Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Why do peope hate jews so much?

why do people hate jews so much we helped a lot of people infact heres a list of some jewish inventors an how they helped:

Robert Adler-remote control

Selig Percy Amoils- ophthalmologist; Cryoprobe

Zora Arkus-Duntov-co-designer of Corvette sports car

Herman Aron -invented the electric meter

Ralph Baer-video games console "Simon"

Itzhak Bentov-Remote controlled cardiac catheter

Lodewyk van Berken[3]1456: invented scaif, a diamond polishing wheel

Emile Berlinerinventor of gramophone

Samuel Blumco-inventor of laser eye surgery LASIK

Baruch Blumberg and Irving Millmanvaccine for Hepatitis B

Gustav Buckyradiologist bucky grid x-ray

Joel Davidson1954: 100% solar powered vehicle

Carl Djerassi[4], Gregory Pincus[5], and Frank Colton[6]oral contraceptive, antihistamines

Paul Eislerinventor of printed circuit board

Gertrude Elionanti-leukemia drugs Nobel Prize (1988) in medicine zovirax

Sam Fedida: inventor of Vie

Joel Engel-co-inventor of cellular technology

and much more!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Anti-Semitic accounts in the New Testament have taught mankind to hate the Jew. As long as the New Testament continues in print (at least in its present form) the Jew will be hated. Here are but a few verses from where Christianity borrowed its anti-Semitic sentiments.

    “The children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 8.12)

    “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold your house is left unto you desolate.” (Matthew 23.37,38) Then answered all the people (Jews) and said, “His blood be on us and on our children” (Matthew 27:25). 1 “But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you to councils, and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten” (Mark 13.9)

    “He that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16.16)

    “Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And I say the truth, why do you not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God” (John 8.43-47)

    “Stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so you do. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers” (Acts 7.51-53)

    “It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you and judge yourself unworthy of everlasting life, we turn to the Gentiles” (Acts 13.45-51)

    “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake ... wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.” (Titus 1.10-14).

    “The Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God and are contrary to all men: forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.” (l Thessalonians 2.14-16)

    “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is an antichrist, that denieth the father and the son. Whoever denieth the son, the same hath not the father” (l John 2.22,23)

    “I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan ...” (Revelation 2.9,10)

    “Behold I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews and are not but do lie; behold I will make them to come and worship before thy feet...” (Revelation 3.9)

    now examine the words of some Christian “saints” and leaders and notice how their anti-Jewish expressions are based on New Testament verses listed earlier in this article.

    Origen: “Their rejection of Jesus has resulted in their present calamity and exile. We say with confidence that they will never be restored to their former condition. For they have committed a crime of the most unhallowed kind, in conspiring against the saviour.”

    St. Gregory: “ Jews are slayers of the Lord, murderers of the prophets, enemies of God, haters of God, adversaries of grace, enemies of their fathers’ faith, advocates of the devil, brood of vipers, slanderers, scoffers, men of darkened minds, leaven of the Pharisees, congregation of demons, sinners, wicked men, stoners and haters of goodness.”

    St. Jerome: “....serpents, haters of all men, their image is Judas ... their psalms and prayers are the braying of donkeys..”

    St. John Chrysostom: “I know that many people hold a high regard for the Jews and consider their way of life worthy of respect at the present time... This is why I am hurrying to pull up this fatal notion by the roots ... A place where a whore stands on display is a whorehouse. What is more, the synagogue is not only a whorehouse and a theater; it is also a den of thieves and a haunt of wild animals ... not the cave of a wild animal merely, but of an unclean wild animal ... When animals are unfit for work, they are marked for slaughter, and this is the very thing which the Jews have experienced. By making themselves unfit for work, they have become ready for slaughter. This is why Christ said: “ask for my enemies, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them and slay them before me’ (Luke 19.27).”

    St. Augustine: “Judaism is a corruption. Indeed Judas is the image of the Jewish people. Their understanding of the Scriptures is carnal. They bear the guilt for the death of the saviour, for through their fathers they have killed the Christ.”

    St. Thomas Aquinas: “It would be licit to hold Jews, because of the crimes, in perpetual servitude, and therefore the princes may regard the possessions of Jews as belonging to the State.”

    The teachings of Martin Luther:

    “Know, 0 adored Christ, and make no mistake, that aside from the Devil, you have no enemy more venomous, more desperate, more bitter, than a true Jew who truly seeks to be a Jew... a Jew, a Jewish heart, are hard as wood, as stone, as iron, as the Devil himself. In short, they are children of the Devil, condemned to the flames of hell.”

    “O Lord, I am too feeble to mock such devils. I would do so, but they are much stronger than I in raillery, and they have a God who is a past master in this art; He is called the devil and the wicked spirit.. They have transformed God into the devil, or rather into a servant of the Devil, accomplishing all the evil the Devil desires, corrupting unhappy souls , and raging against himself: in short, the Jews are worse than the devils.”

    “What then shall we Christians do with this damned, rejected race of Jews? First, their synagogues should be set on fire, and whatever does not burn up should be covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder or stone of it. And this ought to be done for the honour of God and of Christianity, in order that God may see that we are true Christians. Secondly, their homes should be likewise broken down and destroyed. Thirdly, they should be deprived of their prayerbooks and talmuds in which such idolatry, lies, cursing and blasphemy are taught. Fourthly, their rabbis must be forbidden under threats of death to teach anymore.”

    “Now whoever wishes to accept venomous serpents, desperate enemies of the lord, and to honor them, to let himself be robbed, pillaged, corrupted and cursed by them, need only turn to the Jews. If this is not enough for him, he can do more: crawl up into their...... and worship the sanctuary, so as to glorify himself afterwards for having been merciful, for having fortified the Devil and his children, in order to blaspheme our beloved lord and the precious blood that has redeemed us. He will then be a perfect Christian, filled with works of mercy, for which Christ will reward him on the-day of judgment with the eternal fire of hell (where he will roast together with the Jews).”

    “In truth, the Jews, being foreigners, should possess nothing, and what they do possess should be ours.”

    “...Cursed goy that I am, I cannot understand how they manage to be so skillful, unless I think that when Judas Iscariot hanged himself, his guts burst and emptied. Perhaps the Jews sent their servants with plates of silver and pots of gold to gather up Judas’ **** with the other treasures, and then they ate and drank his offal, and thereby acquired eyes so piercing that they discover in the scriptures commentaries that neither Matthew nor Isaiah himself found there, not to mention the rest of us cursed goyim..”

    “If I find a Jew to baptize, I shall lead him to the Elbe bridge, hang a stone around his neck, and push him into the water, baptizing him with the name of Avraham!.. I cannot convert the Jews. Our lord Christ did not succeed in doing so; but I can close their mouths so that there will be nothing for them to do but to lie upon the ground.”

    “I hope I shall never be so stupid as to be circumcised; I would rather cut off the left breast of my Catherine and of all women.”

    “If we are to remain unsullied by the blasphemy of the Jews and not wish to take part in it, we must be separated from them and they must be driven out of their country.”

    These anti-semitic words uttered by popes, priests, pastors and laymen, were put into action by unruly Christian mobs and later by Hitler’s followers.

    Over time, Christian anti-Semitism acquired a racial dimension along with its religious thrust. This had significant consequences. After all, when Jew-hating was rooted in religion, a Jew could convert to Christianity and become, as it were, fully kosher. But when states began forcing Jews to convert—or face expulsion or execution—the authenticity of the Jews’ conversions became suspect. After Christians conquered Spain from the Muslims in 1492, they forced Jews and Muslims to convert, flee, or die. Many Jews converted yet practiced their old faith secretly, leading church officials to make new rules discriminating against all so-called conversos.

    In the 19th century, anti-Semitism became increasingly racialized. The Enlightenment certainly made life better for Jews, at least in Western Europe, where religious tolerance took hold. Yet the Enlightenment also brought new “scientific”—or, as we now say, pseudoscientific—notions that human beings belonged to different races, some superior to others. Under these notions, Jews (as well as Africans, Arabs, and others) were deemed to be biologically and thus immutably inferior to white or “Aryan” Europeans.

    Alongside racism, 19th-century Europe also saw the spread of nationalism: the idea that every people deserved its own state. Nationalism served to justify the repression of “alien” peoples, especially Jews—not just in eastern Europe, where Jews lived in ghettos, insulated from their Polish or Russian compatriots, but even in Western Europe, where many Jews were assimilated and considered themselves full citizens of their countries. This new form of ideological anti-Semitism—seeing the Jews as an alien and inferior people amid Christian European nations—finally got its name in 1879, thanks to an Austrian journalist named Wilhelm Marr.

    By this point, the ideology of anti-Semitism had bred elaborate theories about the Jewish people’s evil. In some cases, ancient religious bigotries were updated, as in the “blood libel” that Jews killed Christian children to use their blood in making Passover matzot. (In Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ukraine, and elsewhere, Jews were actually tried in court on such charges.) In other cases, the slanders were new, as with the publication of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a document fabricated by Russian secret police that purported to divulge the Jews’ conspiratorial plans for world domination.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well its difficult question. Mostly our of ignorance. Lets start that Jews believe that they are the chose people of God. Which isnt gonna get them any bonus points. They have bin in slaved by the Egyptians and prosecuted for long time. I think they are usually very smart and well education taking important positions as doctors, lawyers and bankers. Hitler blamed Jews for the poverty in Germany they were the perfect scape goat. Since they were non German and often had good positions. I think much hate has bin passed down from Nazism. Another reason is Jews keep to them self's and have there religion. Which makes them a target for persecution. A really major reason why Jews are hated today is Israel. Many hate the country cause they don't believe in the right of the countries existence. Especially Muslims! Books like mein kampf and Protocols of Zion in many Muslim countries are taught as fact even thou they are lies. Im very happy that my country protects Israel. I hope next generations of Americans will stand up for the rights of the Jewish state.


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  • 1 decade ago

    Sadly Jews are hated for the same reasons other groups are.


    I remember being told in grade school in 1970 that the Jews killed Christ. I remember pointing out that someone had to, otherwise he could not have died for everyone's sins.

    Certain other people have a problem with the concept of charging or paying interest. This puts certain Muslims diametrically opposed to the perceived Jewish institution of banking.

    Add to this completely horrific lies regarding devil worship and subhuman behavior and Jews get a bad reputation.

    Only the truely uneducated don't see the contributions made by jewish peopel in the modern world.

    Unfortunately there is no shortage of uneducated people, especially in the Arab world and among the poor everywhere.

    Jews are going to continue to have a tough time until the rest of us can teach the planet to live with tolerance and peace.

    If we consider the state of the world now compared to just a century ago, I think progress is being made.

    Another hundred should do the trick.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I heard they like to back stab people, instigate and what they cared was all about money. Some are too obvious of being putting favor towards their own people. You can see how jewish film producers always choose jewish actor/actress as the main actor/actress. Also, it's weird how even a foreign Jew must contribute some sort of 'tax' to Israel country regardless their nationality. And many famous food franchises own by Jews offer tasty meals but the quality are only upto animal food standards, and many are really bad to health. Its like, no one ever before come out with that recipe because it will be harmful to health but they sell it. Not mentioning about their famous cigarettes and largest nuclear weapon industries also, conspiracies. I mentioned more about Israel and I don't think many Jews in foreign countries are that controversial. They are just normal like others. Somehow people 'hate' are just cautious, to avoid recurring history

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't believe in the jewish faith or hate jews but either do many jews . as a matter of fact Einstein is some one I still look up to. Why some single out jews is probably a matter of a few and the propaganda they produce that infuences the more stupid and uneducated classes throughout the world. As to the muslim hatred they are indoctrinated in this and not in other things and it is carried through their ideaology

    anyway i'm on your side in spite of the monotheist beliefs .

    peaceout enjoy the life

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    One of the biggest reasons for antisemitism is the concept of judaism being not just a religion, but a nation (and I don't mean israel - from before then even).

    This will automatically put them in conflict with other nationalist ideologies (and Jews as a nation is a nationalist ideology).

    Ultimatly its the "people are suspicious of those who are different" thing, but in the case of jews the deliberate resistance to assimulation by some jewish communities (and in contrast to others) has lead to opposition to judaism as a whole by people who are prone to generalise in that way.

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  • Midge
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    1 decade ago

    I don't hate Jewish people. (I said the word Jew earlier and got yelled at by a Jewish person for saying that. Maybe we just don't understand) (I did not say it in a derogatory way)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Until the 1950s, anti-jewish diatribes were a result of christianity, the "jews killed christ!" myth.

    Since then, however, dislike of the jews is a result of Israel's own actions, its terrorist attacks on neighboring states and general lawlessness in the world community.

    In the past, the jews were unjust victims; now, they've brought it on themselves.


    Read this recent column by a US university student who *used to* believe the lie of "all Israelis are peaceful and all Palestinians are terrorists" until she saw the place with her own eyes.

    THIS is why jews have become hated: the actions of their own government.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are not many of them relative to the other large religions of the area and they were easy targets.

    Rather perplexing since one Jew was rather important to Christianity.

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  • 1 decade ago

    jewish boys are cute... or atleast the ones ive seen. the ones that i have seen have rosy cheecks, and are tiny in stature.

    (the group of people i saw was 12 and 13 years)

    i don't know why others hate them

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