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Crossing the Religious/Secular Divide

One step is for everyone to stop making sweeping generalizations.

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Visitor Comments: 21

(20) Anonymous, November 19, 2012 1:00 PM

First, let me say thank you once again for the close captioning. It is most appreciated! Second, I agree 100% with commenter #1 re: not cutting anyone else in line. There are exceptions to this of course, but we need to use common sense and courtesy in this arena. In my life I have asked women if I can cut in front of them in line at the ladies room, due to real distress. The response has always been affirmative. Just now I started to think about the "magic words" I learned to use when I was a child. What are they? The words are please and thank you. I just reminded myself to use these words more often, ESPECIALLY with my family!

(19) David Gr, April 14, 2012 3:14 PM

The Ladder of Religious Observance

I feel frustrated over the terms like religious Jews and non-religious Jews or observant and non-observant Jews. It's like an all or nothing type thing. I would venture to say that most "non-religious" Jews believe in God although they may not observe many of the mitzvoh. I personally pray to God daily, try not speak ill of others, try to help others, minimize work on the Sabbath, and so on. However, I don't keep Kosher, married a Gentile, turn lights on and cook during the Sabbath, and so on. So I feel like I am not at the top of the ladder but neither am I at the bottom. I wish more thought would be given to where you are on the ladder than to whether you are "religious" or "non-religious".

(18) Yaacov Seoane, March 26, 2012 1:12 PM

Love your fellow Jew

You are so right about that!! We Jews should be good to each other, we have enough people who hates us. Peace in the house.

(17) arlene turini, March 25, 2012 12:14 AM


i really enjoyed this until the end; i just finished teaching the Hiding Place to my HS students and repeatedly was stated in the story etc et al that Hitler and his evil henchmen always used this word in reference to the Jews; he would say and try to accomplish "the final solution: " so when Lori said "we are the solution" it really unnerved me sorry!

(16) Malka, March 21, 2012 9:40 PM

Lori, you are such a kiddush hashem!

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