Saturday, January 29, 2005

Just a Thought

R' Asher Wade once made a comment that struck me as, unfortunately, true:

"Don't judge Judaism by the Jews."

Yes, it's true, we are supposed to be making a kiddush Hashem in the world...and apparantly we're not doing such a good job, if the blogworld has any say in the matter (which I have other thoughts on, but that's not for now.)

But don't throw away something TRUE just because you see people that aren't living the life that seems ideal to you, or if someone does something that you find inconsistant with Torah Judaism. There are so many that ARE living such beautiful lives that you should model yours after. Or, if your way seems the best way for you to fill Ratzon Hashem (The Will of G-d), then go ahead! Torah IS real, and IS eternal, and has sooo much to teach us. One bad experience (or even two) should not be enough to turn you off. As I keep saying, when you look for good in people, it's amazing how much you can find.

Look for answers. From people who know. You'll be amazed by how much you can find once you stop complaining and start honestly searching.


Jen said...

Such wonderful posts lately. Thank you for the link to R' Feldman's post on cross-currents.

TRW said...

Thanks for the positive feedback, Jen! And Stx( sent me the link for the cross-currents article. She tends to come across good posts...and she shares so nicely! ;)