Wednesday, February 5, 2014

We are Family

     After reading the following blog post by Rabbi Maryles it really got me thinking. I appreciate knowing that great rabbis have relatives who observe all stripes of Judaism. It makes them seem more human and it makes people who are bt or who do not have the "right" yichus feel that they can attain greatness no matter what their background. King David himself was the descendant of Ruth who was a Moabite and look who he became.
    If we have learned anything from the Pew report we have learned that anyone who is Jewish today is not so far away from having good yichus because after assimilation there is so much intermarriage that a family is no longer Jewish after barely a generation.

1 comment:

Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

We might be family but so were Eisav and Yaakov