Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who wrote the chief work of the Kabbalah, the Zohar, some 2,000 years, said that "It's a known law that Esau hates Jacob." These are the spiritual laws of reality, so to speak, that describe the interaction between the Jews and descendants of Esau. This deep-seated hatred is deeply embedded in the collective conscience of the descendants of Esau and especially concentrated in the descendants of Amalek. As we will see later, the nation of Amalek is no longer identifiable, but his spirit lives on. To understand the relationship and rivalry between Jacob and Esau is [to] understand the deeply-rooted anti-Semitism of those nations that emerged from Rome. No matter what happens, the descendants of Esau are going to hate the Jews. (Rabbi Ken Spiro, "Crash Course in Jewish History, Isaac and his Sons)
This was emailed in by a reader of this blog:
This is a few days old, and you may have already seen it, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention in case you missed it. It is one of those statements in which a rabbi or anonymous cyber-based imposter-rabbi calls to mind the role played by the essential wickedness of the goyim in the story of Judaic destiny.ADL survey: 15% of Americans 'unquestionably anti-Semitic'
See comment 55.
The Torah says that Gentiles hate Jews. Period
Name: Rabbi Yechiel Cohen
"Sorry to burst your bubble. I am. 'Esau hates Jacob' a verse in Genisis means according to the Talmud that ALL Gentiles harbor hatred for Jews. Tragic, no? However this is a blessing. Huh? Yes. Since this will keep the Jews from dissapearing. How? Since when the Jews will desire to lose their identity in the Gentile populations G-d will stir up animosity against the Jews. Thereby preventing assimilation. Beautifull, no?"