Tuesday, September 13, 2016

UK: Haredi Jews experience antisemitic abuse regularly, but rarely report it

Shulem Stern @ Times of Israel:
As part of my work with ‘Shomrim,’ I get to speak to many members of the Haredi Jewish community about their concerns and experiences; recently, another friend of mine, also a visible Haredi Jew, told me that he experiences anti-Semitic verbal abuse regularly (as do most visible Jews), but never reports these incidents; he explained that it happens so often that it has become part of normal life which he must accept, and that he may be seen in a bad way if he reports it, that he is not man enough to accept the abuse and walk on; though he did agree that he would report more serious offences, for example if he was assaulted.
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