Jews and non-Jews alike know we have been given the task to be a light for the nations.
Looking at the title, you probably ask, “What’s the difference? You probably mean, ‘What’s the connection between Sarah Silverman in 2011, and Michael Douglas in 2015!’” Well, I am not talking about the connection between them personally, but about the difference in the public’s reaction to two similar statements that they both made, four years apart. In 2011, comedian Sarah Silverman replied to Piers Morgan in a CNN interview, “If there’s one thing we should realize is [that] in general, the world hates Jews, you know? But it’s nice to be an underdog.” Nothing much happened after she said it. The YouTube video still has fewer than 13, 000 views. Four years later, actor Michael Douglas reported an anti-Semitic incident his son had had in Europe, and the story went viral.