The Rabbi’s Tear

By MIchael Lesher

In part:

Why don’t we weep at the sight of a massacre of helpless children by a cruel and racist killing machine that purports to act in our name?

Why don’t we cry over the fact that our indifference to Palestinian suffering – indifference that grows more appalling with every passing day – proves that we have failed even to be human, let alone to be properly Jewish?

Let us not mince words. We Orthodox Jews have allowed traditional Judaism to degenerate to the level of a Nazi cult. And if we can’t cry over that, all I can say is that God may have other ways of bringing us to tears – and that if, one day not long from now, we find ourselves paying a price for our inhumanity, we will not be able to say that we didn’t deserve it.

Rabbi’s tear.

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