We find ourselves in a new kind of Egypt - who will lead us to safety?

Prof. Phyllis Chesler

Arutz Sheva 7

Mon Apr 15 2019

...Early in the 21st century, I was invited to a beautiful Shabbos table. When I said that “anti-Semitism was back, and bigger than ever before,” my hostesses’s husband pompously “pooh-pooed” me, insisted that I was totally wrong, that we had nothing to worry about because nothing bad could ever happen to Jews in America, that Jew hatred was once a danger, but it absolutely was no longer so. He did not seem to consider that the very high Israeli Jewish body count unleashed by the Intifada of 2000 might also be “anti-Semitic.” I had fallen out of favor and received no further Shabbos invitations.


In 2004, when I spoke at Columbia University and said something similar, a seasoned Jewish professional mocked me as the “Jewish Cassandra.” ...

We find ourselves in a new kind of Egypt - who will lead us to safety?

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