The Jewish community has a problem with intra-communal bullying, both online and in real life. This bullying is frequently targeted against young, female, converted, black, Progressive and/ or left-wing Jews, and can take many forms:
- Nazi analogies
- Vexatious complaints to employers
- Unsolicited contact with family members
- Delegitimisation of Jewish status
- Antisemitism (yes, really)
If you have been the victim of any of these forms of bullying, or of any other unwanted behaviour that makes you feel humiliated or unsafe, I would urge you to speak with your congregational rabbi: they are there for you.
However, if you instead or also would prefer to speak with me – as someone who understands the technology, the politics and the feelings that Jewish communal bullying can evoke – then I am also here for you. Please feel free to get in touch in confidence.
If you are in immediate danger, call 999.