5 min readApr 30


April 30, 2023



William A. Gralnick

Every-so-often I copy something for an organization whose work impacts us all. This is such a one. Of course, in these days of discord about diversity, Jews need to know what is going on around them. Mostly, it is not good. However, everyone needs to remember that Jews were known as the “canaries in the cage.” That expression refers to an old mining practice of lowering a canary into a mine and leaving it there. If the bird died from the gasses, the miners knew it wasn’t safe to go down.

Anti-Semitism is everyone’s problem. Remember the Lutheran Pastor in Germany who did nothing when the Nazis beset every group that wasn’t “pure” white. At the end, he said, “And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.” If you are Asian, or Latino, or an Islander beware anti-Semitism. It is the foreboding weather forecast that the tornado of hate will be coming your way.

There are a myriad of Jewish and Gentile/Jewish organizations in the fight. Those of you who are not Jewish, you should know that there are Christian organizations that fight anti-Semitism. By the way, if your church isn’t one of them, it’s time to have a heart-to-heart with your minister or priest. The Christian Bible backs you up: “Love thy neighbor as thy self” and several other edits from the apostles.

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Bill Gralnick, born in Brooklyn, has written over 900 op ed columns for newspapers and magazines over his 45 year career. He has published three books.