There have been ugly scenes on the streets of Elsternwick on Saturday night.
Neil Mitchell was sent vision of a religious gathering at Adass Israel School.
Things got heated when a man confronted the group of people leaving the school.
One of those involved in the gathering said he was “out for exercise” when confronted.
Benjamin filmed the incident and told Neil Mitchell the Jewish community was an extremely valued section of the local community but it “didn’t seem right” as many as “100 to 150” people were gathered together.
“It’s just very frustrating,” he said.
It’s been claimed the group had a government exemption to gather but Neil Mitchell questioned whether that passed the pub test if true.
A large chunk of inner to middle south-east Melbourne is heavily populated with Jews, and while they are sometimes unpleasant people they actually have well-functioning, healthy communities; people who live a rich social and communal life are unlikely to be even remotely bothered by something as mostly harmless as Sars-Cov-2. There are gatherings to go to, relationships to maintain, and, scary virus or not, you’re going to die anyway.
Deracinated, lonely, Netflix watching, and atomised Anglo Australians on the other hand:
Cool it with the anti-semitism bro!
We need to learn from these Jews, and other ethnocentric communities, in all sorts of ways, or we will have to get used to living a diminished life forever, before we are lost to the history books.