Category Archives: Judaism

Remember All The Victims on Holocaust Memorial Day

My heart is so heavy today, thinking about the innocent men, women, and children who perished for no legitimate reason during the Holocaust. While Jewish victims receive the most attention, there were many, many others who were also terrorized, abused, and murdered. We need to acknowledge and remember ALL of the victims. Every single one was a person, had a soul that was created by God, had done nothing wrong, and deserves to be honored.

The Jewish Virtual Library has compiled the most accurate list, with so many victims, it’s hard to even conceive of such evil.

Number of deaths broken down by group:

Jews: Approximately 6 million.

Soviet civilians: Approximately 7 million (including 1.3 million Soviet Jewish civilians, who are included in the 6 million figure for Jews).

Soviet prisoners of war: Approximately 3 million (including about 50,000 Jewish soldiers).

Non-Jewish Polish civilians: Approximately 1.8 million.

Serbian civilians: Approximately 312,000.

Disabled People: Approximately 250,000.

Romani Gypsy: Approximately 200,000.

Jehovah’s Witnesses: Approximately 1,900.

Criminal offenders :  Approximately 70,000.

So often, when statistics are quoted, the individuals are lost in the magnitude, but we need to focus on each and every single person, what they sacrificed, and how they can never be compensated. The least we can do, as a society, is to make sure that the past is not repeated and put an end to genocide.

The killing must stop, along with hatred, violence, cruelty, and prejudice. Love, compassion, faith, and tolerance are the answer. And for those who think that Holocaust education isn’t important, look at this chilling statement…

Disgusting “At Least I’m Not Jewish” Shirt Pulled From Zazzle

Zazzle, an online gift company that offers customized products, has pulled a shirt that reads “At least I’m not Jewish” from their website.

This disgusting product was produced and uploaded by a 3rd party seller. According to Algemeiner, that same individual was offering “At least I’m not Christian” shirts as well. 

While I firmly believe that Zazzle should be evaluating everything offered for sale on their site, they did respond properly after being notified and pulled the offensive merchandise immediately. 

I truly don’t understand the appeal of these shirts. What is wrong with being Jewish or being Christian? Why is it bad to love God, to love the Bible, and to commit yourself to living a Biblical life? Anyone who thinks otherwise is in need of help. 

Let’s see someone flip this around and start making “Proud to be Jewish” and “Proud to be Christian” shirts that promote good values and morality. The Secular Humanist agenda is so destructive and really needs to be muted. Trashy shirts that insult religion have no place in a decent society. 

Tu B’Shevat Craft – Easy Branch Centerpiece

The Jewish Journal has created a lovely centerpiece that’s perfect for Tu B’Shevat aka the New Year for Trees. Consisting of branches, yarn, and pom-poms, even the least artistic among us can easily make it.

This would be a fun and affordable activity for the whole family, especially if you have a bunch of mismatched, leftover yarn hanging around. For those who are more ambitious, add sequins and/or glitter!

The Jewish Community Must Boycott The Women’s March

A disastrous appearance on The View has showcased the deeply anti-Semitic views held by Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory. Given an opportunity to renounce her support for Islamic extremist Louis Farrakhan, she refused, confirming that she indeed called him “The Greatest of All Time” years ago and still holds that opinion today. 

Mind you, this is a man who constantly attacks Jews and Israel, who leads a group that’s on the terror watch list, who tweets insane statements like “Jews are termites…Jews are slave masters…Hitler was a wonderful man…” and other offensive garbage.

Mallory, along with her equally atrocious co-founder, Linda Sarsour, are some of the worst anti-Semites I’ve ever seen! Their March has never been about helping women; rather it hurts women by promoting a dangerous and biased agenda. 

Even though this information has been public record since 2017, the most liberal members of the Jewish community refused to believe the truth, choosing instead to be apologists for these sick people. However, even they have their breaking point and it seems that all Jewish support for the Women’s March has evaporated (as it should). 

Rabbi Hirsch summed it up best, explaining why his congregation wouldn’t participate anymore: “In the aftermath of Pittsburgh, anti-Semitism can no longer be a narrow concern. If you tolerate or are sympathetic to those who are prejudiced against Jews, we cannot stand with you. If you deny Israel’s right to exist, we cannot stand with you.”

A splinter group, the “Women’s March Alliance,” will be holding a competing event in NY this weekend and some Jews have endorsed the counter-march. Personally, I want nothing to do with either group. They do not represent me or my views. Instead of encouraging unity, as Americans and as women, they want to divide us.

I would strongly encourage everyone to boycott the Women’s March crowd, especially the Jewish community. Their values are NOT our values. We should only associate with good groups that promote true empowerment for all women, not a select bunch of lunatics and radicals.