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Where are Jewish leaders?

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10.06.2021

This past month, as the Hamas terrorist criminal organization launched a war against Israeli citizens, another war broke out online. Flames of antisemitism long ignored by social media companies and the world at large exploded in an inferno of hate, threats of violence, demonization, and targeted harassment.

From vapid models to hateful Congress members, the list seemed endless with even smut workers joining in the hate.

Week-long rooms on Clubhouse, a new social media app, spread Nazi propaganda and demonized Jews, and at the same time, TikTok and Instagram were filled with posts targeting Jews and Judaism.

While many directed their loathing at the Jewish world at large, a great deal of vile attacks were also levied on young individual Jews on Twitter, much of it completely unhinged.

Some tweets were so beyond the pale that they inspired a host of parodies and ridicule as Jewish Twitter sought to cope with the rising tensions and dangerous rhetoric.

One of those tweets couldn’t make me laugh, however. It read, in all Caps: “WHERE THE EXPLETIVE ARE JEWISH LEADERS? WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO SAY FOR YOURSELVES?”

While many laughed at this tweet, it struck a chord with me. While the intention was hateful and destructive, this antisemite had stumbled on a great question.

Where are the self-described Jewish leaders? Where are the ADL, the AJC, and the........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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