Sunday, July 15, 2007

reverse Ahavas Yisroel


There was one Aliya left...
2 possibles candidates
One “sheiner yid”..
You know the type..
Another
In the back..
No hat..
Perhaps a BT..
My gut was to go with the one in the back..
My Rav perplexed...
Wanted to know why
I wasn’t giving the first guy..
I was about to tell him..
I’ve been in the real world
Long enough..
To be impressed..
When I realized..
I’m just as guilty..
As he..

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23 Comments:

Blogger The Dreamer said...

So true.
I'm guilty of the same.

July 15, 2007 12:17 PM  
Anonymous chana said...

you are wise.

so many boast open-ness & non-judgmental-attitudes by being just as narrow as they say they're above.
it takes real honesty & unusual objectivity to see past that...

i respect you for that.

July 15, 2007 2:13 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

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July 15, 2007 3:15 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

that's what I'm talking about

July 15, 2007 3:17 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

dreamer...
yup...
tell me more my child...

chana...
Thanks..
Thats exactly it..In our thoughts of justice and righteousness and disdain fr what we perceive as vain we can be guilty of stereotyping in the worst way...

lvnsm...
well..keep talkin girl..

July 15, 2007 10:19 PM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

Good for you for realizing it.

July 15, 2007 10:41 PM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Nobody is non-judgemental.

What I would like to know: after your realization, how did go / would you have gone about taking a decision in the end?

July 16, 2007 1:04 AM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Sorry for the syntax error above...

July 16, 2007 1:07 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

uh... who you callin "child"?

July 16, 2007 3:37 AM  
Blogger exsemgirl said...

So so true. We all are judgmental and judgmental about those we percieve to be more judgmental than ourselves...

July 16, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

bas...
indeed

fashionista...
Thankd for stopping by..
I ended up giving the one the Rav wanted me to..

dreamer...
isnt that what they say..during confession?

exsem...
you got it

July 16, 2007 8:16 PM  
Anonymous m00kie said...

i dont get it :(

July 16, 2007 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Allie said...

An extreme of this behavior are those people who can't stand when people are always taking the jewish person's side... so they end up always sticking up for the non jews... i know a few of those myself..

July 16, 2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

True a perfect time to work on it.

July 16, 2007 11:17 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

forgive me, father, for i have sinned...

July 17, 2007 3:09 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

mookie...
thats cuz u dont know what a "sheiner yid is..

allie...
So true..
The need to show ur not like one way can lead to the other extreme..which is just as bad..

swfm...
yes..if not now..when?

dreamer...
oh shoot..i forgot what I'm supposed to say now..

July 17, 2007 7:40 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

Speak, my daughter, speak so that I may absolve you of your sin.

July 17, 2007 10:25 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

:P

July 17, 2007 10:26 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

dreamer...
ahh yes..
umm How do u know it so well?

July 17, 2007 8:40 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

david - you mean you've never been at confession?
Father Gregory and I are best buds.
:P

July 18, 2007 12:44 AM  
Anonymous S said...

lol

July 18, 2007 2:59 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

dreamer...
nope..never sinned..

s..
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July 18, 2007 4:44 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

and you said that you never thought you were perfect... lol

July 22, 2007 2:36 AM  

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