Skip to comments.Natalie Portman: Jews Should Shift Focus Away from Holocaust
Posted on 08/22/2015 4:52:40 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
American-Israeli actress implies Holocaust not any more horrific than other genocides around the world.
It's time for the Jewish community to shift focus away from the Holocaust, American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman opined Friday, stating that such focus has detracted from atrocities committed around the world.
I think a really big question the Jewish community needs to ask itself, is how much at the forefront we put Holocaust education," Portman stated in an interview with the British Independent. "Which is, of course, an important question to remember and to respect, but not over other things."
Portman revealed that her views stemmed from her learning about the Rwandan Genocide.
"I was shocked that that [genocide] was going on while I was in school," she said. "We were learning only about the Holocaust and it was never mentioned and it was happening while I was in school."
"That is exactly the type of problem with the way its taught," she continued. "I think it needs to be taught, and I cant speak for everyone because this was my personal education."
We need to be reminded that hatred exists at all times and reminds us to be empathetic to other people that have experienced hatred also," Portman urged. "Not used as a paranoid way of thinking that we are victims."
"Sometimes it can be subverted to fear-mongering and like Another Holocaust is going to happen," she added.
Portman was born in Jerusalem; her family emigrated to the US when she was three years-old, where she would later attend American Jewish schools.
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Cute, but dumb as a box of rocks.
As my late father would say, “She doesn’t know, good Sh!t from Apple Butter”.
Yeah... I can’t wait for her to run for President.
So there’s a guy right now killing tens of millions of people? Where is this at?
We gone from “Never again” all the way to “Get over it”.
Natalie Herschlag. Not her actual last name. Like anyone thinks shes important enugh to go after shehas to use a different last name.
The only puzzling part to me is how people totally obsessed with the Holocaust in Germany seem to beckon the new one about to break.
It’s like focus on the one somehow blinds to the next.
“Nascar Dads and Grizzly Moms are latter-day Gestapo, so WATCH OUT..!”
Yet they ignore people promising to push them into the sea.
I can’t square that circle.
Never take the advice of an elite living in a bubble especially if she claims that she can speak 5 languages but can only knows phrases restricted to vacation / travel.
Da biatch is lucky that she wasn’t around during WWII. She’d be singing a different tune. She needs to shift her @$$ towards a real , non-celebrity job.
She’s correct. Jewish children have gotten more education on the Holocaust than on the Old Testament in the post-war era. Letting Hitler define the Jewish identity is a mistake.
Believe it or not, even Jews are sick of hearing about the Holocaust. Nobody is saying it should be forgotten, but the disproportionate emphasis on it has crowded out more important things, like the actual doctrine and practice of Judaism.
Putz! A meshuga.
That's just it. It isn't. It's not used as a crutch for antisocial behavior.
Unlike slavery is used by blacks.
(Drops mic and walks away.)
Movie stars. Is there anything they don’t know?
Yeah, get the focus back on a woman's access to partial birth abortion, transgender idealogy, gun confiscation, imposition of shariah law...
Portman revealed that her views stemmed from her learning about the Rwandan Genocide.But I'll make a wild guess that her learning about that didn't have any impact on her support for Bill Clinton.
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