softdomme:

peppermint-dyke:

girlactionfigure:

“A very old man came in to my Starbucks. Halfway through struggling to understand his order through his thick accent, he noticed my necklace. He stopped and said “Your star is beautiful.”, and I thanked him. There was a long pause before he spoke again. When he did, he said “It is beautiful, but I am having a hard time looking at it. The last time I wore one, it was mandatory.”
We then spoke to each other in Hebrew for a bit. But soon enough he stopped again, and looked back to my star. With one hand he held mine, and used his other hand to shakily touch the sapphires on my necklace. His lip shook, and tears rolled down his cheeks. In a shaky, heavily German-accented whisper, he said “I am so happy you are here. Your generation is here. We won.” and kissed my hand.✡”

From Humans of Judaism

@recoverandheal ❤️

Oh My god My heart gave out. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful and sweet all at once. It just makes Me so happy thinking about how much brighter his day must have been after seeing you.

~Miss Jessica

returnofthejudai:

This is the first trailer for Denial, which stars Rachel Weisz as Jewish Historian Deborah Lipstadt who was sued for libel for calling Holocaust denier David Irving a liar in her book. Given the growth of antisemitism and Holocaust denial in recent years, this movie is desperately necessary. 

As a side note, I’m glad that Weisz is playing the part of Lipstadt given that she, like Lipstadt, is Jewish.

mamzellecombeferre:

downuntothealtar:

tooquirkytolose:

ok but did every kid have a certain historical time period that they were REALLY into?? like I was super into the california gold rush when I was 9 for no reason

you can tell who is boring by looking through the reblogs on this and seeing who says WWII 

Or maybe we can accept that everyone has different interests, and no one’s interests are more or less interesting or boring just because they’re more or less popular or mainstream.

And some of us have intensely personal reasons for being interested in WWII.  Just saying.

are jewish people a minority? I mean it’s not the 1940’s anymore does anybody actually hate jews?

animatedamerican:

atheologist:

jakeyllenhaal:

one of the many incidents in europe (france, greece) where jewish cemeteries/memorials where vandalized

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along with people of other religions (including islam, sikh, hindu, others.) jewish people dont get privileges that christian people have, meaning we, dont get guaranteed time off work/school for holidays, dont have freedom to worship without fear of judgement, wont have our faith accepted at your workplace/school, cant have a job without it being associated with your faith (“they’re a [lawyer/accountant/banker/jeweler]? well obviously, they’re jewish”), have expectations of what your career should be (“they’re jewish and they’re only working as [minimum wage job]? they should aim higher”), being referred to as “jewish” friend, the list goes on.

some extra facts just to further educate yourself on jewish people/the jewish religion:

i could go on, but im sure you get it by now. feel free to add to this post.

But can we also talk about how “being a minority” isn’t defined by how much people hate a specific group? We make up 0.2% of the world’s population and outside of Israel, the United States has the largest number (and percentage) of Jewish people and we’re STILL under 2% of the population. Antisemitism is definitely still a huge problem pretty much worldwide, but even if it wasn’t, Jews are a minority because we’re a minority. Period.

“it’s not the 1940s anymore”

And in the 1940s it wasn’t the 1890s anymore, and in the 1890s it wasn’t the 1810s anymore, and in the 1810s it wasn’t the 1790s anymore, or the 1740s or the 1650s or the 1490s or the 1280s or the 500s or the frakking 3rd century BCE.

Antisemitism did not end with the Nazis, and it sure as hell didn’t begin with them either.

chordati:

jewish person on tumbler dot com: “hey it freaks me out that so many people make excuses for nazi charcters and turn nazi imagery and fascism into a silly joke ex: hail hydra, the first order, etc, can tumblr fandom please stop for a second and think about what they’re doing and why it might be harmful”

5000 non-jewish, non-rromani tumbler dot com users screaming and falling over each other: “clearly you dont understand the nazi trope in popular culture.  let me, someone who has no personal ties to the holocaust explain to you, a jewish person, why you’re overreacting and taking away my fun,”