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Different Jews

Religious people are not all the same.

Published: November 13, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 18

(17) Sasha, November 20, 2010 8:45 PM

From Queens

Dear Lori, Thank you so much for sharing your great thoughts and advices! I agree with Miriam about posting next time when you come in New York or please let us know where we can find out about it! It's been a three years since I am following your talks and they helped me very much in many situations I had along the way! For me this would be an amazing chance to hear "My Hero" and surely for many others. Thank you for everything!

(16) Andy, November 19, 2010 4:23 AM

#14 Othodox Jews condider all Jews "real"Jews

Any person born to a JewIish mother is a much a Jew as any other Jew no matterw hat their level level of observanceWe are not God's accountant..As far as I am aware Orthodox theology holds that non Othodox movements within Judaism are heretical, but that takes nothing away from the Jewishness of the practitioners.It seems to me the reason Aish and other outreach organizations exist is to make Jews aware of their heritage and give them the tools and oppt'y to learn

(15) Miriam, November 18, 2010 8:02 PM

From Williamsburg

Oh, Lori! Am I ever sorry to have missed you! Williamsburg is so close to Boro Park and to think that I did not know you would be speaking there. Please next time you come, please let your many fans in Brooklyn know where and when you will be appearing! I have been longing to meet you ever since I read about your kidney donation; you are my heroine! A true Tzaddaikes!!

(14) JASON, November 18, 2010 7:56 AM

Rene that's lori's entire point!

lori isn't only referring to orthodox jews - she means ALL jews. we need to reach out and love ALL jews, whatever their affiliation. We can argue ideology -- that's healthy and intellectially honest -- but the Torah clearly says no one can determine the true value of another jew. every jew is a priceless gem!

(13) Rene, November 18, 2010 12:15 AM

And the "non"orthodox Jews

Hi, As a non orthodox Jewish woman ( I would say I'm reconstructionist-renewal) there is a thread in this conversation that I find quite disturbing. It often seems that orthodox Jews consider themselves the REAL and observant Jews and the rest of us.... well, forget it!. I do enjoy the Aish website although there is often alot I don't agree with... but the idea of claiming the highest ground with a lack of appreciation for the rest of the Jewish world is to put it mildly, quite a turn off. Rene

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