Hatred of Jews and Judaism is the world’s oldest social pathology, and Andrew Goldberg’s PBS-TV documentary Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations (airing in the U.S. on May 26,) presents important new insights into this omnipresent odium.
Today, Jews around the world are frightened and shell-shocked at the seemingly sudden reemergence of antisemitism. It is a hatred that is age-old. We see a rise of antisemitism on the right and on the left, and it leaves us bewildered.
The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If any men or women explicitly utter a nazirite’s vow, to set themselves apart for the Eternal,they shall abstain from wine and any other intoxicant." - Numbers 6:1-2