I read there are approximately 7 million jews in America ... roughly the same as the population of Israel. I don't know how accurate that is.
However whatever the percentages and numbers the positive impact Judaism has had on our nation has been vastly disproportionate to population.
We all have been touched by those americans among us who are jews .... as we have also been touched by those of Christian faith and all religions. Yet it is those religious individuals who practice what they preach and remain silent, who are the truly religious.
That contrast today is vivid when you consider those who practice their religion rather than preach their religion.
The vast majority of humans worldwide are religious ... because religion is all about beliefs and not exclusively about Gods.
And we humans all want and need to believe in something.
Without beliefs we cease to think as without thoughts we cease to be human.
Anti-semitism extends to all religions as being anti-religious. Atheists and agnostics are not irreligious. The absence of belief in a God or Gods is not irreligious.
I have found by close association that the jewish faith is very much family centric. Buddhism is pure. And other religions I read of are truthful in concept.
Jewish tradition is strong and consistent. A sense of family gracefully embraces non-believers like myself ...
I am roman catholic yet my most religious experiences have been the result of my association with my jewish friends and their families during those special religiously motivated and traditional gatherings.
Intelligence and education and family are valued highly by jews ..... something many individuals who preach could stand to learn and benefit from ....
The anti-Semitism I have witnessed during my lifetime has not been overt .... but has been more like envy and resentment against those who are doing well or better .... anti-religious sentiment is much like anti-Semitism. Anti-Catholicism and anti-Protestantism exist as well as anti-Muslim sentiments.
Many foreign nationalities with different religious beliefs are the target of envy .... because immigrants value opportunity much more than we Americans ... especially some younger Americans who have lived protected lives encouraged by the indulgence of well heeled parents.
How many children do not properly value the sacrifices of their parents? and how many parents with money do not properly value their children's need for more than the material?
Self-indulgence within wealthy families is common; and often to the exclusion of the children. Camps and private schools and expensive cars and colleges provide a reprieve for parents who wish to indulge themselves in their careers or on a golf course, country club or tennis court.
The problem is that money cannot buy intelligence or hard work and perseverance. Yet for some money is a religion.
Those in America with less who appreciate opportunity have been getting less and less opportunity! But the disadvantaged will take greater advantage and work all the harder to succeed in life.They believe in themselves yet do not worship themselves.
Still, the deck is severely stacked in favor of the 1% due to wealth.
This is by design.
Anti-religious sentiments are often a form of misdirected envy. The 1% in America is dominated by WASP's and Catholics and not those of non-christian faiths.
Those with money of any faith can be good or bad. But those in America who strive to be in the 1% appear to be the most judgemental.
When you take from those in need only what you want yet don't need - you have no religious beliefs.
Children of the world christian and muslim are the primary victims of needless want. The victims of the self worship and self indulgence of adults.
The children are helpless.
White collar criminals are child murderers and should be given the death penalty.