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Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 2 months ago

Why are Jewish and Arab-Americans so different in many ways?

Many Jewish-Americans = generally atheist and agnostic, some are deeply disconnected and / or somewhat ashamed of their identity, largely unable to speak Hebrew,

Many Arab-Americans = strong sense of religious faith and pride, firm sense of identity and pride along with family values, most able to speak and read Arabic

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  • 1 month ago

    There's a healthy crowd of antisemis in NYC. Open your eyes ameegostein!

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  • 7mood
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    1 month ago

    Have you been to new york? Ultra-Orthodox Jews there still live in the 18th century and they all speak yiddish (Jewish dialect of German). 

    Moreover jews went to the US way before the Arabs and most of 3rd/4th generation arab americans don't speak arabic. it's probably (not probably, for sure) just your own experience only.  

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  • 1 month ago

    Islam was an offshoot of Judaism ..... and .... I am sure King David didn't have Blond hairs and blue eyes ......... unless there were Russian immigrants 5,000 yrs ago in Israel?

  • 2 months ago

    Maybe because Jews are in America longer than Muslims, they assimilated to the local culture faster than Muslims, Thus Muslims will start losing their belief like Jews (with all respect for both religions).

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  • Spiral
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    2 months ago

    America liberal community has a doubled standard.

    They expect Jews to integrate and be American, and they publicly promote musls to stick to their traditions.

    Take NYC govt deblasios tweets towards and Jews and Muslims during the Corona virus.

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  • BMCR
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    2 months ago

    How do you know that is necessarily the case?

    https://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/jewish-america...

    Quote (from very first paragraph):

    American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, according to a major new survey by the Pew Research Center. But the survey also suggests that Jewish identity is changing in America, where one-in-five Jews (22%) now describe themselves as having no religion.

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  • Mintee
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    2 months ago

    if they are atheist then they are not jewish.. jewish is a faith believing in the God of Abraham and Moses as their prophet, so if you dont believe and are an atheist, then you no longer are a jew..

    • TNO
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      1 month agoReport

      Jewish is in practice a complicated and multi-faceted term. It can absolutely describe someone's faith and be applied that way 100%... but it can also describe ethnic and cultural components as well. Many religious Jews respect those definitions too. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Jews and Arabs aren't the same. They don't even follow the same religion

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  • 2 months ago

    Why are American Christians so different from the Jews and Arabs?  The Jew has had a partial blindness happen to them until the last Gentile comes to know the Lord Jesus Christ, but when Christ returns all Jews will be saved.  This is Bible Scripture.

    What are Islam's values towards women?  What do women receive in Heaven?  The Islamic faith is a forced religion in their countries.  The Bible says that God told Ishmael that he would be a wild donkey of a man where his hand would be against his brother continually.  Why do Sunnis and Shiites constantly fight?  Their division has caused great stress and destruction in the Middle East.  Why don't Arab-Americans learn of the Holy Bible because in America they are not forbidden to read different books.  When God says "Do not kill" then how do you "honor kill" anyone? You mentioned "pride" of which Satan had plenty and God calls pride a sin.  If their identity is so great, why are they in America?  We don't speak Arabic; we speak English.  English speaking people will not allow you to change our nation to Arabic speaking or Arabic ways.  Your pride may get you killed in America.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You are projecting your own biases onto 2 very diverse groups.

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