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Jul 30, 2012 - 1 minute read - Commentary of the times I never saw THAT coming

Cultural insensitivity

I’m glad my culture of 5700 years has been reduced to ‘good moneymaking’.  After all, I’m sure the Moses, as he descended from the mount had a marketing plan to sell little Torahs all over, because he was culturally attuned.

I can hear  the clang of symbols as my ancestors fled Egypt making sure they stowed the gold on their way out of the country.

Throughout the centuries Jews have been derided for their attentiveness to money and things money, often imbued with powers never given them to control monies.  Shylock, that most derided of Shakesperian characters is but one of many.

Mr Romney, do you not hear the hoofbeats of history?    When you suggest that the Jewish people culturally are attuned to moneymaking did you disconnect from our recent history?  The images of Jews and money and world domination flooded German newspapers, particularly de Sturmer.

I understand the rush for votes.  I also understand that history is less forgiving than we thought. Apparently we are slow to learn those lessons. “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.“