It’s tough to be a Jew in Europe these days… well not as tough as it used to be with that whole Holocaust ordeal, but it still ain’t easy being Jewish. On Saturday, a shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum left four people dead: an Israeli couple, a museum employee, and a volunteer. The lone gunman escaped after the shooting, prompting a nationwide manhunt for the anti-Semitic attacker. Then, just a few hours later, two Jewish men were assaulted as they walked towards their synagogues in suburban Paris. A study last week showed that want to leave the country, with a significant portion fearing anti-Semitism. Turns out their fear is fairly warranted.
"The campaign was, 'You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's Jewish Rye,'" Lois remembers. "And was a Native American Indian chomping into a sandwich made with Levy's; it was a Chinese waiter chomping into a sandwich; it was a New York Irish policeman chomping into it."
To be Jewish means that you are part of the Jewish people, whether because you were born into a Jewish home and culturally identify as Jewish or because you practice the Jewish religion (or both).