Thursday, May 03, 2007

Bigotry

"Solomon dear have you taken your meds today? If not, I probably have some I can share round. Please, let’s leave off the bible quoting and, as Corey noted, the bigoted language."
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...One thing I do perceive is that some of those who studied halacha early in life absorb the ritual without truly follow Judaism’s precepts. A religious Jew who acts badly is known as a khillul ha-Shem. A religious Jew whose acts inspire admiration is referred to as a kiddush ha-Shem.

It’s all too easy, especially for those not very learned in Torah, to let the khillul ha-Shem get you down. This often results in hostility to Judaism in general and perhaps even self-loathing.

Don’t let the khillul ha-Shem get you down. There are plenty of kiddush ha-Shem out there.

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