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Impressive War on Christmas rebuttal by Yoram Hazony ‏

https://twitter.com/yhazony/status/1075854491373760513

Yoram Hazony
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Yoram Hazony Retweeted Julia Ioffe

I sympathize. Christmas didn’t make me happy when I was in the US either. But I choose to live in Israel where the holidays are from the torah. You *choose* to live in America. Why would you want to tell the Christian majority how “wearying and alienating” their holiday is?

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(For the record, I always say “Thank you. You, too.” But the omnipresence of Christmas for a whole month is deeply wearying and alienating to some of us who do not celebrate. If you want me respect you, please respect me, too.)
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Yoram Hazony
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4h4 hours ago

Isn’t there some level of common decency that requires the respect of majority customs? Shouldn’t Jews want to avoid giving unnecessary insult? I just don’t get it.
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Yoram Hazony
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4h4 hours ago

And I don’t buy the facile equivalence of “respect me if you want me to respect you.” Although most Christians I know try very hard to be sensitive in dealing with Jews, there is no chance that they will ever be sensitive enough to make Christmas an easy time for Jews.
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Yoram Hazony
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4h4 hours ago

Partly that’s because of the nature of the historic divisions between Jews and Christians. Partly it’s because there’s a limit to how far any majority can go in accommodating minority customs that are unfamiliar to them. That’s just what it’s like to be a Jew among gentiles.
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Yoram Hazony
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4h4 hours ago

I think that before you go demanding more respect from Christians, you might consider whether telling them what you feel about their holidays in a public forum is a likely way of gaining that extra helping of respect you so crave.
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Yoram Hazony
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3h3 hours ago

My guess is that you would feel less weary if you focused less on how alienated you are as a Jew in a Christian country at Christmas time—and more on the generous offer of home that this American Christianity has extended to Jews for centuries.

Jewish Leader of Anti-Fa

https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/18/antifa-leader-violent-communist/

The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined that an influential Antifa leader uses aliases to spread radical and often violent rhetoric while concealing his actual identity.

Joseph “Jose” Alcoff works with congressional Democrats as part of his day job as a manager with a DC-based advocacy group. But he spreads socialist and communist propaganda when going by the name “Jose Martin.”

Identifying as “Chepe,” Alcoff advocates for the violent overthrow of the government and for the murder of the rich. He has relished the mainstreaming of Antifa’s militant tactics in the Trump era.

A 2017 book identified Chepe as an organizer behind Smash Racism DC, the Antifa group that mobbed Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home in November and ran Ted Cruz out of a restaurant in September.

Smash Racism DC organizer Jose Martin, also known as “Chepe,” is a radical communist and Antifa leader operating in the U.S. He advocates for the violent overthrow of the government and for the murder of the rich and claims to have international involvement in left-wing movements.

 

 

Turns out his mother is a philosophy professor who specializes in feminism and race theory. Real shocker, I know.