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What would you do if you just found out that you weren't Jewish?

What would you do if you just found out that you weren't Jewish?

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(1) NesanelS, December 1, 2020 10:07 PM

Bagels and Anti-semitism – is that it?!

OK, so becoming Jewish means you start eating bagels and start calling people anti Semites! Well, that's not exactly how it goes! And bee tee double-u, Rabbi Aaron Kotler, a great rabbi, had blue eyes..!
Now, there is a famous story about a contrasting question being posed by a Baal Teshuva (or would-be) to a Rabbi. He asked ‘what would he do if he found out he is NOT Jewish’. What would the average Joe (or Yankel) say to this? Perhaps ‘go and enjoy things (like what were those omelets called?!) But he responded with an astounding insight. He said 'If I found out I was not Jewish, I would first build a Bama – an altar, and offer a sacrifice to God – something which only Gentiles are allowed to do nowadays. (It's complicated – has to do with the destruction of the Temple.) I would then convert back to Judaism!!!’
In this case – where he finds out he IS Jewish, I would think it would be nice to tell him as follows: I once bought a printer, and noticed it had a particular large part in back panel – where the paper comes up from the tray on bottom. I didn't think much of it, but then, when I was once helping a friend set up a similar printer, I saw it had 'automatic duplex' feature which means it can “flip” the paper over to print on the back. It does this by making a u-turn through the back part, after printing the first side. I hadn’t known my printer had this feature, but once I realized it, I understood why that part in back was larger than just a simple roller. So too, to our dear "new" Jewish brother, know, that you have much more ‘features’ than you realize, and bee tee double-u (once again!:), eating kosher is part of the fuel for this ‘advanced machine’!
Until now you've gotten to know some basic feature; now go out and learn the advanced features; you'll be quite amazed. Enjoy! (And enjoy those bagels–you might want to try whole wheat with organic eggs–then the physical machine will work even better as well!!) With success!


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