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Shalomtoyou 5 points ago +5 / -0

You answered your question with Jews having strong roots in Bible, religion and G-d.

A lot of the Reform Jews.... and I was raised as one... just don't.

Judaism got watered down to being "not christianity." Pet liberal causes make their way into synagogues.

I started going to Chabad services. That's a brand of Orthodox Judaism that you'd recognize with the black hats, black coats, etc. (Like Dr. Zelenko). Not ALL black hat / black coat jews are Chabad... there are other sects, but Chabad is one of the best known, and they do a lot of outreach to all Jews, including the secular / reform kinds, trying to bring them back to Judaism.

A couple weeks ago I was speaking with a Chabad Rabbi. And I told him what happened at my childhood synagogue, after I visited after many years. My childhood Rabbi was long gone. he was replaced by a woman Rabbi. I want on a Yom Kippur service. During the service she took a moment to give a sermon... where she ranted against how little Walmart paid their employees.

Yom Kippur is the holy day of atonement. It's when you fast to atone for your sins and the sins of community. For your personal greed, selfishness, arrogance, vanity, try to cast those vices aside and be a better person. And that Rabbi twisted it to some socialist rant.

The Chabad Rabbi I told this story to nodded and said: "You'd be surprised how often I hear stories like that."

BTFO 1 point ago +1 / -0

Very interesting and insightful. Thank you for sharing that. Honestly it doesn’t sound too much different than the “Christian Church” lately. So many churches over the last 6 years have cucked out completely. I bailed on my church when they started bringing in guests such as MLK’s relative to talk about how white people are bad and how black people are oppressed and what us white folk should be doing to help fix this “problem”.

Shalomtoyou 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes! I had these conversations with many of my Christian friends. Same problems. Getting distracted by the CRT cult (golden calf). Or as I jested to one Christian friend when I was discussing a certain lack of observance in the local reform synagogue. "It would be as if your pastor's Christmas sermon... he talked about Santa Claus instead of Jesus."

From the look she gave me, I think that actually happened.

But it really comes down to... do we read the Torah? the Bible? Or what's hip in the newspaper?

muhqtardtho 2 points ago +2 / -0

Imagine being related to MLK and still judging people by their skin. I legit hope this isn't true lol.