Because We Are Jews

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Illustration from a children’s book. The headlines say “Jews are our misfortune” and “How the Jew cheats.” Germany, 1936. — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

As a child I was bullied

Because I am a Jew

Pushed in the mud

Thrown dirt upon

Because I am a Jew

Our home was toilet-papered,

Our windows egged

Hatred in the Territories Video – Screenshot from Archives

Because we were Jews

I grew up in America with this hate

My father grew up in the Old Country

Where he was beaten

Because he was a Jew

Put into a Labor Camp

Because he was a Jew

He lost his brother

Because he was a Jew

He lost all of his father’s relatives

Because they were Jews

He lost all but one aunt on his mother’s side

Because they were Jews

My American relatives are now the victims of verbal attacks in college

Because they are Jews

Their professors do nothing

They watch, they listen, and let evil prevail


to see no evil

to hear no evil

That same “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Do Nothing” mentality led to 50 MILLION dead in World War II

A nuclear proliferation agreement with Iran is certain to lead to 50 MILLION more deaths

Yet the world asks Israel to

Step aside

Remain silent

Do nothing

Just watch


Let others decide your fate


Never again means

Never again going silently into the night

Like sheep to the slaughter

Never again means

Recognizing evil when you see it

Working to stop it before it destroys humanity




Peaceful coexistence


By Chaplain Tamar



About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

Hospice Chaplain and Life Coach Associate Clinical Chaplaincy Certification February 2015. Proficient Life Coach Certification December 2010.
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One Response to Because We Are Jews

  1. Paul Bonapart says:

    Thank you. Your passion and caring are inspirational.

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