Quote by William Shakespeare: “I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew...”
I Am a Jew
To the editor: I am a Jew. My vote has always gone to a person who has a strong moral compass. In the world of politics, sometimes it is the lesser of two not-quite-moral people. President Trump would never get my vote. To the editor: I heard our president say that any Jew voting for Democratic candidates is either disloyal or uninformed. To the editor: I have not seen a great rush by Democratic leadership in the House and Senate to defend Reps.
I am a Jew because Judaism values argument and doubt over revelation and belief. Talmud, Baba Metzia 59b. I am a Jew because Judaism sees women and men as equal manifestations of the Divine. Genesis I am a Jew because Judaism encourages us to wrestle with rather than follow or submit to God. I am a Jew because Judaism is a commentary on how to understand and live the Golden Rule. Talmud, Shabbat 31a.
Judea and Ruth Pearl. Order online from Jewish Lights Publishing. The late Daniel Pearl, of blessed memory, by stating "I am a Jew" to his terrorist captors before being murdered, proclaimed his affiliation to a religious and national entity and his being part of Jewish history. This declaration encompasses a way of life, beliefs, and views. To be a Jew means an outlook on worldwide issues, founded on Jewish principles based on the Bible. To be a Jew means to belong to a faith, which gave humanity the belief in one God and universal values, that has accompanied humankind since the founding of the nation 3, years ago at Mount Sinai, when we sanctified our faith and received the Ten Commandments.
I am a Hasidic Jew because I believe in serving God with joy and love. I am a Haredi Jew because I believe in serving God with fierce devotion and loyalty to tradition.
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