This is so good, I wish I had written it. I'm sure I've done parts of it over the years, but this essay brings it together so nicely. Regardless, I love it and I live it.
READ THE WHOLE THING.
"What is the fundamental lesson of the Holocaust for Israel and the Jewish people? There is a divergence of opinion."
"Many Liberal Jews believe the main lesson of the “six million” is that we Jews should never do to others what was done to us. We know first-hand what the horrors of hatred look like, and therefore, we must distance ourselves in every possible way from behaviors which are like those of the Nazis. This way of thinking posits that every mortal person has the potential to be a Nazi and when given power, every human and even every Jew can become abusive."
"I call the folks in this camp Fear-of-Inner-Nazi Jews."
"The other perspective is very different. It posits that the main lesson of the Holocaust is that Jews, having survived the hell of the Holocaust as a people, should “never again” allow anyone to do that to us. This group I call the Never-Again Jews."
I love every single word of this essay.
LIVE LIKE THIS.
NEVER AGAIN TO US JEWS.