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  •  You seem to keep trying to make what others (0+ / 0-)

    believe somehow matter - I don't understand that.

    They can believe they go to the great pasta salad in the sky, it doesn't make a difference to me or have any impact on how I live my life as a Jew.  

    It's what they do that is rude and off putting - trying to convert me or tell me "what the Torah really means is..." - and that is something Muslims do NOT do.  So they're even less of an issue.

    •  What other's believe matters when you're (0+ / 0-)

      ostensibly describing/critiquing they're beliefs.

      What you actually believe as a Jew trumps whatever notions someone may have of your supposed beliefs. The reverse is equally true.

      Vis a vis your point about Muslims, while this may be your personal experience, it's certainly not universal. Islam is very much a proselytizing faith.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 05:20:27 PM PDT

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      •  maybe to other people it is (1+ / 0-)
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        but they tend not to try and convert Jews as a general rule - and certainly in comparison to Christians they try a lot less.  I live in the deep south - I have Christians all up my ass trying to save me from Torah.  I've known and know plenty of Muslims - and they ask me if I noticed that there's a new brand of NomNoms that are both kosher AND halal.  

        It's a completely different relationship.

        And that's all I really care about - keep your beliefs over by you and don't bother me with them - and I'll do the same.

        •  Being from the deep South myself (1+ / 0-)
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          I understand exactly what you mean and can't disagree. I had the good fortune to grow up in a city in a predominately Jewish neighborhood. Consequently I was insulated from a lot of crap attitudes.

          Nonetheless, I have relatives who are just as obnoxious as you describe.

          Nothing human is alien to me.

          by WB Reeves on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 07:56:11 PM PDT

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