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Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« on: March 19, 2020, 10:18:54 PM »
There have been a few headlines recently that have been wide-brushing the Jewish community, or even containing outright overtones of Antisemitism.

https://nypost.com/2020/03/18/hasidic-community-ignores-social-distancing-orders-amid-coronavirus/

and today:

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/03/as-coronavirus-cases-soar-in-nj-lakewood-pushes-the-toll-higher.html

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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 10:25:12 PM »
Let's be honest. Take a look at what's going on in Borough Park and Lakewood... Much of this 'anti semitism' is our own fault and deserved.

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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 10:25:34 PM »
This has been brought on the jewish community, by themselves. Really no one else to blame. The blatant disregard shown, by a portion of the religious jewish population, is the reason this is happening. Eisav sonah es yaakov, really doesnt need much to set it off.

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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 10:26:38 PM »
This has been brought on the jewish community, by themselves. Really no one else to blame. The blatant disregard shown, by a portion of the religious jewish population, is the reason this is happening. Eisav sonah es yaakov, really doesnt need much to set it off.
antisemitism when true, is still antisemitism(?)

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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 10:27:53 PM »
This has been brought on the jewish community, by themselves. Really no one else to blame. The blatant disregard shown, by a portion of the religious jewish population, is the reason this is happening. Eisav sonah es yaakov, really doesnt need much to set it off.

Let's be honest. Take a look at what's going on in Borough Park and Lakewood... Much of this 'anti semitism' is our own fault and deserved.

No no no no no no. No.

Also, no.

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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 10:28:31 PM »
Maybe. But I’m not sure this is anti semitism. Just reporting.

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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 10:28:57 PM »
No no no no no no. No.

Also, no. I’m glad that you have an opinion.



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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 10:30:03 PM »
Let's be honest. Take a look at what's going on in Borough Park and Lakewood... Much of this 'anti semitism' is our own fault and deserved.
Much of this is painting the whole community with one brush, with is a true form of antisemitism. When one Christian steals, do we say that all Christians are thieves? No. But when one Jew does something, we paint all Jews with the same brush. If a reporter sees Lakewood as "a bunch of Jews", and doesn't think about the fact that each one is an individual whose stupidity doesn't represent the rest of the community, then that reporter is antisemitic.
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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 10:31:24 PM »
I knew this would happen to us, but didn’t think it would be right away. But sadly almost everyone of us is still ignoring it. On LNN status I see 4 different parties of people dancing holding hands. During Purim we will see this reckless behavior get exponentially worse. I don’t want to fathom what the fallout from Purim will be but Hashem save us.

Soon we will start hearing the anti-semites piping up claiming we caused all this, and that will be the least of our concerns.

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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 10:31:42 PM »
Much is this is painting the whole community with one brush, with is a true form of antisemitism. When one Christian steals, do we say that all Christians are thieves? No. But when one Jew does something, we paint all Jews with the same brush. If a reporter sees Lakewood as "a bunch of Jews", and doesn't think about the fact that each one is an individual whose stupidity doesn't represent the rest of the community, then that reporter is antisemitic.
It represents a portion of the community, and not a small portion either.

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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 10:34:39 PM »
Neither side is at all in the right here. The thing is, it's unfortunately the norm for the media to generalize, so it's not antisemitism, it's their usual reporting. As for the people participating in the events the media is portraying, they are negligent at best, and murderers at worst.
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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 10:35:07 PM »
I am going to be blunt. This is an anti-Semitics wet dream.
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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 10:41:15 PM »
It represents a portion of the community, and not a small portion either.
I don't know about Brooklyn, but I don't think that it's the case in Lakewood.

The media harped on the fact that the police had to close two weddings in Lakewood. This took place less than 24 hours after Gov. Murphy's ban went into effect, and the ban was extremely confusing. Both weddings were outdoors, a situation which attendees clearly thought circumvented the danger that prompted the ban. Additionally, attendance at these weddings were minuscule, not much over the 50 person limit, many of who were close relatives of the married couple, and were naturally very preoccupied with wedding preparations and couldn't focus on the details of the ban.

Yet, this story was prominently reported about by all NJ media outlets, and it was even used to define the Orthodox community's response to the virus.

One Asbury Park Press article about the way the community was responding to the virus featured this paragraph near the beginning of the article:

“Just a few hours after the Asbury Park Press spoke to Orthodox Jewish leaders about how the community was handling coronavirus, Lakewood police “shut down” a wedding at a catering hall, according to an exchange on the police department’s Facebook page.
That event came two full days after Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday issued an executive order mandating social distancing, including a ban on any gatherings of over 50 people.”

The reporter amended the language after I voiced my concern.
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Re: Antisemitism related to Coronavirus
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