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Opinion | Where Does Rabbi Voice Come From? - The New York Times
It was parodied on “Seinfeld” and is all over Woody Allen, full of rhetorical questions, sentences that meander and end on a rise. It’s my esteemed childhood rabbi beginning a high holiday sermon with a description of his own breakfast: “While eating a cherry Danish this morning, I was reminded of King David. …”
rabbivoice  culture  jewish 
13 days ago by yorksranter
I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on | Stanisław Aronson | Opinion | The Guardian
> The truth is that, as a Pole and as a Jew, as a soldier and as a refugee, I experienced a wide spectrum of behaviour at the hands of Poles – from those who sheltered me at risk to their own lives, to those who sought to take advantage of my vulnerability, and all possible shades of concern and indifference in between.
> And although the Third Reich destroyed my world, it was a German woman who saved my life by introducing me to the men who would recruit me into the Polish underground. No nation has a monopoly on virtue – something that many people, including many of my fellow Israeli citizens, still struggle to understand.
jewish  holocaust  hackernews  judaism 
15 days ago by briandk

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