Letter: Antisemitism persists, even in Asheville

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[Regarding: “A Jew in Asheville: The Gospel According to Jerry,” April 12, Xpress:]

Jewish paranoia hasn’t changed much since the ’40s. We still have to hire an off-duty police officer to protect us when we have Sabbath or Jewish holiday services. Before the service even starts, we are given safety instructions on where to exit the building should an emergency occur.

It shouldn’t have to be that way, but antisemitism is constantly rearing its ugly head, even in liberal Asheville.

— Name withheld


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One thought on “Letter: Antisemitism persists, even in Asheville

  1. Randy Manshack

    Whether a city is liberal or not has nothing to do with its anti-Semitism. In fact, new liberal factions have begun to intellectualize anti-Semitism through such groups as BDS or other anti-Israel groups such as the Presbyterian Church, USA, United Church of Christ, or the World Council of Churches. For example, JH Nelson, Stated Clerk of PCUSA, openly referred to Israeli Jews as “slavers.”

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