Black Americans and Israel

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  1. lacosta says:

    i believe this ignores the difference in older vs younger , non-college educated vs attendees at said leftist institutions, blacks of Muslim persuation , and followers of the Democratic party—the home of Palestine, anti-colonialism , and zionist-entity-is-apartheid.   there should be little doubt that the socialist agenda of black society outways their old-timer’s religious beliefs, and that in general there is declining hope for support for an occupying power gaining traction  of the mainstream leftists that the increasing peoples-of-color-party is becoming.


    [other than the welfare lifestyle that has become the mainstream haredi derech, at least in the mandatory  kollel years,  it is unclear how a Party whose morals and politics is so counter a torah and jewish mehalech , is the permanent home of so much of haredi society… i guess that’s what ‘kesef metaheir mamzeirim’ means….]

    • Sam says:

      lacosta makes some good points. The bracketed response likewise brings up valid points but it in no way responds to the lacosta. Just because chareidi society does what the inner-city antisemitic black community does, does not make it ok.

  2. CityBoy 516 says:

    Dear Rabbi Yizchok

    I think that your first paragraph said it all. Why the need to be “machshir” Dr. King or black Americans through reference to their love of Israel or any other matter. Surely the fact that we share a city, country, planet with them is reason enough to try to work peaceably together. The unfortunate fact that there remain pockets of racism only strengthens the need for this type of project.


  3. Bob Miller says:

    This is strictly anecdotal:

    One Shabbos, I was walking along the side of the road to Shul.  An Indianapolis city bus driver who was black stopped, opened his door, announced “The G-d of Israel is the true G-d!” and sped off.

    [On the other hand, from the time in the 1960’s when Black Power activists began to evict Jews from the civil rights movement, Jews have faced real hostility from the black Left.  This has not abated whatsoever.  The black Left also has close ties to the likes of Louis Farrakhan and the Rev. Sharpton.  Malcolm X was never our pal.]



  4. Reb Yid says:

    This ignores the invidious institutional racism that continues to plague African-Americans in all aspects of their lives.  If we ask them to support Israel in the way that King did–and we should–then portions of the American Jewish community need to be much more sympathetic to and supportive of the primary victims of our society’s ills.

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