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Baruch Mizrachi, z”l and family
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi
It is incredible what political simpletons Jews are. They shut their eyes to one of the most elementary rules of life, that you must not “meet halfway” those who do not want to meet you. — Ze’ev Jabotinsky
It is too painful…
This is such an important yet underrated scene.
Kol ha-o-lam ku-lo gesher tzar me’od
V’ha-i-kar lo l’fached klal—
The whole entire world is a very narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to fear."
- Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (via quotes-of-allkinds)
- Tumblr user rightofreturn (via naase-vnishmah)
- Rabbi Katz (via because-i-got-chai)
he go through zhe star
to buy candy bar
he is boy with zhe taste for eenvention
Jews have never been entirely happy about the idea of philo-Semitism. The volume’s [Philosemitism in History, a collection of essays] introduction begins with a Jewish joke: “Q: Which is preferable—the antisemite or the philosemite? A: The antisemite—at least he isn’t lying.” This may be too cynical; closer to the bone is the saying that “a philo-Semite is an anti-Semite who loves Jews.” That formulation helps to capture the sense that philo- and anti- share an unhealthy interest in Jews and an unreal notion of who and what Jews are. Both deal not with Jewishness but with “Semitism,” as if being a Jew were the same as embracing a political ideology such as communism or conservatism.
- Adam Kirsch, “Frenemies: an anthology on the concept of philo-Semitism shows that ‘Jew lovers’ have often been just a shade better than anti-Semites—and sometimes no better at all,” published in Tablet magazine, 2011. (via libhobn)
Ha I know most of these people LOL xD
ANTWERP: THE LAST SHTETL IN EUROPE
A walk through Antwerp’s traditional Jewish quarter, just across from the central train station, is like a visit to Europe’s last shtetl. About 20,000 Jews live in the Belgian port city, most of them Hasidic or quite orthodox. Yiddish is often the language of choice. Long-bearded men with distinctive fur hats and black overcoats exchange greetings, while children ride bikes in front of jewelry shops, their long sidelocks swaying cheerfully.
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