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Yes, I am an Orthodox Jewish guy. Israeli native, although also a USA citizen.

Regarding “anti-semitic” events, it’s probably monthly I get something.

Anytime I ride the subway in the northeast in a non-Jewish area, I’ll get something from a bum, typically a black guy. Just crude comments trying to get a rise. Same stuff they do to women or you, but targeted at visible Jewishness. I don’t know if I count that.

Hairly eyeball from arab/ME street vendors, etc. any time they see me. Don’t count that. They probably do that to everyone.

Catcalls (”[insert insult] Jooooooooo”) in London, Paris. Typical stuff. I tend to wave and say “thank you, yes, I know!”

Actual, real, events have been 5-6 over a lifetime.

I got put in the hospital in Cambridge by a drunk white guys who decided to run up and smash the back of our heads we paving stones as we walked to shul one Friday night. This was, by far, the most serious.

My wife and I had a very unpleasant encounter with arabs on the Berkeley campus (she was there for medical conference), where we got pushed around out of the blue. I got a fat lip and I broke some teeth out of one guy.

The slurpee incident in Houston, which was unpleasant, but no big deal. Ruined my shirt and tie, but no one sat next to me on the Soutwest flight!

There are some others that I forget as I sit here, and lots of stupid crap in school that I don’t count.

On the bright/funny side, I got asked to have sex in an asian country so the woman (who was married and a professional, and no, not that kind of “professional”) could have smart children who would do well financially. She was very serious and rather insulted I wouldn’t sleep with her.

Not sure if that was “anti” semitic, but it was very odd.

85 posted on 05/09/2012 9:00:34 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

There’s so much Jew-hatred in this world. Being a Jew myself I couldn’t help but wonder.

88 posted on 05/09/2012 11:18:18 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Jewbacca

some of those are quite serious...I too have been attacked by blacks for being white

different matter but similar

i just deal with it...and that is something that did not happen till the 80s onwards...before that in the South blacks were not hostile to whites in general

aside from Muzzies, I think the worst modern Jew haters have to have been the Ustashi

if you really delve into how they treated the Serbs and Jews it is nothing short of about the worst mass behavior I have ever see

if it caused Himmler to ask them to tone it down then that sort of tells you it must have been bad

and that it involved some tacit approval from Catholic Church officals in the Ustashi against the Jews and Orthodox Serbs is about as ugly as Western Civilization gets

anyhow...the real world is hard...harder for some than others

sorry for that

I get frustrated with progressive Jews myself and know plenty and have argued with them for decades but then I try to balance that with the fact we have Mark Levin and it feels like my side is still

I worked a bit in Ramat Gan and politics never much came up except that I was obviously pro Israel but not like some Christians are for Rapture reasoning

I looked around and said I prefer to hang with folks who are civilized and whose culture is more like me...and in the Middle East...that is an easy call is it not?

91 posted on 05/09/2012 12:30:31 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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