Don’t be a “Jewish Unity” – Fraud
If I had a dollar for every time I have listened to someone who loudly professes and
primarily demonstrates, a strong conviction and feeling of a love for all Jews; but in the
same conversation denigrates a sliver/part/group of the Jewish people that doesn’t
measure up to their sensibilities, I would be very wealthy.
It’s amazing- it is almost to the degree that someone shows their love for Jewish people
they shtup in something derogatory about some group-unaware.
It seems to me that we have to think of the Jewish people as a whole entity-as one
like we think of our children. If someone would say something derogatory about our
child that would pain us very much. We would rush to judge favorably. You certainly
wouldn’t just sit there and listen.
How much could you really love the Jewish people if you serendipitously say negative
things about any part of the group for no apparent benefit. Wouldn’t it hurt them to say
something negative about their own child? The only scenario that you say something about
your child is when the person you are talking to can be helpful in some way – to do something
about the current situation. Otherwise, your negative comments are just giving you an
illusionary feeling of superiority.
Don’t talk badly about any part of the Jewish people for nothing.
It should pain you if you do. If you do care so much that you have to do something
For the people you are speaking badly about
The Jewish people are “one” – Every group is a leg or an arm of yours.
I think I’ll keep it unless its gang green. I will do everything I can to help make my arms healthy.
Don’t be a fraud and profess love for your brothers and then denigrate them
Happy Chanukah and Good Shabbos