Sussex Republican vice chair anti-Semitism appalling

December 31, 2019

This is an open letter to Sussex County Republican elected officials: A good friend of mine in Sussex County alerted me to a Facebook post from Nelly Jordan, the vice chair of the Sussex County Republican Committee.

In her post from Dec. 9, Ms. Jordan writes: “What amazes me the most in these theatrical Congress hearings, is to see how many Jews ‘In Name Only’ lend themselves to be in the hoaks (sic) of the pure made up story of Impeachment that the Democrats have woven as spiders catching flies and bugs.

“These jews (sic) have been enrolled to come and testify, to come and interrogate and to be involved in anything that the Democrats enlist them to do to try to look credible to the people of this country.”

In response to a comment from one of her friends, she writes:

“Only God knows whether this kind of Jews are really believers in God or do they believe in the same God that many Democrats believe in ‘the father of all lies.’”

I’m not going to use a brush to paint the entire Sussex County GOP as being anti-Semitic, however, there are a number of people who agree with Ms. Jordan’s views, including a member of county council who would refer to me in public as “that fag Jew.”

What she wrote, even on a personal Facebook page, is vile and disgusting.

What gives Ms. Jordan, or any non-Jew for that matter, the right to judge the religious observance of any Jew?

What exactly is a “Jew in name only?” Her comment reminds me of people who used to tell African-Americans that they were a credit to their race because they weren’t “uppity.”

Her comment comparing Jews to “spiders catching flies” is straight out of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and Nazi propaganda and is sickening. The current administration has given tacit approval to a rise in white nationalism and anti-Semitism that we have not seen since the 1930s, and apparently, something Ms. Jordan subscribes to.

Ms. Jordan not only needs to ask forgiveness of the Delaware Jewish community for her vile, anti-Semitic screed, she also needs to ask G-D for forgiveness for spewing this filth.

I am calling on the Republican elected officials in Sussex County to demand Ms. Jones resign her position on the Sussex County Republican Committee and to denounce her hateful rhetoric.

We can and have disagreed on issues, but I cherish the friendships I still have with Ernie Lopez and Brian Pettyjohn, good, decent men, who just happen to sit on the other side of the aisle than I do.

Meyer Persow
Wilton Manors, Fla.


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