(Times Of Israel) The leading dictionary of standard German has changed its definition of Jew — or “Jude” in German — after a recent update caused an uproar in the country’s Jewish community — a move reflecting the sensitivities that persist eight decades after World War II, which they have apparently renamed “The Holocaust”:
The Duden dictionary had recently added an explanation to its online edition saying that “occasionally, the term Jew is perceived as discriminatory because of the memory of the National Socialist use of language. In these cases, formulations such as Jewish people, Jewish fellow citizens or people of the Jewish faith are usually chosen.”
This explanation led to an outcry from leading Jewish groups and individuals who stressed that identifying themselves or being called Jews is not discriminatory, in contrast to what Duden’s definition implied. The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Joseph Schuster, said last week that for him the word “Jew” is neither a swear word nor discriminatory.
“Even if ‘Jew’ is used pejoratively in schoolyards or only hesitantly by some people, and the Duden editors are certainly well-meaning in pointing out this context, everything should be done to avoid solidifying the term as discriminatory,” Schuster said.
The executive director of the Central Council of Jews, Daniel Botmann, wrote on Twitter “Is it okay to say Jew? Yes! Please don’t say ‘Jewish fellow citizens’ or ‘people of the Jewish faith’. Just JEWS. Thank you!”
The publisher of Duden reacted to the criticism and updated its definition again Monday to reflect the Jewish community’s input. “Because of their antisemitic use in history and in the present, especially during the Nazi era, the words Jew/Jewess have been debated … for decades,” the entry on the dictionary’s website now says. “At the same time, the words are widely used as a matter of course and are not perceived as problematic. The Central Council of Jews in Germany, which has the term itself in its name, is in favor of its use…”
In other words, Jews want to reserve the right to call themselves “Jews,” but good luck to any of the goyim who refer to Jews as “Jews” — hell hath no fury as a Jew called a Jew without their expressed written consent — and even then your intent will be intentionally misunderstood so as to do the most personal damage to you.
When a Jewish U.S. Congressman was allegedly called “Jew” recently, he had a meltdown, claiming to be injured and hurt by this “slur” — even though it turned out the person calling him “Jew” was another Jew who claimed he knew it was another Jew calling him a “Jew.” The web we weave.
Jews want to reserve the “right” to use the word “Jew” because it’s one of their greatest weapons to use against the “gentiles” — clearly, if a non-Jew uses it in the wrong context or wrong “tone”, the Jews want to reserve the right to have that person thrown in jail.
All non-Jews are anti-Semites until proven otherwise — and you can never truly prove you’re not an anti-Semite because “Jew hate” is in our DNA.
Jews want to keep the meaning of “Jew” and “anti-Semite” as nebulous as possible so they can wield it whenever they need to fend off any perceived attack.
As Joseph Goebbels once observed,
“The Jew is immunized against all dangers: one may call him a scoundrel, parasite, swindler, profiteer, it all runs off him like water off a raincoat. But call him a Jew and you will be astonished at how he recoils, how injured he is, how he suddenly shrinks back: “I’ve been found out.”