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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Guest Post: Refuting the Jew Haters


GUEST POST by Mr. Cohen

Before I begin, please let me make one thing clear:

DO NOT argue or debate with Jew-haters. 

STAY AWAY from them, both in the real world and the internet world.

There are many reasons for this:

First, our obligation as Jews is to serve G_d, not argue with Jew-hating lunatics.

Second, they can be dangerous, and even if you think you are anonymous on the internet, you are not as anonymous as you think you are, and they may find you, G_d forbid. 

Third, many Jew haters are fanatics and/or lunatics, who will never listen to anything you say, or even use your words against Jews in ways you did not anticipate.
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Still, there are rare situations when it helps to know how to refute their accusations against Jews; for example, when a sincere Gentile co-worker or neighbor is influenced by the accusations of the Jew haters.
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One favorite accusation of the Jew-haters is that Jews have been expelled from many countries and cities. Jew haters use this to imply that Jews are bad people.

This accusation can be countered, like this.

When a Medieval king expelled Jews from his country, Jews were usually not able to take their possessions with them, so all the possessions of the Jews became the property of the king, including: land, houses, furniture, gold, silver, jewels, farm animals, etc. 

Even if the Jews had some way to take their money with them (which was far from guaranteed) they could not take their larger possessions with them.  This permitted the kings to increase their wealth quickly with little risk.

Additionally, when Jews were expelled, all debts owed to expelled Jewish creditors became as if they never existed, or were made payable to the king.

“Although King Philip IV had allowed Jews back into Paris, in [year] 1306 [CE] he had cash flow problems. He therefore devised a secret plot to solve the problem. On July 22, the day after Tisha B’Av, some 100,000 Jews were arrested and thrown into prison.
They were informed that they were going to be expelled and could leave with only the clothes on their backs and a small sum of money. The king had confiscated the rest of their possessions. In addition, any money owed to them by Christians would be payable to the king.”

SOURCE: Is French Jewry Headed Toward Its Final Expulsion
by Libi Astaire 2014/11/17, The Jewish Press
www.jewishpress.com/sections/features/feautures-on-jewish-world/bonjour-goodbye-is-french-jewry-headed-toward-its-final-expulsion/2014/11/17/0/

CONCLUSION:
Kings had big financial incentives to expel their Jews, and also lords and dukes.
This explains why Jews were expelled dozens of times in the medieval era.
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Another reason why Jews were expelled many times from Christian countries was that Medieval Christians did not tolerate people whose beliefs disagreed with their own. 

Medieval European Christians also persecuted other Christians whose beliefs differed from their own.
Three very short examples:

EXAMPLE 1: 

In October 1536 CE, William Tyndale was publicly executed because he translated the Bible into English, even though he was Christian.

EXAMPLE 2:

The Thirty Years' War was a series of wars in Central Europe between 1618 CE and 1648 CE.
It was  one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European history, resulting in millions of casualties. It started as a war between various Protestants and Catholics.

EXAMPLE 3:

“For the rest of his life, [Professor J.R.R.] Tolkien blamed his mother’s death on the financial and emotional stress she suffered as a result of her conversion to Catholicism and her consequent rejection by her family.”

SOURCE: Myth and Middle Earth (chapter 1, page 22) by Leslie Ellen Jones, 2002 CE, Cold Spring Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724, JOpenRoad@aol.com, ISBN 1-892975-81-5.
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An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth

by Matti Friedman, 2014/8/26

www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/183033/israel-insider-guide

SUMMARY: This article exposes intentional anti-Israel bias in the news media.
It is still very relevant today, even though it was written in 2014.
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***** PLEASE HELP SUE THE TERRORISTS IN COURT:

www.TheLawFareProject.org

***** THANK YOU!
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Rabbi Steven Pruzansky said:

“In the genocidal war being waged against the Jewish people,
the New York Times is an accomplice.”

SOURCE:
http://rabbipruzansky.com/2015/10/29/a-new-low/

PERSONAL COMMENT:
Please do teshuvah by NOT BUYING the New York Times!
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LEARN HOW TO DEFEND ISRAEL FROM UNFAIR NEWS MEDIA:

www.camera.org                                
www.DanielPipes.org

www.HonestReporting.com              
www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com
www.memri.org
www.memriTV.org                            
www.MideastReporter.com
www.MythsAndFacts.org                 

www.BBCwatch.org             
www.jhrw.com                                  

www.PalWatch.org               
www.UKMediaWatch.org                
www.UNwatch.org
www.aish.com/jw/mo/4-Reasons-Why-the-Media-is-Biased-against-Israel.html

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