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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Just This Simple

This evening at sundown marks the beginning of Holocaust Remembrance Day here in Israel.

There are many important lessons to be learned from this horrible period on our history.  But for me, there is only one lesson that matters:

It's that the labels and distinctions we all hold so dear... Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reform Jews, Re-constructionist Jews, Right wing Jews, Left Wing Jews, Humanist Jews, Gay & Lesbian Jews, Secular Jews, Hasidic Jews, Trans Jews, Charedi Jews, Sephardic Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, Bi-Jews, Yemenite Jews, Ethiopian Jews, Crypto-Jews… can’t possibly be important enough to cause us to hate one another, when those who hate us and want to do us harm don’t care one bit about such distinctions. 

They hate us because we are Jews. Full Stop.  So we need to find a way to love and look after one another for the very same reason.

Posted by David Bogner on May 1, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)