Parshas BaHalosecha -
Why We Hate the Jews
Rashi is bothered by the comparison. Why does
Moshe’s call the enemies of the Jews, “enemies of HASHEM?” Maybe
they are just enemies of the Jewish people? Rashi answers, “Anyone
who hates Yisroel hates HASHEM.” It seems clear that Rashi assumes
that the root cause of anti-Semitism is hatred of G-d.
This concept of attributing hatred of Jews
to hatred of HASHEM seems difficult to understand. After all, if
we study history, we see many reasons that Jews were hated – and they
had nothing to do with hating HASHEM.
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