So before I begin, I need to make some firm disclaimers: I do not believe Jews are responsible for any of my economic woes. I do not feel threatened by Jews and it makes no difference to me if my neighbors or work colleagues are Jews. The holocaust was real. I also have no strong opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. There are other persecuted groups around the world especially in China and Myanmar and even here in my own country that are worthy of equal concern. With that said, I am not impressed by Jewish culture. I have no curiosity to learn Hebrew and I believe the theology of Judaism is worthy of dismissal on an equal level with Christianity and Islam. Christians keep telling the story of Israel in the Bible and hence idolize the Jews in a way. And so that is another reason I'm not Christian either. If you are Christian, in principle you should not be anti-Semitic because you share your scriptures with them (the Old Testament) and Jesus was a Jew. Now let me also be clear: there is a distinction to be made between Judaism as a religion and Judaism as a race. The Star of David represents the Jewish nation while the Menorah represents the religion. I have no issues with the Jews as a race, though I do question atheistic Jews for holding up their culture as a source of pride. It's the theology that I find bothersome and unworthy of praise. More on that further down. It makes no difference to me that Einstein was a Jew or that Jews have longevity of cultural preservation or even that Jews are relatively better off economically. The theology is not the answer to obtain these things. The Chinese invented the clock, gunpowder, paper and print and many other things. Now let's talk about the theology. All this talk of the Israelis being God's chosen people and the promised land is small thinking. Why is 1 finger of land in the Middle East the only thing that matters? It's as if the entire universe is one vast darkness and Israel is one pinprick of light in the darkness. I've read the first 5 books of the Old Testament that being the Torah and I am NOT impressed. The creation story is scientifically inaccurate, the Exodus is a myth and those descriptions of a Tabernacle and rituals of animal sacrifice makes no difference to the way I conduct myself in my day to day living. True, Jews don't have much of a fire and brimstone message the way Christians and Muslims do. They are more focused on how to create the ideal life in THIS world. But their teaching to Gentiles is not worthy of my attention either. The Jewish teaching to the world boils down to basically this: If everyone followed the Law of Moses, planet earth would achieve Utopia. Jews are BORN to be priests while Gentiles are to listen to their teachings. So... I can be a respectable second-class Gentile but NOT a priestly Jew? That's an insult in my book. Also, are you saying that if I refrain from work of Saturdays, eat Kosher and grow curly sideburns, we are one baby step closer to Utopia? Forgive me, but I don't believe that. True, technically I can convert to Judaism, but it's not like that is advertised and the outward message is still "You're not a priest, but you can be priest-like". The last thing I want to say is the misuse of the tetragrammaton (God's name) shows no evidence of misfortune to my physical well being.