Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jew Time!

Very nice clip from Tablet with Rabbi Harold Kushner, who is the author of the 1981 best seller: When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

Here he talks about his new book: The Book of Job, When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person.

I like that he reminds us that it's OK, it's a very Jewish tradition to wrestle with G-d. I've done that myself, I have felt that very deep in my soul-and it had to do with a time where I thought my son was dying in my arms. When I felt the Angel of Death in the house-a chill.

After that episode, I wrestled with G-d. I asked why, how. Not all the answers that I felt were satisfactory, nor are they even now. But I need that opportunity to spiritually wrestle. It was actually faith-affirming for me, but I can easily see how it could have been faith-crushing for others.

That kind of soul searching is very Jewish.

And speaking of that, maybe the Jews who are involved with Human Rights Watch might consider asking themselves if they really, really think that it's worth the time and effort to try to dissuade a clearly Jew-hating organization that Iranian genocide against Israel is a bad thing? 

My idiot people. They never learn.

Well, that's not entirely true.

Some do see the light, but most just let the utopian 'can't we all get along' assimilation just blind them into writing cheques, and carrying on with their path of wishing away antisemitism and becoming ever more devout members, militant and blind members of the Church of Liberalism.