Jewish lives matter

While researching for my last post, I got curious about whether anyone was also proclaiming that endangered Jewish lives matter. Sure enough.

Jeffrey Salkin of Martini Judaism (“for those who want to be shaken and stirred”), reminds us, speaking of the Iran nuclear deal, that Jewish lives matter, too.

There’s even a Jewish Lives Matter Facebook page. Where I found this:


Todd Gitlin writes, reflecting on the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher murders, that Jewish lives matter — to terrorists, but not so much to the political left who we foolishly expect to defend them.

Evan Traylor of the Jewish Multiracial Network likes Black Lives Matter and says so do those of black Jews.

And another article points out that many black lives are also Jewish lives — but that some Black Lives Matter activists have hijacked the BLM movement by also making it anti-Israel.

Finally, black Zionist Chloe Simone Valdary asserts (in the most nuanced piece I’m linking) that Jewish lives matter, and so do those of Palestinians, including Christians, women, and homosexuals who suffer at the hands of (or with the assent of) Palestinian political leadership.

Judge the value of such articles for yourself (as you will, anyway). Including them here doesn’t mean I endorse or agree with them all. I just thought it was interesting that “Jewish lives matter” was a meme in its own right, and fascinating what a variety of thought has gone into this.


5 thoughts on “Jewish lives matter”

  1. It is great but I don’t have the nerve to put it on a t-shirt. My wife barely tolerates Molon Labe and that’s because only fellow 2A people and Greeks know what it means. I wore it to a Greek restaurant and got a nod from the guy throwing pizzas.

    Every day I lament how stupid liberal Jews are and wonder how any of their relatives survived long enough to have descendants. They have made firearms rules in MA so complex that no one knows answers to some questions. I’m sure a lot safer with a 20 y.o. legal Glock than an illegal gen 4 one, right?

    1. My wife gave me some grief because I wore my “Celebrate Diversity” t-shirt to an event with a lot of liberals and “rabbit people” (the shirt shows many different kinds of guns). She thought it would bother them. My response? “Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.” 🙂

      1. That is really funny, never saw that shirt.. hard core for that crowd LOL.

        Maybe YOU could wear the juden one posted above on a t!

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