JD: The rise of anti-Semitism that is being reported around the world; I wanted us to have a conversation and discuss this topic. We can start with the term anti-Semitism itself.
DJ: Well it goes back to actually one of the sons of Noah who was named Shem. And after the flood of Noah’s day the descendant of Shem initially populated the region of the Middle East. Ham’s descendant generally went to the east and to the south into Northern Africa. And then Japheth descendant generally went to the north. So the descendant of Shem came to be known as the Semitic peoples which is a term that was coined in the late 1700s. And of course Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were descendant of Shem.