or was the 'term' Diptheria. That doesn't mean it didn't exist.
Yet using it in that context is an exercise in pointless posturing, finger pointing or virtue singling. Generally speaking, using modern terms and context to paint (or judge) a picture of people or issues that belongs firmly 600 years in the past is a fool's folly.
Only someone in constant denial would denigrate the truth so relentlessly!
Indeed, someone like you. As you have proven time and time again. Making general statements of the kind no a reasonable person with any historical knowledge would dare to make. I stress the key word here - knowledge.
You surly are entitled to your OPINIONS. Although once you start to claim any kind of universal accepted truth or a common knowledge - I must stop you. What are you talking about is your opinion. At best is only a historical narrative accepted by the Jews or by a large percentage of Jews. It doesn't make it universal, it doesn't make it true and it doesn't make scientific.
I'm not in denial because I have never accepted your stories or your set of myths that passes for you as historical for anything other than grandma stories . For me historical is more than stories from the past.
There are universal scientifically tuned tools to be used in a historical research that are generally recognized by the universities (or used to be). Hence anyone with an education that is worth its salt can easily recognize a historical work from anything else. For example Gross and his books are in fact are only testimony to his opinion steeped in a moral judgment. From a scientific point of view his books are worthless.
I guess that is what a large chunk of American Jews want to read - a simplified glorification of their kin or sometimes ancestors and an easy scapegoat to hate. If anyone is in denial is them/you.
Otherwise American Jews would have to answer difficult questions. For exmaple why they have done absolutely nothing to help their brothers in Europe in the times of need? They haven't even lifted a finger.
Funny thing some of Israel young Jews think about Easter Europe like as it used to be a place of dimwitted peasants. Funny they never give a thought to a fact that 80% of the Jews in this area were living in villages and albeit a small percentage of them took to farming, they were as dimwitted and poor, sometimes poorer than their peasant neighbors, so much so their lack of personal hygiene was noticed.
As was their unwillingness to take to farming - why the Jews are not into farming? The land can't be cheated - as the answer goes.