Calgary Sun | Feb. 03, 2003 | Orest Slepokura

New look, same line

The Editor:

Re: "New look, same line," Ezra Levant, The Calgary Sun, February 3, 2003.

Whether sourced to Rabbi Dovid Weiss or Ezra Levant, Jewish anti-Semitism is not new. Not in Israel, certainly, where it has been rampant: Lubavitch versus Satmar, Labour versus Shas, Sephardim versus Ashkenazim, Orthodox versus Reform, and so on. But a few years ago, one reporter observed: "The ensuing struggle [among Jewish factions] is nasty and getting nastier. Cars have been stoned. Religious centers have been fire-bombed. Excrement has been thrown. People on both sides have been assaulted on the street. A Prime Minister has been murdered. Says Menachem Friedman, a sociologist at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan: 'We are really near the edge [of] where people can tolerate each other.'" [1, 2] Levant's column is but one tile in a veritable mosaic of Jewish animus toward other Jews.

Sincerely yours,

Orest Slepokura Strathmore AB


1. Lisa Beyer, "The Religious Wars," Time (Canadian Edition) magazine, May 11, 1998, p. 30-31.

2. "Jewish antisemitism," The Jerusalem Post editorial, June 27, 2000.


c. Ezra Levant