The difference between being Jewish compared to being a part of any other community in the world, is that society deems that one cannot be proud and Jewish simultaneously. The entirety of the Jewish community is bound to carry the collective guilt and shame of their predecessors. It’s a heavy burden to carry, but one that can never be forgotten as we never know when we may have to defend or apologize on behalf of those at fault.
With the progression of time, antisemitism rises at an alarming pace. More notably in recent years, there has been a 34 percent increase from 2020 to 2021. That averages to more than seven antisemitic incidents per day.
Read the full article on the Times of Israel at: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/being-jewish-in-the-21st-century/