posted on May, 31 2009 @ 10:53 PM
I think you have some good answers to your question, especially the post about usury, xenophobia, tradition, etc.
First, let me state categorically that anti-semitism is deeply immoral, atrociously wicked, and wrong by any system of morals and ethics.
Unfortunately, there are many alleged "causes" for anti-semitism, and a long history of anti-semitism throughout the ages.
The Jewish religion (which I greatly admire and respect by the way) has generally (though not always) made a point of not intermingling with
non-Jewish cultures, and sought to retain their own identity, culture, and religious customs. This "separateness" has resulted in their persecution
by others who don't understand this distinct, unique character of the Jewish people.
I am speaking in general terms - This has not always been the case, and you can certainly cite examples of Jewish assimilation throughout modern
This separate identity is especially true in circumstances where the Jewish people have found themselves living outside of the Holy Land in hostile,
In addition, I think that you will find historical situations where Jewish persecution occurred because Jews believe that God is their rightful King,
not a non-Jewish human leader or authority. As a result, political authorities have persecuted the Jews for allegedly not vowing allegiance to the
The Jewish nation was created specifically as a holy people to serve God, and as a result, many wicked nations have sought to persecute them.
The Jews have and will always be God's Chosen People. It is very sad that they have been persecuted throughout the centuries for their religious