In our time, highly assimilated leftist Jews do their utmost to distance themselves from those Zionist Jews who, in a sense, are the Ostjuden du jour. As Tablet's Liel Leibowitz points out, however, today's ASHamed Jews, like those German Jews back in the day, will end up riding in the same cattle cars (metaphorically speaking) as the rest of us:
Those who believe Jews control the media and the banks, or that it’s OK to respectfully debate whether or not they do, make no distinction between the good, enlightened Jews who wash their hands of Israel and the bad ones, who have the temerity of adhering to their faith and their nationality like any other normal people in the world. And those Jews who believe that their liberal sophistication will somehow save them from the wrath of bigotry should strongly reconsider: Never send to know for whom the anti-Semites troll; they troll for thee.As I've said before, only Jews make these sorts of distinctions between Jews (Germans vs. Ostjuden; "good" leftists vs. "bad" Zionists). To the Jew-haters, we're all the same.
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