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  • Writer's pictureReuben Berger


Updated: Jun 18

The following is from an article in by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller:

The movie star and former governor speaks out against anti semitism. You should too.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s video speaking out against Jew-hatred is going viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views every day.

The video features the former California governor, bodybuilder and movie star speaking directly to “people who’ve stumbled into the wrong path.” Schwarzenegger describes meeting with Holocaust survivors and visiting Auschwitz, and how these searing experiences reminded him how crucial it is to counter antisemitism and all forms of racism and prejudice.

Standing up to Jew-hatred is even more personal for Mr. Schwarzenegger, as his own father was a member of the Nazi party. “I’ve talked a lot about my father and the broken men I grew up surrounded by in Vienna after the Second World War,” Mr. Schwarzenegger explains in the video, noting that hatred ultimately leads to misery.

Instead of finding scapegoats to explain away our problems, Schwarzenegger urges us to take responsibility for our own success. Lifting weights and building muscles is incredibly difficult, he describes, but that sort of dedication and commitment to growth and success is what we all need to build strength and resilience, not blaming others for our challenges and obstacles in our way.

From Amazon: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD • The prescient founder of The Free Press delivers an urgent wake-up call to all Americans exposing the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in this country—and explains what we can do to defeat it.

On October 27, 2018, eleven Jews were gunned down as they prayed at their synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.

For most Americans, the massacre at Tree of Life, the synagogue where Bari Weiss became a bat mitzvah, came as a shock. But anti-Semitism is the oldest hatred, commonplace across the Middle East and on the rise for years in Europe. So that terrible morning in Pittsburgh, as well as the continued surge of hate crimes against Jews in cities and towns across the country, raise a question Americans cannot avoid: Could it happen here?

This book is Weiss’s answer.

It is available on Amazon and can listen on Audible.

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