ערב שבת קודש פר׳ אמור תשע״ה
The following graphic was going around Facebook.
|From Coalition Against Anti-Semitism in Europe - CAASE Facebook Page|
What exactly is CAASE? According to its own website...
The Coalition Against Anti-Semitism in Europe is the American movement that defends the right of European Jewry to live proudly and free from fear. The recent targeted attacks against European Jews are not aberrations, but rather manifestations of the deteriorating conditions. Founded at Brandeis University, CAASE seeks to rouse Europe’s conscience. Our grassroots campaign demands accountability on behalf of European institutions.
We call on regional, national, and European Union institutions to:
- Acknowledge the adverse circumstances of the European Jewish community;
- Ensure the security well-being of European Jewish communities and prevent further desecration of Jewish sites;
- Establish a ‘working definition’ of anti-Semitism;
- Increase the scope and scale of Holocaust awareness in educational institutions;
- Hold accountable those who perpetuate or incite anti-Semitism.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
I agree with most of the above. What I do not agree with is the conspicuously absent reference to aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel) as a solution.
CAASE was founded at left-wing, Brandeis University, so no surprises here.
Holding authorities accountable is a fruitless endeavor, a complete waste of time and resources. The increasing violence against Jews is only a reflection of the increasingly revealed Jew-hatred inherently rampant across Europe.
The only solution is to wake up, and see the writing on the wall. Europe is not the home of the Jewish People, and for that matter, neither is America.
Leaving Europe for Israel is neither quitting nor giving up. Leaving Europe for Israel means relocating to the only place on earth entitled to the investment of our blood, sweat, and tears, in Eretz Yisra'el, the Land of Israel.
Now that the gates to our homeland have been opened, there is really no excuse.
The only reason this is so difficult for Jews to get their heads around is due to 2,000 years of living in galuth (exile), contributing to Jews seeing themselves as Europeans or Americans, instead of Jews temporarily residing away from home.
Instead of the Coalition Against Anti-Semitism in Europe, CAASE sounds more like the Coalition Against Aliyah of Semitic Europeans, if you ask me.
And, how did I find the above graphic in the first place?
It was shared by the World Zionist Organization - Israel, an organization which should be encouraging aliyah.