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What’s Motivating the Antisemitic Attacks

Watch: Journalist Ami Horowitz went out to the streets of Brooklyn to find out what's motivating the recent anti-Semitic attacks in New York. The results were shocking. Video

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shocking!!!
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shocking!!!

OMG!!! is tis really happening!!!???

no really wake up democrats you are facilitating this barbaric hatred

This has nothing to do with partisan politics
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This has nothing to do with partisan politics

Eisav Soneh Yakov comes from the Torah. Its not politics.

Please - Blacks are not Eisav...
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Please - Blacks are not Eisav...

They have their own reasons. Nothing to do with our twin brother and his hate…

all is from torah and shomayim
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all is from torah and shomayim

evrything that happens is from the eibersther.

Not one logical sentence.
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Not one logical sentence.

Every single person on this video did not make a single intelligent comment.pretty hopeless!!!!!!

Love
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Love

Well the guy that said he tought his children love! Is not a bad one

sensless hate
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sensless hate

it is a hate which is called unreasonable. it is a hate that cannot be explained

What do you mean
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What do you mean

“The HAVES and HAVE NOTS” man those were words of wisdom

Well...
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Well...

If we’ll open some Chesed organization for them maybe it will help,מפרנסין עניי עכו”ם מפני דרכי שלום

Theysll stay have exusses...
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Theysll stay have exusses...

Even if we help them.

Help them?
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Help them?

Let’s help ourselves for a change.

A lot of black rich people
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A lot of black rich people

The black community has plenty with millions. Why aren’t they doing for the black community? Show me one project of Oprah in Brooklyn or any inner city.
There are basketball and football players, there are movie and music producers etc…etc… whose stopping them from developing for their people?

This is #1939 all over again!

They feel entitled to what other people worked for
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They feel entitled to what other people worked for

I owe them nothing. I worked for whatever I do have and I make zero apologies. Actually, I’m proud of whatever I have accomplished. I give my charity where I choose. and by the way, attacking my community, robbing, burglarizing, harassing, violent behavior, giving hostile looks and comments are definitely not going to further their case of whatever entitlement they feel they have to my money. Why don’t THEY contribute something to the neighborhood? these people who feel we owe them something. Go get a job.

the blacks try to mingle in
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the blacks try to mingle in

the blacks try to make it that there completly diffrent from other blacks and want nothing to do with the violent and poor blacks. its understandable

It won't help
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It won't help

Opening a Chesed organization for them will not help. They get plenty of Chesed from the US government, State government, etc…

They key thing that everyone was saying was that “Jews own…” and “They are taking from us…” Also, “They not even trying to help us…” It was all an attitude of “give what you have worked hard for to me!”

Democratic party have brainwashed the poor
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Democratic party have brainwashed the poor

If they get their way the usa will turn into a socialist country like Venezuela we need to educate the people. It has nothing to do with race, color or creed. In a year is elections vote them out of office….

terorisim
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terorisim

why not help syria. there not good enouphe terrosts for you?

Such a chillul hashem
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Such a chillul hashem

Like a chassidish man said the world stands on 3 things “money,money,money”. And it’s such a chillul hashem that the goyim are seeing it. Personally i get better services by the non yidden then by yidden. It’s so sad.

this
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this

is not the time and place. denounce anti semitism. the Rebbe says dont argue with their “excuses” for hate. there is no excuse. jem just pulished the rebbes view on anti semitism. I encourage everyone to watch.

I wrote the original comment
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I wrote the original comment

“This is not the time and place?” When is? “Never was” and it was never fixed!I’m not saying what they’re doing is right, I’m saying GOYIM DO NOT START UP AGAINST YIDDEN UNLESS IF WE ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG! THE 2 BEIS HAMIKDASH WERE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF US! ( being so upset that yidden are not doing what Hashem wants of them)

Chaim
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Chaim

Are you G-d almighty?
Stop victim blaming!!!
There is no justification or excuse for antisemitism.
Open a book on these subjects and you just might learn a thing or two.
Also, as I indicated above. Find some self worth and be proud to be a Jew!

Once again replying from the original commenter
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Once again replying from the original commenter

Parnasah is from Hashem. We have to do our part and Hashem does the rest. There would be no need for a article posted not to long agao on col about certain lubavitcher landlord’s who are abusing their tenants. It’seasy to blame goyim but between us, THAT’S WHEN WE KNOW HOW TO SCREAM?!. Common?! Lubavitcher yidden?! I am not Gd, BUT GD DOESN’T “SEND WAKE UP CALLS” FOR NOTHING!

Misunderstanding
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Misunderstanding

Thanks for clarifying. I get what you’re trying to say you learned. It’s not *what we’re doing* as Yidden is wrong (for example, earning a living, shlugging chickens, having many children, working hard, always learning, and other normal, harmless frum living that you sound like you’re ashamed how *different* – ie, distasteful – to the goyim it *appears*). The truth to the learning what you have misunderstood is that what caused the churban Beis Hamikdash and other calamities in the Jewish world is understood properly as times when *when the Yidden are not strong* (as in avodah and Torah and… Read more »

Healthy outlook
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Healthy outlook

Earning parnasa (livelihood) is a chilul? (G-d forbid). What they’re saying and you’re associating as “the truth of the matter” is actually simply flat out jealousy. They seek “ME, ME, ME (look at ME), UP. And you, down, ha-ha!” Then they project this attitude onto others – that others are also out to get them… because that’s what they’re used to from them doing it to each other. Wish wasn’t true, but this is their way/their culture: bragging rights about the next” diss” (as in, “disrespect”) to laugh to their friends about, rather than how they contributed or helped someone… Read more »

????
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????

what does that even mean???? we’re not the ones who see it that way, THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE JEALOUS OF US!!! that means we shouldn’t have? that we shouldn’t work hard to make a good living. im sorry but your comment made no sense whatsoever.

Envy vs admiration
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Envy vs admiration

Warm+Competent = Admiration
Warm+Incompetent = Pity
Cold+Competent = Envy
Cold+Incompetent = Contempt

Chaim
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Chaim

Hashem Yishmor! Nebach! What makes you any different then those sprouting this hate?
I hope you find some peace, some self Esteem and perhaps some self wroth.

Nobody should have to apologize for being successful.

we are supposed to be a light upon the nations
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we are supposed to be a light upon the nations

THERE IS ZERO EXCUSE FOR VIOLENCE! Also we must do better. Both statements can be correct without negating eachother. I am a frum Jew, but once I moved to a very jewish major city, I was cheated over and over again from minor house work to major business deals by frum Jews. Now I have a policy that I only hire non jews for work I have been cheated upon one too many times by the frum jews. I have spoken about this extensively by other business men who claim to have iron clad contracts when dealing with the hassidic… Read more »

Really? Who are you anyway?
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Really? Who are you anyway?

If you can walk down the street knowing with certainty that you won’t be robbed, burglarized, harrassed, spat on, assaulted or killed c”V because it’s another JEW approaching you, then you’re already ahead of the game.

Replying to really? Um p.s.
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Replying to really? Um p.s.

Saying lashon hara is like you killed someone….

You mean- all the attackers want is money
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You mean- all the attackers want is money

They think, eat, sleep money all day. Their community rationalizes their violent behavior and rotten ill-will due to their own avaricious jealous entitlement -against people who’se financial situation they can have NO clue about.. Such a level of monstrous GREED that is unimaginable. They would murder a grandmother for her social security payment. While, Thank G-d, we are mafde of different stuff, we are educated differently, the very poorest people in our community (and their are many), who literally have to ration their food, would not
even think of someone else’s money as their own property.

shocking 2!!!!
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shocking 2!!!!

this video says it all it is sad to hear these statements
the jews have lived normallly and got what they got with their own hands
if certain blacks watched from the sidelines, that is how society runs

sorry

They should learn from the Jews who came here with
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They should learn from the Jews who came here with

Rather than learning from the Jews around them-hard working, children who know and live with their fathers, and people who don’t physically attack and steal , they take ZERO ZERO responsibility for their actions and try to cast it off on their polar opposites-and it’s alway been this way, since Noach.

From Meam Loez
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From Meam Loez

The Egyptians lost their property to Pharaoh, except the Jews in Goshen who got to live peacefully for some time until the last Shevet died. The Israelites started building real estate – – mansions and academies and acquired for themselves fields and vineyards. Their population increased. (Meam Loez at the end of Vayigash.) I can imagine the jealousy by the Egyptians!!

Where’s the FBI?
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Where’s the FBI?

About time the FBI got involved and do some homework where all that hate is eminating from. It doesn’t just come from nowhere. Someone or sone people out there had to have preached that or is preaching that to the masses.

If the FBI looks at this video and gets involved, I’m sure it won’t take long to find out.

You are right on...
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You are right on...

There is really three aspects at play here…

1)they are not being taught tolorance in public school
2)they are not being taught tolorance at home
3)someone is preaching this hate speech at church/mosque

They are adults-Do the Crime Do the Time
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They are adults-Do the Crime Do the Time

Whatever they were taught, however they are raised, as grown adults they are FULLY RESPONSIBLE for doing to others what they wouldn’t want done to themselves.

Hundred percent
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Hundred percent

I thought the same when they all said the same thing!
Someone is preaching this hate no doubt about it!
The Jews came with nothing from the Holocaust and built themselves up instead of playing the victim card, if only the African Americans tried that instead of the other methods I’m positive they would be in a better position then they are

My Dear African American Friends
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My Dear African American Friends

I am always respectful to you and to all my gentile friends as well as Jewish friends. You may think we are all rich and own all the buildings but we have plenty of poor people who we are told by our G-d to help. Nobody gives Jews anything, if Jews become successful either their families help them or they work hard and save up or they go to school and study hard. Instead of attacking them, why dont you learn from them and try to teach your children and encourage them to stay in school, save their money and… Read more »

Chaim
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Chaim

Why do you feel the need to defend yourself against these hateful, baseless accusations? Do you feel guilty?
You have nothing to apologize for. Be a proud Jew, walk with your head up!

Not the author
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Not the author

Hi, this is not a defense, it’s a clarification (like what I’m doing with you) followed by suggestion to try to improve and be pro-social, rather than to resort to negative, anti-social behavior. Zei gezundt!

To Chaim
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To Chaim

Not to defend but to try to talk some sense. Stop being a victim The Jews could easily in History have lived a victim life but that is not what the Torah teaches. Take responsibility, take the brains G-d has given you and make something of yourself. There will always be others who have more. so what. Why do you have to attack me for trying to communicate with my African Brothers and sisters !!

Victimitis
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Victimitis

Vitcimitis.

pathetic
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pathetic

maybe you can go with jew in the city and hands out target gift cards

pathetic
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pathetic

this was in response to well…

"Esau hates Jacob"
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"Esau hates Jacob"

In Germany, we were attacked for being assimilated
In Russia, we were attacked for being devout
In Poland, we were attacked for being poor
In Brooklyn, we are now being attacked for being rich

Is it possible that we are being attacked simply because we are Jewish?

Chaim
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Chaim

Well said!

Who's rich?
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Who's rich?

Not many of us. Most are struggling. Though I wish it for all of us and all the good people of the world.

Home culture
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Home culture

“Most are struggling.” Me too… And I don’t resort to violence or the downfall of scapegoats to feel comforted! “Comforted…” Let’s talk about nurturance in the home. What?? “Not related,” you might say… Maybe it would help stop their “culture of blame” by addressing the politically incorrect white elephant in the room, where their sense of antagonism and negative feelings – they walk around with from very early on – is sourced: the vicious cycle of critical/criticizing, cold, hard, and antagonistic (ie, violent) verbal and physical behavior *by females*/moms/sisters /aunts (especially towards their males) in their culture/”homes”, beginning from birth.… Read more »

Obviously we kick you out
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Obviously we kick you out

When you act like violent animals, of course we’ll kick you out if our neighborhood, you are a danger to society

same old antisemitism!
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same old antisemitism!

this is sick that’s the only word that comes to mind to express this.

It's the aftermath of Obama
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It's the aftermath of Obama

It’s the aftermath of Obama

SOOOO true
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SOOOO true

Obama emboldened them and never a peep about their degenerate life styles

That's what antisemitism is
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That's what antisemitism is

Some hate you because you are poor Some hate you because you are rich Some hate you because you keep to yourself and don’t get involved in the community Some hate you because you don’t keep to yourself and are too civically active Some hate you because you look timid and weak Some hate you because you are too proud and strong Some hate you because you dress strange, and drive old cars Some hate you because you dress too nice, and drive fancy cars Some hate you because you run down the neighborhood Some hate you because you are… Read more »

Solution
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Solution

The above lines are, sorry to say, relevant amongst our people
starting with school children and continues afterwards. Certainly, teaching children to love, respect and help each other because we are Am Yisroel and NOT because of financial reasons etc., will help to raise respectable adults who will be
“A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS”

Well Said
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Well Said

Let’s start taking care of ourselves.

Bad video
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Bad video

There is no good this video could possibly accomplish it’s there to create hate

Chaim
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Chaim

oh I see. It’s NOT exposing an EXISTING hate. It’s CREATING the hate. Please tell us more….

To Chaim
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To Chaim

There’s always one… don’t waste your time.

It's already well known
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It's already well known

This just gives the haters platform of hatred against Jews for other weak minds minds to follow like sheep

Try this
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Try this

Have a black person ask them the same question and they’ll give you a completely different answer

chaya
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chaya

dear mr. mayor, I honestly think a solution that will help solve the issue is to confiscate section 8 and other government funding from the violent attackers families. because it should not be tolerated to terrorize the community.

The reason is very simple
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The reason is very simple

It’s the fact that the lowlifes of these cities can now get away with violent crimes without anything that can justly be called- consequences.

SOOOO true
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SOOOO true

Obama emboldened them – put the blame for their depraved dysfunctional lives on whites, especially on successful whites.They know that nobody cares about Jews-these attacks would be dealt with very differently if there was a string of them against white non-Jews.

Complete Disfunction
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Complete Disfunction

Complete waist of time listening to them
They have no meaning in their life
Every Jew a 22

Wondering?
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Wondering?

Who selling these buildings for top dollar to the Jewish landlords???? The blacks themselves!!!

Satmar in Crown heights!!
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Satmar in Crown heights!!

Probably most of what these people are saying you would hear the exact same from Anash about Satmar.

buying half of Crown Heights stealing houses changing the look of the community raising prices….

Jealousy - Choice is yours...
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Jealousy - Choice is yours...

Most people are Jealous.
You can use this to inspire yourself to try to set/achieve your goals
or
Harm your fellow person – against g-ds’ will
Lets choose whats good for G-d, our neighbor and ourselves.

To quote from the song
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To quote from the song

Wake up, Yidden! This is 1937 Germany and you just don’t see it.

Good He Made This Video
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Good He Made This Video

While remaining frum committed Jews with Jewish values and hashkafa, it is indeed time we start thinking about how we look to the non-Jews, particularly those we share neighborhoods with.

Journalistic cherry picking
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Journalistic cherry picking

No doubt there are some bad apples but how many interviewed made positive comments? We will never know because only negative comments make the news…not fair and balanced

Truth
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Truth

These aren’t the “bad apples” this is the general consensus, they all admitted it themselves

Time for some dialog
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Time for some dialog

These are not bad people. I would go as far as to say they are not antisemitic people. they are being fed these ideas by someone. Many have difficult lives and work very hard. And someone is feeding them ideas that they can blame their problems on the jews. They’re buying into it becauseit gives them a direction to channel their anger and pain. now that they “know” the jews are at fault they are letting out their anger on them. I dont live in brooklyn but it might be time to open up some dialogue and hear from them… Read more »

How naive you are
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How naive you are

Those that are truly decent will remain that way because that is who they are. The others will remain who they are. So called ‘dialogue’ is about as effective as dialogue with terrorists or, if you will, animals.

Rising rents feeds contempt
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Rising rents feeds contempt

How many Jews have moved from Crown Heights because they could no longer afford the rent? The truth is that a lot of development in Crown Heights is from Jews (who have gone against the Rebbe’s wishes to have affordable housing in Crown Heights). Rising rents feeds contempt.

Their crimes started from the moment they moved in
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Their crimes started from the moment they moved in

Way back when the whole area was Jewish and there was zero crime. The crime started as soon as they moved in which is why the other frum communities left. This had nothing to do with rent. Most of us do not own houses. Please, stop making excuses for a culture of violence. It’s pathetic.

They've been doing this for 50 years
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They've been doing this for 50 years

From the moment they moved in here and started doing their thing. This is nothing to do with rent. This is the way they behave in Baltimore, in Chicago, New Jersey etc etc etc. If I was upset about rent I’d post it on a different article. It’s not relevant here.

1991 (30 years ago)
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1991 (30 years ago)

“Rising rents feeds contempt”

It was about “the rising rents” in 1991 (Crown Heights riot), too? Think not…

Open your eyes and look at the big picture/the forest before the trees, self-apologizing Yidden…

S.M.
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S.M.

Did not read all the comments
But I will say how it is especially important now
For us to teach our children to make a kiddush hashem and behave in a respectful manner.
Say good morning to your neighbor who is a person of color.
Stand up on the train for an older person.
Stop littering, or being loud in the street.
We need to give them less reason to hate us, and more reason to respect us.

Eisav Sonei Yakov
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Eisav Sonei Yakov

It won’t help

We do, we do
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We do, we do

Stop lecturing us, we’ve been saying hello and thank you to people who are completely without manners, people at cash registers who ignore our greetings and crumple up money before giving us back our change, and that’s ok.. we don’t let other people determine our behavior. But we’ve also been returning violence, bad will and theft with courtesy and now it’s time to get our dignity back.

Asking for excuses from irrational haters??
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Asking for excuses from irrational haters??

PLEEEASE LET US KNOW WHAT WE DID WRONG???!! Please yiden, a little dignity! What a pathetic and pointless attempt to receive rational excuses for irrational, bloodthirsty, animalistic behavior. The ones who destroy do it because that’s what drives them, it’s what they teach in their public schools, they have zero gratitude and indoctrinate their communities with the convenient lie that the people who have harmed them the least are the ones that they should harm. And they haven’t had reason to believe that the justice system will make them suffer consequences- in fact, the current lawmakers are doing everything possible… Read more »

the typical antisemitic claims
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the typical antisemitic claims

These excuses to hate Jews did not start with the blacks and will not end with the blacks. The Antisemites always used these arguments (Jews, Money, control etc) for centuries. The sad part is that people of color who have been victims of hate should know better not hate others. What comes around goes around. But what can you do with these people in the video? they are clearly uneducated and ignorant! I am sure there are many educated blacks who disagree with them!

Why publish more of their hate?
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Why publish more of their hate?

The scariest thing about this video is that it’s result is to give a platform to violent criminals and their supporters to spew more hate.

Deflection
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Deflection

Often the have-nots are also do-nots. Many are conditioned to expect help which often equals a replacement for personal responsibility. Playing victim. And while some might choose to make this black vs Jew or non-jew vs. Jew, it’s not that. On this same site – COL – you’ll have CH, white, chasidic, lubav jews complaining about the “rich” who inflate real estate and don’t offer low-income housing to them. Same exact shpiel as the “non-jewish” “anti-semitic” “black” folks in the video. So it’s not skin color or religion. It’s a certain mentality. If I don’t have what you have, if… Read more »

On the contrary
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On the contrary

When people disregard the Rebbe’s clear instructions regarding rent, we should just be quiet?

Fundamental Difference
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Fundamental Difference

The people complaining about have-nots on this site do not do violence. The blacks on the video are excusing ciolent and criminal behavior. Fundamental difference.

What a joke
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What a joke

Seriously jealously will blind anyone.. and ignorance .. all uneducated haters . Jews r takeing nothing from them . So many poor jews who are not killing rich blacks.. we own buildings bc we are fighters . Most jews cane here empty handed from the holocaust and built themselves up with hard work and sweat. Not with weed jealousy and hatred.

Dialog is necessary between the two Communities
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Dialog is necessary between the two Communities

I agree with ‘time for some dialog’. Can someone please go into the public schools and explain that there are plenty of Jews who are poor as well, not everyone is rolling in wealth and its time for a TOLERANCE class or speech or seminar for all public schools in Crown Heights to explain many important concepts and prejudices. Hopefully this (information) will spill unto the parents too

Jealousy
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Jealousy

Sounds like pure jealousy

Garbage.
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Garbage.

What these hypocrites are saying is complete hogwash. “The Jews don’t belong in the United States, they should go back to Israel.” Well neither do you blacks belong here, why don’t you go back to Jamaica or Africa and stop thinking that you are superior to us, we are as American as you are!

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