October 22, 2018

“Killing Jews Is Worship” — the Anti-Muslim Anti-Jewish Ad

Following a court ruling, a controversial ad is set to appear on NYC buses and subways. The ad will read: “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah,” and below it, the source of the quote: Hamas MTV.

Hilary Hanson, writing for Huffington Post, rightly took the trouble to

After they had achieved all the above, they were given the task to be a light for the nations. That is, they became obliged to convey the unity they had achieved to all the nations of the world.

Since the essence of Judaism is unity and love, or at least, overcoming of hatred, exhibiting it, even toward one who hates you, puts us at odds with our nature and our vocation. Worse yet, the more we drift from our authentic selves, the more we fall into unfounded hatred, and instead of shining unity, we emit the opposite.

This creates a vicious cycle because projecting discord and disunity makes the nations treat us as warmongers, even though we have no intention of doing so. They feel this not because we are conspiring to incite conflict, but because they expect us to do the opposite. And when we fail to deliver peace, they blame us of causing war.

A famous Hebrew adage says, “Enters wine, out comes secret.” On that note, I think that slips of the tongue such as Mel Gibson’s, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” or General William