Avoda Ivrit and other Slurs

“Janglo.net is but one of many Israeli-based online communities that has no qualms about using such terms as “Jewish workers only”, “Israeli labor”, “Avoda Ivrit” and other more subtle variations on a common theme: “We don’t employ non-Jews…

…let’s pretend that a nice, sincere, earnest Jewish person living in the United States logged into Monster.com, Craigslist, or any other U.S.-based website that has sections devoted to jobs, housing and services and came across an advertisement that touted: “Christian work only.”

How quickly do you think the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) would spring into action?  Would such a posting not be open to charges of blatant anti-Semitism? Legal action would probably not even be required as the public outcry would probably lead to a swift resolution – consisting of a deletion of the odious text…”

To read the entire essay as it appears in the Times of Israel, click below:

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/avoda-ivrit-and-other-slurs/

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