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Brian Krassenstein @krassenstein
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Being Jewish on Social Media (Thread)

In light of the recent synagogue attack and the anti-semitic remarks made by @GetonGab towards @edkrassen and me, I’ve decided to give non-jewish social media users a look at what it’s like to be a Jew on social media.
I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m a big boy and can handle the childish insults, but I do want the sheet on anti-semitism to be pulled back and for it to be exposed.
Typical anti-semitic comments are usually veiled in disguise, appearing to be ordinary replies, but are actually dog whistles to other anti-semites and the Jew being attacked. Here are a few examples:
1) 3-Parenthesis around a name - ie. (((Krassenstein)))
This is a way that anti-semites mark a user on social media to blatantly point out that they are Jewish
2) Pointing out parts of Jewish last names “Stein” “Gold” “Berg”
This is basically the way of saying. “They are Jewish” without saying “They are Jewish”.
3) Images and memes showing a long nose and rabbinical images
4) Offensive words & phrases which are only apparent and offensive to Jews: “Kike” “Goyim” “Gas them” etc.

I have had dozens of people post images of me in a gas chamber, call me a “kike,” and ask what the “final solution” is to stop me from Tweeting.
These are mild examples. Over the course of the last year I have had anti-semitic social media users threaten to shoot me with a sniper rifle while leaving my home, “dismember” me and of course “gas me”. The Jewish community is constantly under attack in America.
Unlike some racism in this nation, anti-semitism seems to hide in the shadows, waiting to pounce when the time is right. Many Americans don’t realize how many Jewish hate groups and organized social media groups there are who have a profound and unfounded hate for Jews.
We have to make sure that the shadows these people are hiding in like @GetonGab and 4chan are lit up with a spotlight. This is not the America my great-great grandfather Isaac Krassenstein, who was a Rabbi, fled the Russian Empire to in the 1880’s...
nor is it the America I want my kids growing up in. I ask you all to please share this information and help us uncovered this filth. Thank you!
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