Christopher Jon Bjerknes
In the interview I discussed the Old Testament story of Esau and Jacob (Genesis chapters 25-27). There have been Jews from antiquity onwards who have created and promoted "anti-Semitism", because many Jews believe hatred inhibits Jewish assimilation. Jews also boast that they stole the wealth of the Egyptians by taking advantage of Egyptian generosity and kindness and asking to borrow their Egyptian neighbors' gold and silver, then stealing the Egyptians' gold and silver as the Jews departed Egypt. Consider the following quotes:
"The metaphysical law that 'Esav hates Yaakov' guards us against the possibility of assimilation and spiritual self-destruction."--Rabbi Zev Leff, "Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) Light Unto the Nations", Outlooks and Insights, http://www.aish.com/torahportion/outlooksandinsights/Light_Unto_the_Nations.asp
"'The Israelites [also] did as Moses had said. They requested silver and gold articles and clothing from the Egyptians. God made the Egyptians respect the people, and they granted their request. [The Israelites] thus drained Egypt of its wealth.' (Exodus 12:35-36)"--Old Testament quotation as appears in Rabbi Zev Leff, "Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) Light Unto the Nations", Outlooks and Insights, http://www.aish.com/torahportion/outlooksandinsights/Light_Unto_the_Nations.asp
Rest in peace, George. It is an honor and a privilege to know you!Thank you for all you taught me and for all that you did for me. I miss you, friend!