The Conspiracy

Yes. You’re right. We are ‘Wall Street Jews.’

Yep. That's us.

We received an odd letter here in the New Voices office last week: A single piece of paper with a collection of magazine covers featuring some classic money-Jews (Madoff, Greenspan, etc.) and the words “WALL STREET JEWS” in large letters followed by “…OCCUPY WALL STREET” in smaller letters.

I guess it’s kind of true, in that New Voices headquarters is a few blocks from Wall Street.

This week, Gawker received some some of these as well:

A bunch of us here at Gawker Media have received letters recently containing nothing but this single photocopied montage of magazine covers bearing the words, “WALL ST. JEWS.”

What is the deal with this mysterious mailing, anyhow? Why the persistence required to design, copy, and laboriously mail so many letters to so many people? What is the messagehere, about all of these Jews, on Wall Street? Put your guesses in the comments.

[Confidential to all lone nuts out there: just keep mailing your bizarre letters and you’ll make Gawker eventually!]

Ours is way more special though, because theirs doesn’t appear to have the part about Occupy Wall Street.

Anyway, it was addressed to Zach C. Cohen (a writer who is not actually based here in the office). It claimed to be sent from “M. Hoenlein” (we assume this is meant to be Malcolm Hoenlein, the head of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations). But the actual return address turned out to be the address of Park Avenue Synagogue.

So that was weird.

4 Older Responses to “Yes. You’re right. We are ‘Wall Street Jews.’”

  1. DS
    April 13, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    See also:

  2. Tourlai
    April 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Is your response “Yes. You’re right. We are ‘Wall Street Jews” because you didn’t /recognize/ the antisemitism in the fliers or because you chose not to address it for some reason?

  3. Len
    May 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    I got one f these too. Very strange. I’m not exactly sure if this is antisemitic or it is a call to action for Jews to the Occupy movement. Why I would be on anyone’s radar for Occupy or for antisemitism is beyond me.

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