Disloyal Jew

Dr. Mike Ghouse   August 22, 2019   Comments Off on Disloyal Jew

Here is an appropriate response to President Trump’s senseless comment, “I think any Jewish
people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”  Donald Trump. President of the United States.”

No one has to prove his/her loyalty to anyone. Loyalty, faithfulness, and love are personal feelings, the love you have for your mother/land is between you and the mother and not anyone’s business.

I admire this poem by Reb Irwin Keller.

“Disloyal Jew”

By Reb Irwin Keller

[Reb Keller’s website is https://www.irwinkeller.com/   He lives in Sonoma County California and is a student member of Ohalah, the Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal.}

I am a disloyal Jew.

I am not loyal to a political party.

Nor will I be loyal to dictators and mad kings.

I am not loyal to walls or cages.

I am not loyal to taunts or tweets.

I am not loyal to hatred, to Jew-baiting, to the gloating connivings of white supremacy.

 

I am a disloyal Jew.

I am not loyal to any foreign power.

Nor to abuse of power at home.

I am not loyal to a legacy of conquest, erasure and exploitation

I am not loyal to stories that tell me whom I should hate.

 

I am a loyal Jew.

I am loyal to the inconveniences of kindness.

I am loyal to the dream of justice.

I am loyal to this suffering Earth

And to all life.

I am not loyal to any founding fathers.

But I am loyal to the children who will come

And to the quality of world, we leave them.

I am not loyal to what America has become.

But to what America could be.

I am loyal to Emma Lazarus. To huddled masses.

To freedom and welcome,

Holiness, hope and love.

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