Thursday, November 21, 2013

the hebrew word for "cling"

after listening to a lot, I think I understand why so so many Jews become Buddhists.  It is the exact opposite.  Judaism is all about clinging, and Buddhism is all about "letting go". Sorry to over-simplify, but this is important.   I read this fascinating piece in the New Yorker about a Hungarian right-wing extremist anti-Semite who ultimately discovered his grandmother was a Holocaust survivor.  He contactacted a Lubavitz rabbi and converted in a big way.  "God bless him", is all I can say.

I thhink that.s a little exrteme, but you know that I believe in honoring one's forebears, so go for it -- better than  the alternative, which is mass hatred and violence.    

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