« Torah Thoughts 31 December 2021 Parsha Va'eria | Main | Torah Thoughts 14 January 2022 - Beshalach »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Yitzchak Zweig

Shalom -

It was brought to my attention (and I was delighted to see) that I was quoted in the above article - the essence of which is so important for us Jews to consider. I would like to make one comment, though. Perhaps I wasn’t clear in my initial article (I have to go back and re-read to see if I made the error there as well) so I want to set the record straight.

We need to think of ourselves as Jews first (as mentioned above) - in other words we are American Jews not Jewish Americans. The question is which is the noun and which is the modifying adjective. Jewish Americans mean we are in essence Americans but of Jewish descent. American Jews means we are first and foremost Jews and we just happen to be Americans now. It’s a subtle difference in language but a huge difference in perspective. Another way to think about it is; Why are we called Jew-ish???? Moslems and Christians are direct nouns but Jew-ish seems like a description - kinda like a Jew. Something to consider. - YZ

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

February 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28        
Blog powered by Typepad