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Painful memories of anti-Semitism

Painful memories of anti-Semitism

The letter “Anti-Semitic bias is still condoned” really resonated with me [March 15]. I could have written it myself.

I attended Commack schools throughout the 1960s and ’70s, where Jewish people were a minority.

I, too, had pennies thrown at me in elementary school for being Jewish, and like the letter writer, experienced this hatred in many different forms as I grew up.

In college in 1992, a classmate condemned Jews for America’s difficulties. Sadly, the professor did not challenge this claim, and my own protests at the time were dismissed. I still have a hard time understanding why this type of thing continues.

Lisa DeFeis, Bay Shore


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