Searches That Worry Me

Image: Person questioning – hatena, by ijmaki.

From time to time, I use this blog to talk a little about some of the unfriendly things people say about Jews. I do it to educate, so that someone searching for information will learn something about “Talmud” or the Blood Libel that isn’t from a hate group. When I do a search for certain topics, it’s frightening how much sewage that comes up. I’m trying to fight that with better information.

The titles I put on those topics are perhaps a little alarming to some readers (e.g. Is the Talmud Full of Lies?) but I word them that way for a reason: I want the person asking the question to find my answer at least as soon as they find an antisemitic take on the subject.

The frequency with which searchers seek those topics on my blog saddens and worries me. One of the most popular queries on Google that brings people here has to do with Jews and money, usually phrased as “Why are Jews rich?” They find Why do Some People Think All Jews are Rich? and I hope it is helpful to them. I periodically refine that post when I have better information, because I want it to be as forthright as possible.

But I have to admit, it chills me that that post gets so many hits. It got 961 hits in January, and at this writing, 11 hours into the day, it already has 20 hits today. That’s almost two hits per hour!

Gentle readers, if you have an idea for similar topics that might be helpful to someone who’s trying to sort out what to believe about Jews, I welcome your suggestions.