Sunday, June 04, 2006

Finally an attack on the self righteous jew

Oh...I've always had it in me, it was just a matter of time before the Blog became my platform.

I've always seen this self righteous type of religious Jew as the nemesis to the light unto the nations. The Jew who sees their duty as telling everyone else off for what they are doing wrong.

Recently I witnessed someone do something nice for an SRJ (self righteous Jew). They were purely and utterly doing the deed to make the SRJ happy, not realising what they were doing was actually wrong in terms of halacha.

Now- don't you think the SRJ, if they were an SRJ would overlook the transgression (seeing they aren't an adjudicator in any case) and see the beauty of what the regular jew was doing??
If the irreligious Jew is not on the same level as the SRJ what's the big deal? The irreligious jew isn't trying to be more religious in any case.

I don't see why there is this constant need for SRJs to police people. Not only do they piss people off, but they make religion something of a negative instead of a positive. By appreciating the goodness of what the other person was doing this situation could have been something totally different. There would have been no resentment and an overall appreciation for Judaism at that one moment.

Everyone should just mind their own biz-nazz. Like screw ma'arit ayin and stuff not going to the movies during the omer (movies aren't what they used to be back in the 50s)!!

Yes, we may all dabble in the lashon hara and live our lives on the grapevine that weaves its way through the community, but ultimately in the end, Judaism is about living your life the way that makes you a better person. You should feel better about the things you do and how you do them because you are guided by a thing called yiddishkeit and not because you are afraid of how the word is going to spread about that night you pashed so and so on a drunken bender.

1 comment:

Eb said...

It's times like this when I wish I could speak hebrew... No, not really.