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Thread #81174   Message #3833780
Posted By: robomatic
20-Jan-17 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: 'You, You Sons of Moses' Anti-Semitic
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'You, You Sons of Moses' Anti-Semitic
I recently ran into a Jewish magazine published in the American Midwest in the 1940s (pre-Israel). When they referred to "Palestinians" they invariably meant Jews.
Sounds like the issue of anti-Semitism could be complex. There are pro-Jewish lyrics and there are mocking lyrics which could yet be Jewish as many Jewish songs and stories are self mocking and/or self critical (After all, the Torah is full of refernces to the "stiff-necked" people): reference "The Conversion of the Jews" by Philip Roth. And then there are the genuine anti-semites, who are always with us and will occasionally use real Jewish jokes among themselves either because they don't understand them or because they do.