Envy and Jew Hatred/Itbach el Yahud

Imagine trying so hard to get rid of the Jew/Israel’s offensive presence, and failing, over and over and over again. As a People, Jews offend by surviving and by thriving. It drives anti-Semites and Israel-Haters insane. It evokes Envy, a very uncomfortable and dangerous form of mental illness. Anti-Semites wonder how we Jews are still around as a people. Given what a tiny minority Jews are (0.2% of the world population), and despite all attempts to get rid of us, we not only survive, we excel in many arenas in disproportionate numbers. Israel, (the size of the state of New Jersey), continues to survive despite all odds. It thrives despite ongoing attacks in three full-scale wars, terrorism,

Rachel Wahba is a writer, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Olivia Travel/Companies. An Iraqi -Egyptian Jew, born in India, she grew up in Japan. 

The many dimensions of 

displacement and exile are a constant theme in her work as a writer, therapist, and in her activism as a Mizrahi Jew who grew up stateless. 

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