Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Question to Jews Out There

Since I'm a new Jew, I have rarely encountered anti-Semitism. Up until this weekend, I only had to deal with a dumb joke from an uncle and an ignorant comment from a cousin. This weekend I had an aunt tell me to my face that Jews were cheap and dishonest. I didn't say anything simply because I was stunned. Since it was my aunt, I knew she wasn't trying to be hurtful/offensive - she has terminal foot in mouth.

But when do you decide to be outraged? In past experiences, I have spoken up. I actually used it as a teaching opportunity for my cousin. The more time passes, the more my aunt's comment annoys me. So how would you have reacted in my situation?

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