No apologies forthcoming

Short but to the point.

Fred Menachem

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Fred Menachem

I'm not sure why, but as of late it feels as if the world expects my people to apologize for being Jews and Zionists, as if it has some sort of negative connotation. I'm fortunate to have grown up in Miami, a place where we love America, yet, we never forget who we are or where we came from, that's never a conflict.

I'm proud of my heritage and despite the anti-Semitism that has now permeated the globe, we will not be timid or walk on egg shells. The Jews are a valiant people whom make up less than 0.2% of the world's population, our history is riddled with systematic persecution, yet we have persevered. The Jewish people have been to the gates of hell, yet, we have survived and thrived. 

History always attempts to repeat itself, we will not allow it,
History always attempts to repeat itself, we will not allow it, the evil forces in the world, once again are attempting to destroy the Jewish people. They can come after us, they can try to frighten and terrorize us, but this time, we shall not fear, we will not be timid, we will not run away. If the ardent anti-Semites put a hand on our people, like King David of old, we will rise like the Phoenix.

I am a proud Jew.  I am a proud Zionist. I will not, I shall not ever apologize for either. #NeverAgain.