It’s not enough to point out the flaws, however fatal, of the “left.” Rather, the “right” must present the public with a plausible and persuasive alternative that does not merely replace a geographic peril with a demographic one.
The busting of this myth about Reb Shlomo Carlebach illustrates how easily baseless stigmas can arise. Especially as we approach the High Holidays, we should all make a greater effort to favorably judge others.
If we’ve learned anything from the torrid, often ill-informed debates about anti-Semitism over the last year—whether inside or outside our borders—it’s that the hatred of Jews comes in bewildering varieties.
Their claim to be the rightful inheritors of the land represents one of the most successful, if fiendish, propaganda achievements ever to have been pulled off—to have persuaded millions of people that this ludicrous falsehood is an unchallengeable truth.