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A story is told of a Jewish man who was riding on the subway reading an Arab newspaper. A friend of his, who happened to be riding in the same subway car, noticed this strange phenomenon. Very upset, he approached the newspaper reader, “Moshe, have you lost your mind? Why are you reading an Arab newspaper?”

Moshe replied, “I used to read the Jewish newspaper, but what did I find? Jews being persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation and intermarriage, Jews living in poverty. So I switched to the Arab newspaper. Now what do I find? Jews own all the banks, Jews control the media, Jews are all rich and powerful, Jews rule the world. The news is so much better!”

(via Laurie).

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • steven cohen 02.04.03, 9:16 PM

    old,very old

  • segacs 02.04.03, 9:28 PM

    Yeah, oldie but goodie. And still true today . . . which doesn’t say much about how society has progressed to erradicate antisemitism.

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