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I'm not the OP but I guess I'm the poster you refer to, and while I appreciate your taking the time to comment (really, not being facetious) I can't for the life of me understand why I should care about this. But maybe I stated my question poorly: All I really wanted to know, or at least ask for EF's help in assessing and thinking about, was the cultural perspective of the Swiss on those of us 'invaders' that are 'different', whatever that may mean, and of course Jewish (per another respondent above, in the ethnic/cultural/historical sense, not the practicing religious sense) seemed as good a litmus test as any, for all the painfully obvious reasons, given the history...

Anyway, thanks for chiming in, and my apologies to the OP for the hijack.
That you apparently do not care about the difference may in fact be POSITIVE, but nevertheless does matter in the end, to a remarkable extent. To put it the other way round, your apparently being of Russian origin possibly is far more important than your being Jewish.

You want to test it ? Go to TLV,. check the quarters of that great city and its restaurants and you will get what I mean
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your apparently being of Russian origin
Ahem... Russian River.
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That you apparently do not care about the difference may in fact be POSITIVE, but nevertheless does matter in the end, to a remarkable extent. To put it the other way round, your apparently being of Russian origin possibly is far more important than your being Jewish.

You want to test it ? Go to TLV,. check the quarters of that great city and its restaurants and you will get what I mean
Per previous response, we're from Russian River area of California - tho I guess my great great grandpa was Russian emigre (pretty sure, actually).

That is helpful however, because what I really do care about is not the attitude toward Jews per se, but the attitude toward 'foreign-ness'.
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