It’s Been A Rough Month
This past month i have lost someone i knew to a terrorist attack in Israel when he was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist and now this ,the attack and murder of 11 Jews inside a synagogue in America..
We are some 14 million in the world . That is nothing …The Nazis and their accomplices in Europe ,the Poles ,the Hungarians,the Ukrainians killed 6 million of us 75 years ago.Their blood still cries on the land of Eastern Europe..Most of you may not understand what i am talking about .I know that ..
Considering that the Jewish people constitute a mere one half of one percent of the world’s population, Jewish contribution to religion, science, literature, music, medicine, finance, philosophy, entertainment etc., is amazing….
In the field of medicine alone, Jewish contributions are staggering and continue to be so. It was a Jew who created the first polio vaccine, who discovered insulin, who discovered that aspirin dealt with pain, who discovered chloral hydrate for convulsions, who discovered streptomycin, who discovered the origin and spread of infectious diseases, who invented the test for diagnosis of syphilis, who identified the first cancer virus, who discovered the cure for pellagra and added to the knowledge about yellow fever, typhoid, typhus, measles, diphtheria and influenza. Today, Israel, a nation only 70 years old, has emerged at the forefront of stem-cell research, which will, in the near future, give humanity unprecedented medical treatment for degenerative diseases.
23 % of Nobel winners are Jewish …
We have given the world so much in art and entertainment and writers and scientists and and music (did you know most of the Christmas songs you sing are written by Jews?) did you know the cell phone technology was invented by Jews . Did you know the cancer treatment and many medical breakthroughs and pills and techniques were mostly invented by Jews .
We are not better than anyone but we are special. I am not afraid to say this.
Most of us Jews experience anti semitism in our lives .
I have experienced it all of my life whether it is blatant or hidden as it usually is ….growing up in French Canada it is prevalent to this day … a sly reference to Jews being cheap, Jews killed Christ ..Jews are cunning and are loud,to the word Hebe being carelessly thrown around to the anti Israel perception ….the rhetoric from Lewis Farrakhan last week that he is an anti termite and Jews are termites and this remark was given a pass by the Left sickens me . I
Likewise the Right sickens me..those Christian evangelicals who praise the Jews but only to fulfill some delusion they have about the end of days ..
So here i am .
Israel as always has my back and i can always find a home there but here i am here and now and what to do? what to do?
I go on as before with sadness in my heart as i mentioned and today i ride 20 miles and i lift weights and i go to the ocean and i say a prayer and i fill up my heart with love because that is all i can do.
This will take time….
This is my Great Great Grandfather by the way ….and this was the synagogue in his small village
It’s Been A Rough Month