Friends. Here is my question: Should a person respond to anti-Semitic statements in the blogs hosted by newspapers?
Background: I go into the journal news website (lohud) and I see vile abti-Semitic posts. I used to respond and the responses to my posts would get even more outrageous – so I stopped. The anti-Semitic posts have not stopped and in fact get worse with each story. In one story bloggers were commenting to each other how much they like to “bash Hassids” with each other.
I started taking a different approach and now I click on the report abuse button and the hate speech caption and explain why the comment should be deleted. Some comments get removed and others do not.
Ok, friends – your thoughts – what is the best approach to take?
You should definitely report abuse. espacially nowadays!
Mishlei talk about answering a fool. If you see that your answers causes even more problems, then you need to stop. But it may be worth to have at least 1-2 posts, provided you give reasonable factual information once, and then point how the other side fails to respond. This might help the readers, if not the posters. But don’t get into a fight with a pig.