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Close Encounters 0

In The Seattle Times, Elisabeth Becker Topkara recalls her grandmother’s warning her that antisemitism would not go away during her granddaughter’s lifetime. She offers proof that her grandmother was correct.

Before this Hanukkah, my grandmother’s dire prediction came true again, this time shaking our own family. On an otherwise ordinary day, my 11-year-old nephew Riley rode the bus home from school in his Wisconsin town. An older boy approached him. “What’s the difference between a Boy Scout and a Jew?” the child asked Riley. He answered his own riddle: “A Boy Scout comes back from the camps.”

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