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Romney’s Compliment to the Jewish People Closer to a Slur

posted on July 31, 2012

At Religion Dispatches, Shalom Goldman explains why Mitt Romney’s remarks on Monday to a small gathering of Israeli donors wasn’t that different from the age-old stereotype, “Jews are good with money.” Romney praised “the Jewish history of thriving in difficult circumstances and the hand of providence.” Goldman writes, “While the wealthy businessmen and investors at the breakfast might have taken that as a compliment (though some in attendance might very well have flinched), students of Jewish history, and of Christian-Jewish relations, can’t help but being horrified by the tone-deafness of such language.”

Read at Religion Dispatches