I read what started out as an interesting article from “Coffeeshop Rabbi” about the new movie, BlackKKKlansman, which happens to be a favorite movie of mine. The author, a Reform liberal rabbi, starts off strong – but then out of the blue talks about Nazis, and calls out the Jewish people as being the bad guys of today.
She writes “If we don’t want to be the bad guys (which is what I hear when I hear a light skinned person insisting that they aren’t really white) then why do we keep acting like the bad guys?”
Whoah. That’s not true, and I am astonished at the antisemitic venom with which her diatribe here is written. She speaks about Nazis, yet then publicly blame Jews – and claims that Jews act like the bad guys – the Nazis!
This Reform rabbi has succumbed to Leftist antisemitism. Her words are tantamount to hatespeech, blaming the victims of 2000 years of genocidal oppression for not meeting her standards of leftist justice. I am astonished and disappointed. People who do this need to engage in soul searching.
The writers of BlacKkKlansman have articulated THE question for American Jews at this moment.
via On Jews and Whiteness — Coffee Shop Rabbi