The Longest Hatred

As a Jewish person, and simply as a girl who loves dancing to today’s pop hits, I love attending Bat and Bar Mitzvah services and parties. These fun-filled events, however, came with a rude awakening. I have always thought that religious services at Temple Emanu-El, my temple, are beautiful. With pieces of gold glinting from the walls, the elegant Eternal Light hanging delicately from the high ceiling and natural light floating through the jewel-toned stained glass windows, Olan Sanctuary is home to some of my fondest memories, including my own and many other Bat Mitzvah services.

The non-Jewish girls in my grade, however, saw none of this architectural or spiritual beauty as they “endured” service after service in Olan and other sanctuaries like it. All they gathered from the experience was how strange the Rabbis’ shawls and yarmulkes looked and how funny the Hebrew prayers sounded. These girls did not keep their opinions to themselves, and thus I dreaded every Monday morning at school following a Bat or Bar Mitzvah. Other Jewish girls and I reluctantly smiled along as our classmates sang distorted Hebrew in our faces, laughing and asking us if they “got it right,” never knowing that the prayer that they mocked was the equivalent of the Lord’s Prayer in the Christian faith.

From a young age, my fellow Jews and I were indirectly taught that Judaism was something to be made fun of, not a religion that deserved respect. It is this recurring theme, mockery of Judaism, that causes us to dismiss modern anti-Semitism. Discrimination against people of Jewish faith, often including violence, is a relevant and serious issue around the world, and these offenses deserve recognition.

Before I continue, I would like to address the obvious issue with my previous statement: yes, most Jews are white. In fact, 80 percetn of Jews in the United States are white. I do not mean to liken the plight of Jews and the plight of other, non-white minorities; most Jews have the advantage of being able to remove their yarmulkes and Star of David necklaces and blend in with the majority group. That being said, a mere 0.2 percent of the world is Jewish and anti-Semitism is often referred to as “the longest hatred.”

This hatred, dating back to the crucifixion of Christ, continues today and is only getting stronger.

Queens, New York. Wearing traditional Jewish clothing, two Jews were shot with BB guns. Worse yet, this violent assault occurred during the 2015 Jewish High Holy Days.

Boca Raton, Florida. A passerby yelled, “Jews should go back to Auschwitz. Hitler was right” at a rabbinical student then proceeds to beat him and slam his head into the pavement.

University of California Davis. On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Jews from Auschwitz, Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi found swastikas spray-painted on the outside of their house.

These violent and discriminatory events are just three out of 941 anti-Semitic harassments, vandalisms, threats and assaults across the United States in 2015. This figure has risen from 912 events in 2014, and, I believe, with the recent election, this number will only continue to grow.

President-elect Donald Trump’s victory validated the far-right and often homophobic, racist, xenophobic and misogynistic views of his supporters. His victory let that silent majority know that they were in fact a majority and thus inspired them to speak out.

One of the most relevant Trump supporters that has stood up and spoken out is Dallas’s own Richard Spencer, the father of the alt-right movement.

At the end of his speech at the alt-right National Policy Institute, Spencer ignited the crowd, shouting, “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!” Even more disturbing than the similarity in both sound and intent that these words have to the infamous “Heil Hitler,” many impassioned audience members responded with a Nazi salute.

Old habits die hard, and anti-Semitism is sadly one of the world’s oldest. The first step to quitting anything, however, is acceptance. We must recognize anti-Semitic events; only then will “the longest hatred” stop getting longer.


Commentaries are the expressed opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect that of The Fourcast staff, its adviser or any member of the Hockaday community.

– Ali Hurst – Asst. Castoff Editor

Ali Hurst

Ali is a donut-loving senior who never stops talking about her beloved toy poodle.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

male enhancement: sex stamina medicine what happens if i drink 2 bottos of extenze male enhancement viagra milligram how to increase penis size and thickness va cost of ed pills substitute medicine for viagra i want a big cock buy cheapest viagra pinis enlargements sex drive after giving birth penis enlarment type ed big dicks stories can penis size increase as you get older good cock injectable medication for erectile dysfunction tiger male enhancement penis growth pills enhancerx penis statistics stiff rox penis enlargement product sales vigrx plus jogja oils penis enlargement how can you make your dick longer penis growth biokinesis yoga for libido how to increase low sex drive in men how long has viagra existed how long does it take to get sex drive back after stopping ssris permanant penis size increase viagra dizziness wrist thick cock was passiert wenn frauen viagra nehmen walgreens called to give me a free package of viagra is taking viagra daily safe how to make my dick fatter mens viagra for sale chemicals to promote skin penis growth viagra shellfish ingredients vigrx plus pills price in india viagra cancer cure istp sex drive who is on viagra sing packs commerical blonde actress penis enlargement remedy by tom cando what age is viagra needed pennis exercises this girl might be why viagra was invented porn what viagra doesnt for what is viagra dose effexor decreased libido what is the use of himalayan viagra manual breast pump for male nipple enhancement

exam: Gocertify ET1-005 Exam Dump Are The Best Materials, 100% Pass Guarantee 650-125 Material Pdf Is What You Need To Take, Free 112-12 Test Questions , Useful HP0-J38 Prep Guide With Accurate Answers, 50% OFF HP0-D23 Braindump Pdf Are The Best Materials, Offer HP0-D21 Exam Sample Questions With High Quality, Pass4sure HP0-780 Ebook Will Be More Popular, Test-inside C9020-971 Study Guide With Low Price, Certshared 000-016 Exam Engines Is Updated Daily, Ucertify 000-775 Exam Preparation Is Updated Daily, New Release 000-M159 Vce Dumps Online Shop, Valid and updated 000-120 Test Exam Are The Best Materials, Find Best C2070-585 New Questions Sale, Testking A2090-305 Real Exam On Our Store, Find Best A2090-421 Certification Answers Online, High Success Rate C4060-155 Exam Sample Questions Will Be More Popular, 50% OFF HP2-B60 New Questions Is Updated Daily, 100% Pass Guaranteed or Full Refund 102-400 Study Material Latest Version PDF&VCE, Sale Latest Release 070-536-CSHARP Exam Questions With Answers For All Candidates From All Over The World, Helpful 074-324 Study Guides With High Quality, Best 1Z1-102 Real Exam With New Discount, Most Popular 1Z1-060 Study Guide Book Is Your Best Choice, Recenty Updated P11-101 Real Exam Are Based On The Real Exam, Prep4sure ES0-001 Exam With Accurate Answers, Most Popular 250-252 Exam Paper With The Knowledge And Skills, Prep4sure PMI-200 Exam Paper Sale,

vape: vape shop york pa vape pen pouch vandy vape mesh rda review does uwell crown 2 come with a key customized vape pen strongest menthol e juice mig vapor instructions what after market tanks fit the voopoo drag mini vapor ultimate vaping disease symptoms virgin vapor coupon wismec notch coil pax vapor coupons sleek pen dry herb ecig e vapor shops voopoo drag 157 owner manual ecig carnival cruise reddit voopoo drag black body e cigarette starter pack v12 prince q4 coils e cigarette liquid cannabis vapor marvel buy e cigarette liquid vapor glass hookahs e cigarette nicotine refill liquid e cigarette starter kit in retail outlet is vaping bad for your heart diy cannabis vape juice cool vaping volcano vape diacetyl in cigarettes kangertech vape mini smok m17 vape juice nicotine level smok alien 85 smok micro one review smok rolo badge review nearby smoke shop best clearomizer 2017 smok power engine 400w what is vape dripping nicotine overdose e cig most popular e juice brand 100 dollar vapes rta on mech mod san jose vape shop smok alien wraps usonicig rhythm kit uwell crown 1 replacement glass uwell crown with glass drip tip is voopoo going out of business uwell crown tank wholesale

weight loss: weight loss irregular period what is a good non diabetic ketone reading for weight loss men over 50 weight loss mayo clinic over the counter weight loss pills when will i notice my weight loss incredible you weight loss tickerfactory weight loss ticker fenfen weight loss pills green weight loss smoothies dr oz and vinegar for weight loss cize weight loss series dvd fast track to weight loss best weight loss meals delivered benefits of hard boiled eggs for weight loss weight loss beads behind ears protein shake for dinner weight loss weight loss graph template excel natural weight loss pills 2016 naturalogic weight loss programme can low testosterone cause weight loss kailyn teen mom 2 weight loss pcos supplements phase 2 weight loss geodon and weight loss weight loss camps kids weight loss cancer thirst reddit truth about breastfeeding and weight loss yvette freeman a weight loss program should have all the following characteristics except perfect weight loss workout routine metamucil challenge weight loss mercedes javid weight loss weight loss studies one meal vs three meals brain powered weight loss pdf jon gruden weight loss can b12 shots help with weight loss nasa research for weight loss weight loss hypnosis raleigh how do tattoos look after weight loss what crystal is good for weight loss which prescription weight loss pill is best ballerina tea weight loss results how long after ds surgery is rapid weight loss weight loss reality show casting 2012 bryce dallas howard weight dr oz weight loss natural weight loss supplement acv pills weight loss results hcg weight loss kevin trudeau weight loss pills and drinks weight loss program for over 70 years old weight loss pills like truvision family practice doctors in san antonio who assist with weight loss

face mask: daniu 6200 n95 double gas mask protection filter chemical half face respirator mask n95 vs n99 cloth n95 particle masks kimberly clark n95 mask medium dr barbara sturm face mask washable dust mask black tomato face mask for whitening 3m pollution mask for pets bath and body works tea tree face mask how make diy face masks cute butterfly disposable surgical masks cup of coffee face mask jessica alba surgical mask emerald spa filters black surgical mask don callis uline air in a can bdsm face mask 3m respirator masks how long do disposable surgical masks work breathing face mask respirator mask vs cigaretts natural sense blue matcha face mask respirator mask canadian tire how to draw a face mask respirator mask for smoke berkeley bts face mask mediheal which 3m respirator to use heat resistant shield face mask best respirator for mcs n95 3m mask how soon after a face mask do i apply essence who much does a box of face masks weigh why does sting wear a mask of his face some sympol face masks what filter mask protects against dust how to use lush face masks rosey cheeks 3m dust mask 8810 best sleeping face mask hen pharmacy cpap and bipap face shield face shop honolulu respirator filters types coronavirus and constipation coronavirus tshirt coronavirus cat diarrhea wearing a respirator when you have a cold feline coronavirus genome 3m respirator 06941 predator fast face shield gvs elipse respirator review ss2400 face shield ol tom performance half face mask polyester

cbd oil: cbd oil for panic attacks med 7 hemp cbd oil cbd oil illinois cbd isolate wholesale colorado sativa cbd oil is cannabis oil safe real scientific hemp oil cbd oil pills for anxiety cbd oil in food cbd oil in mississippi cbd new mexico mr vapor cbd cbd water soluble benefits mary cbd oil cbd from hops massage and cbd oil massage magazine koi cbd ingredients benefits of smoking cbd flower cbd hemp honey cali cbd infused gummy candy cbd store lafayette indiana brisbane cbd hostels bennifits of cbd cbd hair follicle test best sublingual cbd oil aripiprazole alternative natural cbd hemp oil cbt oil where to buy cbd oil in asheville nc the benefit shop is cbd oil illegal in nc found define diy cbd lotion is marijuana an anti inflammatory wisconsin hemp flower cell death associated with inflammation is known as nexcel cbd marijuana uses list is copaiba cbd blood plus opening 1 will cbd oil kill worms terracom tulsa cbd in texas dixie cbd oil review when the vitamin gummies kick in cbd oil articles best brand of cbd gummies cbd oil clarks nutrition jr pills cbd oil pottstown pa best cbd oil for constipation is it illegal to own cbd oil in ohio after september 8 10 mg cbd