2002-02-23 / Letters

Nothing New Under Sun

Nothing New Under Sun

Dear Editor,

This past Saturday, February 16th, I attended services at Temple of Israel on 84th Street. At the conclusion of services, a discussion took place alluding to the anti-semitic article by Roy Grondel in "the Wave."

One individual stated that "The Wave" should be boycotted because it printed the letter. I immediately took umbrage to his remark, and stated that his words do not represent the policy of the paper.

Although I am not riled by this insignificant cog who wrote the letter, I am complying to many who asked me to respond.

The stench of anti-semitism ricochets around the world from ancient times, when Jews were slaves in Egypt, to their persecution in Persia (now Iran), nothing has changed. In the last century we've had such quintessential anti-semites, like John Ford and Joseph P. Kennedy. Joe Kennedy's wife, was a staunch catholic, who was so bigoted, that she told her own daughter, when she married a Protestant, "May G-D forgive you, because I won't!

Today, in the last two decades, we have another brand on anti-semitism. We have Louis Farrakhan, who refers to Jews as a gutter religion. Then, there's Jesse Jackson, who refers to Jews as hymies – and to N.Y.C. as Hymietown. Then, there's the Prince of Demagoguery, Al Sharpton, calling Jews interlopers.

As Ecclesiastes said, "there is nothing new under the sun."

Personally, I believe the letter printed in "The Wave", is not worthy of being dignified with an answer. I wouldn't attempt to make him cognizant of the facts, because I believe he is impervious to any explanation.


Return to top

Email Us
Contact Us

Copyright 1999 - 2016 Wave Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved

Neighborhoods | History



Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Riding the Wave with Mark Healey on BlogTalkRadio