the people building it, lifting the heavy stones one at a time. He noticed that if a stone fell down the workers mourned its loss, but if one of their coworkers fell they utterly ignored it. When he saw this he cursed them and wished for their failure.

When Abraham discovered that the problem of his countryfolk was disunity and alienation, he began to urge them to unite. Even when he was deported from his homeland he kept calling out his message, and anyone who resonated with the message of unity above all differences was welcome to join him. Maimonides, the great 12th century scholar, describes Abraham’s efforts to spread his message of unity and bequeath it to his descendants—both physical and spiritual—until his tiny entourage had become a nation based on unity and brotherly love:

“[Abraham] began to call out to the whole world … wandering from town to town and from kingdom to kingdom until he arrived at the land of Canaan… And since [people in the places where he wandered] gathered around him and asked him about his words, he taught everyone…until he brought them back to the path of truth. Finally, thousands and tens of thousands assembled around him, and they are the people of ‘the house of Abraham.’ He planted this tenet in their hearts, composed books about it, and taught his son, Isaac. And Isaac sat and taught, warned, and informed Jacob, and appointed him a teacher to sit and teach… And Jacob the Patriarch taught all his sons…”[17]

No other nation has been forged in this manner, where people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and faiths became a nation based on brotherly love, transcending different origins, beliefs, or any other dissimilarity. They did this because they sensed that this was, as Maimonides put it, “the path of truth.” They felt that alienation and animosity do not lead anywhere good and therefore sought to unite.

Abraham, an inquisitive person by nature, discovered that the enormous diversity before us derives from one source—a creative force that manifests in myriad ways that lead back to that source. He realized that the indifference and alienation of his people, as he witnessed in the builders of the tower, could be mended if they united in the aspiration to grasp that force, as he did. But because they were unaware of its existence, they became separated and alienated from one another, believing in different things and aspiring for different things.

However, at the time the Babylonians were not ready for the idea that one, benevolent force comprised the whole reality. As the Midrash and Maimonides tell us, Abraham was expelled from his country because of his ideas. But as he wandered, he gathered around him followers, planted brotherly love in their hearts, and they became a nation committed to passing on his method for happiness through unity.

A Light unto Nations: to Show the Way to Unity to the Whole World

The arrival of Moses introduced a new phase in the development of the Israeli nation. Self-centeredness and alienation increased in the world around them as it did in them. At the time of Moses, Israel had amassed such a level of disunity that they needed a new method if they were to unite above it. They were also far more Hebrews than the tribe that went into Egypt. By Moses’ time there were three million of them, far too many to be taught the way Abraham had taught his students.

As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” The necessity to find a new way to teach people to unite resulted in the giving of the Torah, the Pentateuch, a.k.a., The Five Books of Moses. But the reception of the Torah came with a prerequisite: you must first agree to unite “as one man with one heart.”

Once the Hebrews united, they were given the Torah and became a nation. But that nation was like none other. Being founded upon the principle of love of others, they were entrusted with a task to pass on the method for uniting, for loving your neighbor as yourself. This is when they were told that they must be “a light unto nations,” namely to show the way to unity to the whole world, just as Abraham had tried back in Babylon and wherever he went.

Abraham did not intend to unite the Jews. In his days, Judaism as we know it did not even exist. As we quoted above, he tried to “patch up all the people in the world.”

All of Abraham’s successors knew it and continued his legacy. The great Kabbalist, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lozzatto (Ramchal), wrote in Adir BaMarom [The Mighty One On High] “Noah was created to correct the world in the state that it was at that time.”[18] In, The Commentary of Ramchal on the Torah, he wrote that “Moses wished to complete the correction of the world at that time. This is why he took the mixed multitude, as he thought that thus would be the correction of the world … However, he did not succeed because of the corruptions that occurred along the way.”[19] Still, the world was not ready to embrace unity wholeheartedly. As a result, those who pledged to be “as one man with one heart” became the people of Israel and were entrusted with the duty to treasure the method of achieving unity until the world is ready.

The people of Israel worked hard to keep the tenet of unity. They had to fight their own growing egos, and the attacks of other nations. But asThe Book of Zohar [The Book of Radiance] tells us, “All the wars in the Torah are for peace and love.”[20] The Book of Zohar also speaks about how important it is to rise above hatred, not just for the divided parties but for the entire world. In the portion, Aharei Mot, the book writes, “‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to also sit together.’ These are the friends as they sit together, and are not separated from each other. At first, they seem like people at war, wishing to kill one another. Then they return to being in brotherly love. …And you, the friends who are here, as you were in fondness and love before, henceforth you will also not part … And by your merit there will be peace in the world, as it is written, ‘For the sake of my brothers and my friends let me say, ‘Let peace be in you.’’”[21]

Why Unity Is Necessary for the Jews and for the World

The ruin of the Second Temple marks a key point in the history of the world. Not only was the Jewish people exiled from the land of Israel, the Jews also lost their war against self-centeredness. For the first time since its inception, the tenet, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” was not the guiding rule within the nation. Jews still had high regard for unity, as they still do to this day, but they began to use it to gain self-centered purposes instead of as a means for correction of the ego and as an asset to be passed on to all mankind.

In the time since the ruin of the Temple, many sages recognized the absolute necessity of unity for the Jews and for the world. Regrettably, their voice was not heard because the Jews were too preoccupied with themselves. The book, Shem Mishmuel tells us, “The intention of creation was for all to be one bundle… but because of the sin [egoism] the matter was spoiled. The correction began in the generation of Babylon, meaning the correction of gathering and assembling of people which began with Abraham. …And the final correction will be when everyone becomes one bundle.”[22]

Similarly, Rav Kook wrote in the early 1900s: “In Israel is the secret to the unity of the world.”[23] Rabbi David Solomon wrote in Willows of the Brook, “Israel are commanded to unity of the hearts, as it is written, ‘And Israel encamped there,’ in singular form [in Hebrew] … meaning they had unity.”[24]

Notice the power of importance that Rabbi Kalman Epstein, author of Maor VaShemesh, ascribes to unity: “The prime defense against calamity is love and unity. When there are love, unity, and friendship between each other in Israel, no calamity can come over them. …When there is bonding among them, and no separation of hearts, they have peace and quiet … and all the curses and suffering are removed by that.”[25]

Alas, very few listened. And when the Jews do not listen and do not unite, they suffer the consequences. During WWII, Rav Yehuda Ashlag wrote in a paper he titled, “The Nation”: “It is clear that the immense effort required of us on the rugged road ahead requires unity as strong and as solid as steel, from all factions of the nation without exception. If we do not come out with united ranks toward the mighty forces standing in our way then we are doomed before we even started.”[26]

The Mounting Pressure on the Jews

As long as humanity was fully engaged with its self-centered trajectory, rewarding personal accomplishments with accolades, the pressure on the Jews was relatively tolerable. Still, because whenever there is pain the Jews are to blame, the Jews did suffer persecutions and expulsions wherever they went. Since hatred and disunity is at the heart of every problem, the Jews were always viewed as the perpetrators, even though the persecutors could not rationally explain why they blamed the Jews and had to make up absurd rumors about them. And yet, however painful, these persecutions were not meant to annihilate the Jews altogether.

In the early 20th century things began to change. Europe was locked in rivalries and alliances, and tensions were running high. The hatred culminated in the outbreak of WWI. Chemical warfare was used for the first time, many millions of people died, and many more were left destitute and hopeless. Germany was brought to its knees, but all of Europe was in ruins. No one was happy.

When Hitler rose to power and blamed the war on the Jews, hardly anyone objected. Initially, he did not plan to exterminate the Jews, but only to expel them from his country. In the summer of 1938, when Hitler heard that there is a conference in Evian, France, to discuss the possibility of helping the Jews move out of Germany, he said, “We are ready to put all these criminals at the disposal of these countries, for all I care, even on luxury ships.”[27] But as the nations do not want the Jews today, they did not want them then. With suave indifference, country by country excused itself from taking in Jews. The Australian delegate, T. W. White, sarcastically noted, “As we have no real racial problem, we are not desirous of importing one.”[28]

Even after Evian Conference Hitler did not give up and sought to accelerate the pace of forced Jewish emigration from Germany. On May 13, 1939, he did what he had promised, and 900 Jews left for Cuba,[29] hoping to eventually enter the U.S., on the luxury transatlantic liner, the S.S. St. Louis.

But Cuba denied them entrance. Desperate, they tried heading straight for Florida, but the Americans would not let them dock either. Left with no choice, they returned to Europe where hundreds of them perished in the Holocaust.

The Holocaust gave the Jews a pause from hatred and helped turn the sympathy of the nations toward them enough to vote in favor of establishing a Jewish state. But that pause was short lived. Since the Six Day War in 1967, the world has been turning against the Jews once more, and specifically against Israel.

As the world deteriorates into chaos crisis by crisis, the pressure on the Jews will continue to grow. A few years ago, a second Holocaust was unthinkable. Today it is a concern that people are beginning to express openly.

In the early 1950s, Rav Yehuda Ashlag wrote The Writings of the Last Generation, in which he describes the progression he saw for the world’s political development, especially in the Western world. “The world erroneously considers Nazism a particular offshoot of Germany,” he wrote. “In truth, it is the offshoot of a democracy and socialism that were left without … manners, and justice. Thus, all the nations are equal in that; there is no hope at all that Nazism will perish with the victory of the allies, for tomorrow the Anglo-Saxons will adopt Nazism, since they, too, live in a world of democracy and Nazism.”[30]

The Jews Owe the World a Better Society

Over several essays, Rav Ashlag expounded on the reasons why there will not be peace in the world until there is unity and brotherly love throughout the world. He also explains that the more the world suffers from the adverse consequences of what researchers, Twenge and Campbell, call “the narcissism epidemic,”[31] the more people will turn their anger against Jews. Subconsciously, people expect the Jews to pave the way for a better society, namely to be “a light unto nations.” Until the Jews carry out this task, the animosity and accusations against them will grow.

Renowned English historian, Prof. Paul Johnson, wrote in A History of the Jews: “No people has ever insisted more firmly than the Jews that history has a purpose and humanity a destiny. At a very early stage in their collective existence they believed they had detected a divine scheme for the human race, of which their own society was to be a pilot.”[32]

Acclaimed British historian, Sir Martin Gilbert, wrote in Churchill and the Jews about British Premier, Winston Churchill’s keen perception of the importance of unity to the Jewish people: “The Jews were a lucky community because they had that corporate spirit, the spirit of their race and faith. [Churchill] would not … ask them to use that spirit in any narrow or clannish sense, to shut themselves off from others … far from their mood and intention, far from the counsels that were given them by those most entitled to advise. That personal and special power which they possessed would enable them to bring vitality into their institutions, which nothing else would ever give. [Churchill believed without disrespect that] A Jew cannot be a good Englishman unless he is a good Jew.”[33]

Even Henry Ford, whose notorious anti-Semitic publication, The International Jew—The World’s Foremost Problem, made him the object of Hitler’s admiration, wrote in that infamous composition: “Modern reformers, who are constructing model social systems on paper, would do well to look into the social system under which the early Jews were organized.”[34]

No one but the Jews is expected to be a role-model society. The light that the Jews are obliged to bring to the nations is the light of a united society, where mutual responsibility and friendship prevail, where “love your neighbor as yourself” is the motto, the foundation, and the goal that individuals in the society aspire to achieve.

Not only The Book of Zohar, but numerous Jewish scholars and sages wrote that the unity of Israel will save them and save the world. The book, Sefat Emet, writes, “The children of Israel corrected the world … when they returned to being one nation and one language. And also individually … the correction should be that we are rewarded with correcting ourselves and finding the root of unity out of the separation.”[35]

Because the Jews have a mission to carry out, author Michael Grant, wrote about them: “The Jews proved not only unassimilated, but inassimilable.”[36] 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.

It has been two millennia since the ruin of the society that Ford looked up to. Unlike Abraham’s time, or Moses’ time, the world is ready to hear why things are not working out. The Jews must introduce once more the method for uniting above differences. Indeed, the key is the word, “above.” The Jews did not suppress their differences, but used them to the benefit of the whole of society. Today the Jews must teach themselves once more how to conduct themselves this way, and thereby become a role model society.

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.

In the words of the book, Sefat Emet [True Language], “The children of Israel became guarantors to correct the entire world … everything depends on the children of Israel. To the extent that they correct themselves [and become united], all creations follow them. As the students follow the teacher, the whole of creation follows the children of Israel.”[37]

If Jews bring unity to the world by uniting among them and setting an example, they will never have to ask, “Why do people hate Jews?”

About the Author

Michael Laitman is a Professor of Ontology, a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah, and an MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. He was the prime disciple of Kabbalist, Rav Baruch Ashlag (the RABASH). Prof. Laitman has written over 40 books, translated into dozens of languages; he is the founder and president of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute, and a sought after speaker. His book, Like a Bundle of Reeds, explains the root, cause and solution to anti-Semitism.

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[2] Mark Twain, The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, “Concerning The Jews” (published in Harper’s Magazine, 1899), Doubleday, [1963], pg. 249.

[3] Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (US, Noontide Press, 2003), p 64.

[4] Quoted in The Treasury of Religious and Spiritual Quotations (US, Readers Digest, January 1, 1994), 280.

[5] Blaise Pascal, Pensees, trans. W.F. Trotter, Introduction by T.S. Eliot (Benediction Books, 2011), 205.

[6] Leo Tolstoy, “What is the Jew?” quoted in The Final Resolution, p 189, printed in Jewish World periodical, 1908.

[7] Press Release: “The Big Lie Of Israeli ‘Organ Harvesting’ Resurfaces As YouTube Video On Haiti Earthquake Goes Global,” Anti-Defamation League (January 21, 2010), http://www.adl.org/press-center/press-releases/miscellaneous/the-big-lie-of-israeli-organ.html

[8] “New antisemitism,” Wikipedia,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_antisemitism

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[11] Dan Goldberg, “Former Malaysian leader: Jews cause world’s problems,” JTA (January 27, 2010), http://www.jta.org/2010/01/27/news-opinion/world/former-malaysian-leader-jews-cause-worlds-problems

[12] “General ‘Jerry’ Boykin Jokes That Jews Are The Cause Of ‘All The Problems In The World,’” Huffington Post (updated March 12, 2014), http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/jerry-boykin-jews_n_4952126.html (link contains audio of statement, made at 1:52 min).

[13] JPOST.COM STAFF, “2015 saw spike in anti-Semitic incidents on US college campuses,” The Jerusalem Post (January 22, 2016), http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/2015-saw-spike-in-anti-Semitic-incidents-on-US-college-campuses-442482

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[15] “2015-2016 UNGA Resolutions (70th Session) Condemning Countries,” UN Watch (November 25, 2015), http://www.unwatch.org/un-to-adopt-20-resolutions-against-israel-3-on-rest-of-the-world/

[16] Noah Klieger, “It’s time for an Israeli counterattack against BDS lies,” Ynetnews (June 2, 2015), http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4663944,00.html

[17] Rav Moshe Ben Maimon (Maimonides), Mishneh Torah (Repetition of the Torah, a.k.a. Yad HaChazakah (The Mighty Hand)), Part 1, “The Book of Science,” Chapter 1, Item 3.

[18] Rav Moshe Chaim Lozzatto (Ramchal), Adir BaMarom [The Mighty One On High], “Explanation of Daniel’s Dream” (Warsaw, 1885).

[19] Rav Moshe Chaim Lozzatto (Ramchal), The Commentary of Ramchal on the Torah, BaMidbar [Numbers].

[20] Rav Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Book of Zohar with the Sulam Commentary, BeShalach [When Pharaoh Sent], item 252.

[21] Rav Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Book of Zohar with the Sulam Commentary, Aharei Mot [After the Death], item 66.

[22] Rabbi Shmuel Bornstein, Shem MiShmuel [A Name Out of Samuel], Haazinu [Give Ear], TARAP (1920).

[23] Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook (the Raiah), Orot HaKodesh [Lights of Holiness], Vol. 2, 415.

[24] Rabbi David Solomon Eibenschutz, Willows of the Brook, Nassoh [Take].

[25] Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Halevi Epstein, Maor VaShemesh [Light and Sun], Nitzavim [Standing].

[26] Rav Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Writings of the Last Generation & The Nation (Canada, Laitman Kabbalah Publishers, 2015), 144.

[27] Ronnie S. Landau, The Nazi Holocaust: Its History and Meaning (US, Ivan R. Dee, 1994), 137.

[28] Yad Vashem, “Related Resources, Evian conference,” url: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/this_month/resources/evian_conference.asp

[29] “Voyage of the St. Louis,” Holocaust Encyclopedia, http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005267

[30] Rav Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Writings of the Last Generation & The Nation (Canada, Laitman Kabbalah Publishers, 2015), 88.

[31] Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (New York: Free Press, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2009)

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[33] Martin Gilbert, Churchill and the Jews (UK, Simon & Schuster, 2007), 16.

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[35] Yehuda Leib Arie Altar (ADMOR of Gur), Sefat Emet [Language of Truth],Beresheet [Genesis], Noah.

[36] Michael Grant, From Alexander to Cleopatra: the Hellenistic World (New York: Charles Scribner & Sons, 1982), 75.

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  1. #1 by huw jarse on 10/12/2016 - 10:07 am

    The Jews are the chosen few of the lesser god, namely Beezelbub.They have no virtues or features that can recommend them as humane or civilised. And “Yes”, they carry the collective brand, of the murder of the one true God Almightys son, Jesus the Christ. They murdered the Messiah and payback is gonna be a bitch !

  2. #2 by mothman777 on 10/12/2016 - 10:32 am

    Jew Michael Laitman, the author is an oily liar and deceptionist. He might have mentioned the bit in the Zohar where it states that when the messiah comes, all Gentiles will be killed and sent to hell, of course, that is after a period of slavery to the Jews, which the world is in the midst of entering completely now.

    The Jews get Christians to let them enter their countries, and then plot to genocide them all, that is the world unity they bring, a unity for Jews only against all the rest of humanity, whom they intend to literally slaughter.

  3. #3 by Joe on 10/12/2016 - 12:24 pm

    “Despite this premonition, Hitler tried, and almost succeeded in exterminating European Jewry.”

    After reading this lie of a quote, I chose not to read the rest. I’m glad I did.

  4. #4 by James Benn on 10/12/2016 - 1:45 pm

    Michael Laitman, Professor of Ontology and PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. Figures. More of the same old self-serving, self-aggrandizing solipsistic nonsense from a Jewish rabbinicalist. Ontology, by the way, is ‘a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature of being’. I lost patience with this drek a few paragraphs in…

    “Evidently, willingly or unwillingly, Jews never stopped being the chosen people – chosen to fix the world. And the reason why there is anti-Semitism is very simply that the world is still not fixed.”

    Where does this absurd conceit come from? The ‘Goy’ are not waiting for the Jews to ‘fix’ the world any more than the Jews have any intention of ‘fixing’ the world. The ‘Goy’ are simply waiting for the Jews to join the human race.

    “When Jews are left alone they tend to assimilate.”

    Another nonsense. One of the defining features of Judaisticalim is their perpetual ‘separateness’. To be Jewish is NOT to assimilate. To become ‘Goy’ is their ultimate nightmare.

    But the single greatest reason Jews have been hated throughout history is their perfection of the art and black magik of usury. Always with the protection and support of the military muscle. Remember William the Conqueror took a gaggle of Jews to Britain with him in 1066 to better enslave the chattel via debt slavery. The same process was repeated under the ‘Glorious Revolution’ some six centuries later.

    No Rabbi Laitman, it’s not about Goy resentment at the failure of Jews to ‘fix’ the world. The Goy hate Jews because the feeling is mutual. Have you read the Talmud lately?

  5. #5 by Frederick on 10/12/2016 - 2:53 pm

    What is this heaping hill of horse shit doing on TUT? I thought this article would lay out at least a dozen solid reasons why Jews are hated , not the hasbara BS of jews being hated for no reason.

    I just wasted my time reading an apologist’s explanation for the irrationality of “anti-Semitism”.

    Of course, according to jews, they are innocent and any loathing of them is Goyim irrationality, for there are no reasons to hate the poor jew.

  6. #6 by mahmoodtajar on 10/12/2016 - 4:05 pm

    ”chosen people” vs. ”goyim”//gaay//gaav//cows//cattles!!!!!!! thats racism of the jews!

  7. #7 by Ranchpig on 10/12/2016 - 5:26 pm

    Thought this was actually quite a revealing “insight” into the mind of a supremacist. Amazing the Chutzpah to believe this and is in all actuality the very premise of Talmudism. Self-worship.

    I think the real reason why Jews have been hated is two fold. They represented Jehovah and the “pagans” hated them. Then they switched camps and became the chosen ones of Satan and now they hate them for their evil acts.

    It’s quite natural to disdain the things that cause trouble in your life and thru their satanic connections, they tend to be the revolutionaries that do that very thing.

  8. #8 by Vintage on 10/12/2016 - 9:18 pm

    Onr cannot expect a true true article from a kabbalist which is a body of knowledge distorted and subverted aeons ago. Yet reading the article, the first and foremost thing that can not be agreed on is this: th source of the problem can not be the solution at the same time.

    The real source of the problem by the way is not judeo-masonry imho, it is the rest of human kind’s ignorance and escapism, not giving a damn about the current situation the earth.

  9. #9 by Herbert Eder on 10/13/2016 - 12:13 am

    As far as I was told by Austrian people “Adolf Hitler” came from a Jewish family called “Schinkelgruber”??Even one of his Nazi friends called Himmler said to Adolf Hitler that he never ever could have become the leader of the Nazi Party with a Jewish name and therefore thank your father having changed his name to Hitler. So if that above are facts are true why was it Hitler was hating his own people??Would not make any sense??The Europe Jew hating issues came from Russia long before Adolf Hitler was born.It was foretold to the Germans that it will have to be the Aryan race to eventually getting rid of the European Jew Problems.
    If not the Jews will get rid of the Aryan race for good. So to speak it was a race battle between two
    races due to a Russian fortuneteller who eventually ended up in America and started up a new order of believes.
    The Russian woman was the founder of the secret society called the Masons.
    Now over what my mother used to tell me while she was running a Butcher Shop during the war in Austria.
    The Jews told her we going to ruin your business by buying off all Butcher Shops around you and dropping the prices which will make it very hard to compete against us. But they had bad luck with it
    because the people in her village stuck to her. If they done that my mother’s shop would they have stoppt with other business as well??I don’t think so. That was one of the reasons as to why German
    and Austrian people were calling for the Nazi Party to be freed from the Jews tyranny.

  10. #10 by anonymous on 10/13/2016 - 3:09 am

    Watching the barbara lerner spectre clip on youtube should answer that question for anyone.

  11. #11 by Ryan Hodgson on 10/13/2016 - 5:04 am

    I admit. I almost got through half of it.
    We might have to invent new words in the English language to describe these people.

  12. #12 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on 10/13/2016 - 7:40 am

    I read part of it and its conclusion: REPULSIVE! All made up of lies! Why is The Ugly Truth promoting or peddling this garbage?

  13. #13 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on 10/13/2016 - 7:53 am

    “Why Do People Hate Jews”
    Who are those PEOPLE? How many are they?
    What/Who is a “JEW” and how many are they and where are they?

  14. #14 by Isaac on 10/13/2016 - 7:27 pm

    The Jews are hated because they are pure evil. Judaism is not a religion, its a race, is a conspiracy to conquer the whole world and slave us all. They are intelligent and stupid, they do not know the law of cause and effect. When you do evil, evil will follow you.
    On the other hand. The Jews portrait Adolf Hitler as the example of evil but all we know about Hitler has been pure lies by the Jews like the Holocaust that never happened. And how about the real crimes the Jews did in Armenia, Siberia Russia, in Ukraine, in Germany and in Palestine at this very moment?. People need to be more informed. There are plenty of books on this issue and now with the marvelous Internet we can learn more and more. Watch in your computer: “The Greatest Story Never Told”, “Stalin and the Red Army”, “Eisenhower Death Camps”, etc,,, all on You Tube.

    ed note–Judaism IS a religion. How on earth can someone make a statement such as this, and particularly given the depth/breadth of discussion that takes place on this website. It may not be a GOOD religion, but it is a religion, nonetheless. Furthermore, as soon as someone goes down the road of arguing that Judaic behavior is ‘racial’, they have lost the argument vis a vis waking the walking dead from the trance that has them captive. Attack the source of the problem–the mindset and the culture which are products of the religion, and everything else will fall into place.

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