Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It Really Gets To Me...

...When Jews are cruel to other Jews. Being different doesn't mean taking it out on someone else. No matter how observant or unobservant one is, a Jew is a Jew is a Jew and that's not going to change. A person should feel ashamed of making fun of another Jew.

Maybe I'm too naive. Maybe I feel this way because I really identify with my Judaism as part of an entire nation and so I feel strongly about it, but perhaps someone who doesn't identify as much with all Jews really couldn't care less. But they should care. Treating someone with respect has nothing to do with how many halachot you keep or don't keep. It has nothing to do with anything other than being a decent human being and, when it comes to a Jew against another Jew, having somewhat of an understanding that you belong to the same nation, even if you practice differently. But I guess some people just don't feel that in the same way.

It just really upsets me.

1 comment:

Frayda said...

What prompted this post? Was it based on a public event?