The persecution of jews reached its most destructive form in the policies of nazi germany, which made the destruction of the jews a priority, culminating in the killing of approximately 6,000,000 jews during the holocaust from 1941 to 1945. Jews' role, on the one hand, in the socialist and communist movements that led revolutions in both germany and russia, and their prominence in international finance, on the other, led to dark theories about jews' lack of national loyalty, their treachery, and their degeneracy. Jewish support is easy to explain, but why should certain christians, most of them politically quite conservative, be so devoted to israel there is a second puzzle: despite their support for a jewish state, evangelical and fundamentalist christians are disliked by many jews.
Anti-semitism is the intense dislike or prejudice against jewish people who have faced persecutions , discrimination and expulsions throughout the world in different times and generations. Once at work, i was reading a jewish newspaper online, and one of my christian colleagues asked me why, as jews are the 'strange people', when i question her she shrugged and turned away yes jews are different with their traditions etc, but in my experience most of the prejudice has been targeted towards the more hasidic jews. Focusing too much on fear, however, obscures and oversimplifies the more complicated dynamic behind the choices ordinary people made with regard to the persecution, then killing of jews citing fear seems to imply that in the absence of some kind of coercion, many would have acted more honorably or decently.
The reason the jewish faith is targeted is because jews know what its like to be slaves and under the thumb of all sorts of rulers they learned long ago that saving food and money was an important aspect of their survival. Why and how the nazis persecuted jews the persecution of the jews in nazi germany is concerned with the holocaust, a word that today has a certain aura about it. The main reason for the persecution was economic, combined with historical prejudice (that was and still is deeply rooted throughout europe) the german economy was in tatters, but the jews were as a group doing a lot better than the population at large.
It could be unfair to find reasons for persecution of the christians in acts of the apostles, in the absence of any corroborating evidence for different reasons, paul and acts both fail to provide convincing reasons why the jews persecuted the christians, if indeed they did. The persecution of christians can be historically traced from the first century of the christian era to the present day early christians were persecuted for their faith at the hands of both a small number of jews from whose religion christianity arose and the romans who controlled many of the lands across which early christianity was spread. Theological reasons are often cited as why the jews rejected jesus, but i am beginning to think that a deeper or equivalent reason was that as christianity began to separate and grow away from judaism, some jews refused to follow jesus because it meant giving up judaism, a core aspect of what made then who they were. Their vicious anti-israel rhetoric and actions are the main reason why a growing number of jews are beginning to look at the arab citizens while minorities are being persecuted and murdered in. The reasons for the holocaust w hy did the nazis direct all their anger and all their accusations against the jews the answer to this question lies in the strong anti-semitic tradition in europe, which predated the nazis' rise to power.
In addition to christian persecution, jews were also dying from the black death it is hard to tell whether proportionally more jews died from the plague or the persecutions the christians claimed that the jews died at only half the rate. I always used to wonder what it was about jews that made people throughout history despise them if they were indeed god's chosen i thought, they had to be the unluckiest people in the history of the world why were they persecuted throughout history why had the nazis herded them into cattle cars. We have been expelled, persecuted, murdered, libeled against, gassed, hunted down and annihilated you name it and we've gone through it no nation on earth has a history as tragic as the jews do. Why the jews by dennis prager gives a historical narrative for the causes and reasons behind antisemitism in his book prague debunks many of the common assumptions that people in both jewish and non-jewish communities have regarding antisemitism, such as the scapegoat theory and jewish success in the western world (although he does conclude.
Throughout history, jews have almost always been persecuted in every culture they try to co-exist with the act is so common that we even have a term for it - anti-semitism - even though semites aren't all jewish. Why has anti-semitism been so pervasive in so many countries, in so many time periods and for so many reasons (one begins to wonder perhaps there is something wrong with the jews and judaism. The gist of this was that the reason why christians, jews, and other non-muslims are being persecuted by muslims throughout the islamic world - is because of islam and the teachings within islam that specifically authorize muslims to mistreat, enslave and slaughter anyone who is not a muslim and living within muslim lands.
John 5:16 - the jews persecuted jesus and sought to kill him for healing the impotent man on the sabbath day john 5:18 - jews sought to kill jesus because he claimed equality with god john 7:30-32 - the jewish plot to arrest jesus with intent to kill him for claiming he was from god. The reasons why individual christians were persecuted in this period were varied in some cases they were perhaps scapegoats, their faith attacked where more personal or local hostilities were at. Frequently asked questions yad vashem, jerusalem what was the holocaust the holocaust was the murder of approximately six million jews by the.