Not In My Religion! Jew-Ish Is Not Jewish
There is no question that Jews are taking a hit. So many of those in positions of power who have been accused of committing sexual harassment and even worse are Jews. Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner, Bryan Singer, and Jeremy Piven to name a few. There is no avoiding it, as much as I would like to. And it isn’t funny either, Larry.
But I am here, as someone who is not just Jew-ish but is someone who is proud to be a Jew and is somewhat knowledgeable about it, to say not in my religion.
I grew up in a secular household and came to become religiously observant when I was 19. On my own and as a result of my own introspection and searching. I take my Judaism and Jewish pride seriously.
I am super proud of Judaism and its ethics, which includes the high regard in which women are kept, and the sexual morality we are bound to keep.
So now a bunch of secular Jews are doing the wrong thing, and antisemites and fellow Jews are trying to make out like it is a Jewish thing. It not only isn’t but is entirely antithetical to the teachings of Judaism.
All throughout Jewish history, there have been Jews who have worked against Judaism and our goal to be a light unto the nations. What can I say? We are human like anyone else, and have our fair share of jerks.
And just like we have many who support those who wants us obliterated (I am looking at you, “pro palestinian/anti-Israel” members of the tribe), we also have those of us who desecrate G-d’s name, choosing their own satisfaction over what is right and good.
But I won’t stay silent. I will rip those who besmirch Judaism, Jew and non-Jew alike, a new one.