click here to jump to start of article
Join Our Newsletter

Get latest articles and videos with Jewish inspiration and insights​




Sears’ Swastika Ring
Salomon Says

Sears’ Swastika Ring

Is an apology enough?

by

Click here if you are unable to view this video.

Give Tzedakah! Help Aish.com create inspiring
articles, videos and blogs featuring timeless Jewish wisdom.
The opinions expressed in the comment section are the personal views of the commenters. Comments are moderated, so please keep it civil.

Visitor Comments: 117

(100) Anonymous, May 14, 2015 10:01 PM

But then there's this...

I wholeheartedly agree with the comments made by K. Lemel, (October 23, 2014 7:53 PM) and could add nothing to improve upon them. But--I will add a note of "devil's advocacy:" The swastika has become overwhelming linked with a horrific time in our world's history, and with an equally heinous mentality of intolerance and supremacy. However, the swastika symbol has a long history that predates those associations--having been a symbol long used in Hindu, Sanskrit, Buddist and even North American native cultures, that denotes good fortune, well-being, harmony, and other positive messages. So...I have another question: even though I admit to being one of those who would not want a swastika on anything I own--do I have a right to try to deny that symbol to someone else, who may look upon it as a positive spiritual symbol?

(99) Anonymous, November 12, 2014 2:08 PM

Sears On My List

Sears along with Home Depot our on my personal list of those businesses who were insensitive to my being a Jew and yes I take such things very personal. These businesses have choices as well as an opportunity to make things RIGHT however at the present time I do not see such moves and therefore I do not need their services.....

(98) Bernard Shapiro, October 27, 2014 10:34 PM

I can't believe Sears put these rings up for sale. The buyer did not know what the symbol stands for or is it for the money on the sales of these rings. They should be ashamed of this hypocrisy.

(97) Bracha, October 26, 2014 5:57 PM

company. We may be buying their products and not realizing it. Also, who is the buyer at Sears who ordered the ring. That person should be called to task.

(96) Barry Baldonieri, October 24, 2014 9:39 PM

Who & Why

I think it's improbable that it was deliberate on the part of Sears, but the name of the party responsible should be made public, and their reason for this action made known. Then decide, as individuals, what to do. P.S. I find it disgusting!

See All Comments

Submit Your Comment:

  • Display my name?

  • Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.


  • * required field 2000
Submit Comment
stub