C Is For Connection, Not Cancel Culture

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C Is For Connection, Not Cancel Culture

C Is For Connection, Not Cancel Culture

Comments (9)

(7) Yonason Abrams, February 23, 2021 5:52 AM

A message we all need to internalize. Thank you Rabbi

BS"D Yasher Koach Rabbi Schiff!

(6) Irma Soiza, February 22, 2021 10:42 PM

Its all about respect and love❤

Beautiful ❤ what a wonerful world this would be if we all respected and show love.

(5) Irma Soiza, February 22, 2021 10:38 PM

Beautiful ❤ if we all thought that way what a wonderful world this would be ❤

(4) Gail Allison, February 22, 2021 9:30 PM

From a reform Jewess with Paternal Jewish heritage .

I am religious . Just watched aish.com video titled c is to connect from a lovely Rabbi . My question is , am I considered a sister and part of the family .

Shuch Bunny, February 23, 2021 2:14 AM

My point of view

Dear Gail,
From my point of view, you are definitely a part of the family! Some Orthodox Jews may disagree and say that you are a "righteous Gentile" and suggest that if you want to be accepted as Jewish by the Orthodox world, you might consider an Orthodox conversion. But according to Reform and Conservative congregations, my experience has been that you are already accepted by them as being Jewish. Originally, from what I've learned, the line came through the father (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) until the time when Jews were scattered and lived among other peoples. Then Jewishness began to be ascribed according to the religion of the mother. In recent years, however, Reform and Conservative congregations have chosen to accept the Jewish line going through either parent. The only time that I see this issue coming up might be if you or an adult son or daughter of yours wanted to marry an Orthodox Jew. It would be helpful if Rabbi Schiff would weigh in. I loved his video and totally agree that we need to have mutually respectful discussions with others with whom we may disagree. Best wishes to you!

(3) Rachel, February 22, 2021 7:00 PM

Sending shalach manot is a great way to connect

I have never met anyone who was offended whe I sent it to them unexpectedly.

(2) Harry Pearle, February 21, 2021 11:59 PM

Permission to Use Rabbi Schiff's" Look for the Good Poster"?

Dear Rabbi Schiff, thanks for your encouraging words.

Is it OK to use your wonderful GOOD 4 the Good Poster in publications, etc?

Perhaps if this great design spreads out it can do some good.
It might be useful in schools, both Jewish schools and secular schools.
I like especially the design that diverges from one letter to eight, over eight lines
(From one to infinity).

THANKS MUCH Harry in Rochester NY www.SavingSchools.org

(1) Anonymous, February 21, 2021 4:08 PM

Great idea. Lots of irrational people out there.

This approach only works if you are dealing with rational people. For example I have dealt with rabbis whi are totally irrational and are frozen in their political and cultural beliefs. They are afraid for their jobs and do not want to go against the views of large donors. They then impart their views to their congregants and so we get this negative feedback loop because the congregants trust the rabbi. The only way to break the cycle is for people to respect the first amendment to the constitution.

Chasya Bernstein, November 2, 2021 6:15 PM

depends on what you base your 'rationality'

I am sorry you feel that some people are merely mouthing someone else's thoughts. However, if you are referring to an Orthodox Rabbi and you feel his is 'frozen', by which I assume you mean that he does not want to bend to the current zeitgeist, then that is not irrationality at all. Instead, it is loyalty to Torah truths, no matter what is in vogue at the moment. We should be happy there are Rabbis who adhere to our 3334 year old heritage as we received it at Sinai.
If, however, you are referring to so-called leaders who bend to the whims of major donors by accepting or even promoting 'alternative lifestyles' or other anti-Torah behavior, then you may be right - they have no rational reason for their stance other than self-preservation, which no logical argument will overcome.
BTW - please note that the Orthodox Rabbi will not accept a 'lifestyle' but will always accept the person who has chosen it - since he follows the Torah dictum to chastise your BROTHER for his wrongs - specifically because you love your brother do you choose to call him out.


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