With ‘Nurses’ Episode, NBC Again Shows it Detests Jews

Following my post on Michael Che’s “joke” about the Jewish state only vaccinating Jews – a mendacious libel that can only serve to promote the idea that us Jews think of ourselves as above all other life forms – I received a torrent of abuse. Besides the overtly antisemitic tweets, there were those who claimed the joke was only criticizing Israel, and thus could not be construed as antisemitic.

I would like to see how these same people now try to explain away this latest example of overt antisemitism from NBC:

While Israel is not explicitly mentioned, this is promoting exactly the same idea as the SNL sketch – that Jews only value Jewish life and not the lives of non-Jews.

This is, again, entirely false. And maliciously so.

Judaism holds all human life as being sacred. For this reason, donating an organ to save a life is one of the highest act of virtue one can do. So of course a Jew can donate an organ (that you can live without when you are alive, or any organ after death, but under certain conditions) to save any human life, and can also receive an organ from Jew or non-Jew alike. We even see this in Israel where Jews and Arabs donate organs for each other’s use.

But of course this scene from Nurses has nothing to do with Israel, just Orthodox Jews. It plays completely into the antisemitic trope of Jews only out for themselves. And you needn’t just look to Israel, but also North America (where Nurses takes place), to find a very recent example of Jews caring about non-Jewish life.

They came in waves throughout the day, large groups in car pools and married couples taking advantage of their newfound health for a road trip through the mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania.

By the time night had fallen, more than 60 Hasidic Jews from New York had arrived to donate blood plasma, rich in the antibodies they generated when they were sick with Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

“There were probably never so many Hasidim in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the history of the world, and here they’re riding in literally to save lives,” said Mordy Serle, an Orthodox Jew who made the trip from Brooklyn last month to donate blood. “I think I was the only person there without a beard.”

I am beginning to think NBC really does not like Jews. And no-one should stand for it.

Update: The boy’s name is Israel, so clearly this is only criticism of Israel </sarcasm>.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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