When a passenger in an Uber taxi in Melbourne found out that his driver was Jewish, he insisted on leaving the car immediately, saying: “I’m not going to ride with a Jew,” The Jerusalem Post reported.
“About 45 seconds into the trip, the man asked me if my name was Naftoli and if I was Jewish,” said the 60-year-old Uber driver, who was wearing a yarmulke on his Uber app photo. “When I answered that I was, he then said that he didn’t want a Jew driving him and asked to get out.”
“I pulled over to the curb, and as he was getting out, he started calling me names such as Jewish scumbag,” he continued. “I was quite shaken by this and was concerned that he would assault me.”
The driver reported the incident to Uber.
“This horrifying escalation in anti-Semitism must stop,” said the chairman of Australia’s Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), Dr. Dvir Abramovich.
“Harassment, verbal assaults and stomach-churning intimidation against Jews are becoming a feature of our daily life, and I am deeply concerned that such violent words may result in serious injury or death.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)
So, let me get this straight, this genius films himself committing a hate crime and posts the evidence on line? That’s in addition to him being identifiable from his Uber profile?
If only all our enemies were so stupid!
How come it was videoed! Odd!
Certain it isn’t a shabbos day ! The anti Semite would rather walk ? What’s the sense in that ? I fear the sages argue with each other and it manifests on the streets ! Is driving menial activity ? What’s the message/s go-d is sending to his people ?
Maybe Hashem is hinting to us that he would appreciate it very much if we try to become better people and of course to try our best to give the other person the benefit of the doubt.
That rotten passenger for sure does not deserve the benefit of the doubt.
What a misleading title, I was of the impression that this was a kiruv story
That said, this was nothing to write home about as an isolated incident. But as one example of hundreds if not thousands of incidents there is cause of concern. But how many such cases are we talking about?
#Ikar chossur min hasefer
Time for Jews to stop being wimps
With anti semitism on the rise. Defensive training should be mandatory in every Yeshiva
its definitely disturbing but we know halacha he eisav soneh as yaakov. this keeps us separate from them
Maybe just maybe we as Jews should learn from history as hard as it is to face facts. The people that understood this moved before it was too late…. (Maybe the safest place is on some island…) Of course a Gadol should be asked besides Teshuva, Tefilla and Tzedaka are always whats needed from Am Yisroel