What Is Anti-Semitism?
Anti-Semitism by definition is discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic or racial group. Anti-Semitism has been around since the beginning of time. Back in time, the romans demanded Jews to convert …show more content…
The belief in the Jewish religion that they were chosen by god for a purpose has created large conflict with people everywhere. God gave the Jews their own language, their own land and more. “Choosiness” for the Jews goes back to the bible where it mentions “For you are a holy people to YHWH your God, and God has chosen you to be his treasured people from all the nations that are on the face of this earth” (Deuteronomy 14:2). The Torah has other verses were it mentions choosiness.
An economic misunderstanding with Jews are the anti-Semitic views and jokes about money. Jews are often thought as greedy, money-mad, individuals. Jews are seen as individuals who abuse their power in the business world and will do anything to obtain a few dollars. There has been many misconceptions of Jews when it comes to economic anti-Semitism such as all Jews are well off, Jews are extremely greedy, Jews think they control the business world, Jews try to help other Jews and cheat on any other religion and ethnic group. Thinking that all Jews are well off because many of them are lawyers, doctors and business owners are one of the most common stereotypes anti-Semitism has led to. Before the Holocaust, followers of the Jewish religion were extremely poor. Those living in Europe during the 17-20th century faced many forms of anti-Semitism