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Universal Jew

We may have different customs and languages, but Jewish wisdom speaks to us all.

Published: October 25, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 8

(8) sharona, October 29, 2009 12:19 AM

I'm in California and went to the east coast recently; What's really nice is that when I wanted to stay in Queens NY for shabbos, a friend of mine found a nice family for me to stay by; We Jews are a family, and eventhough we might fight because of different things, we deep down love each other.

(7) Anonymous, October 28, 2009 9:51 PM

To Bracha

Although I myself am chabad, I found myself in absolute agreement with Lori on this video. I consider that Jews are like different organs of the same body, and each Jew has something unique to conturbute to the greater whole!

(6) Batya Rut bat Sarah, October 28, 2009 2:16 PM

Oh, I wish it were true where I live

Lori, Love listening to "Almost Live" However, I have to agree with Barucha bat Etta Golda on this one. I live in a community where there is a disproportionate number of shuls/ congregations to the population of Jews. I always get asked when I travel out of town, "Wow, How come there are so many shuls? Are there that many Jews in ____ city?" The answer is -- we don't get along - we lack respect for each other - the Rabbi is good at one shul, but the people are mean - the people are nice, but the rabbi doesn't know from nothing, they're all Ba'al shuvah and no one is Jewish enough, the congregation is more concerned about interfaith practices than Jewish teachings ... and the list continues. Oy! Bottom line - everybody is so concerned with "me" NOT WE. I echo the other lady's comment, I wish you were right. In our town the Golden Rule reigns - He who has the gold rules. AND she/ he who is married has status. I also have clean clothing, an old car and I am a divorced single mom with minimal income. It is really sad and hurtful how people exclude and (try) take advantage of us; we are not valued as intelligent, creative members of the community while money and men are. Maybe some day things will get better or maybe, we'll find those communities you did. P.S. I love your book "Friday Night and Beyond..." it was a great guide when I became more observant.

(5) Anonymous, October 27, 2009 11:57 PM

Answer to Bracha Bat Etta Golda

True. Jews fight Jews, but we don't hate each other. It's more like sibling rivalry where the fighting is superficial.

(4) Anonymous, October 26, 2009 8:59 PM

Lori can now add Central America, and South America to her "About the Author" list of where she lectured.

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