Jew: A noun rather than an adjective. Many of the appellations attached to “Jew” seem to serve very little purpose other than dividing our people. A Jew is a Jew is a Jew. It’s rather simple even for the extreme literalists among us.
This morning I had a very odd conversation with a financial administrator at the hospital where I receive most of my health care. As I have previously shared I have paid medical expenses in excess of my annual salary this year and borrowed money from the bank on top of it to take care of life-sustaining health care procedures and treatments. It’s the way things are and I am grateful to have had the ability to pay thus far though it is a struggle.
There are things that really make me angry which creates a conundrum for me. Trying to balance the giving into uncontrolled anger as a form of idolatry with the instances in which justifiable anger is allowed, is for me, akin to trying to make a Slinky go up the stairs. ( If you have to ask what a slinky is, you are not as old as me and you missed one of the greatest toys ever).