“Vicious and obnoxious:” My reaction to a cartoon which appeared this week in a widely circulated German newspaper. The so-called cartoon depicted Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as an octopus with a hook nose delivering the world’s technology.
“The cartoon is starkly reminiscent of a 1938 Nazi cartoon depicting Winston Churchill as a Jewish octopus encircling the globe,” said Efraim Zuroff, of the
Yes, we know about the significant increase in anti-Semitism in
But what about our own country and the relative security that we are inclined to feel? We know only too well that anti-Semitism is out there, and that it continues to be perpetrated not only by hate-groups and those who identify with neo-Nazism. Our teenagers often hear the derogatory comments in our schools, and we know that anti-Semitic sentiments will always have a place in a society where Jews are a minority, and all the more so in a society where Jews are perceived as successful and influential. Yes, I believe that living in
The age-old question: “What can we Jews do to temper anti-Semitism?” I would welcome any of your thoughts. But I believe that own security is very6 much tied to the security of any and all minority groups, whether in
Rabbi David Greenberg