So, unfortunately, there is a lot of discrimination and hate out there.
Often, I see, hear, or read lots of anti-Semitism.
People don't like what I write in my blog, that I eat Kosher, Keep Shabbat, or that I wear a head covering or whatever.
I get things like "Dirty Jew!"
Sometimes, "Get out! Go back to Israel!"
Or when I try to express myself, "Uh, the Jews control the world,"
The funny thing is if Jews control the world, why do I feel like I don't control anything!
I feel so small and insignificant in a way in the realm of G-d's great universe.
Where I am but a speck of dust.
I see tall skyscrapers.
Huge mountain ranges.
The deep oceans.
The rolling plains.
The infinite stars in the sky.
I see a world with hundreds of countries.
And billions of people.
And I see me, and I am just a person.
And I see the Jewish people--a tiny minority.
One that has been subject of pogroms, inquisitions, exiles, destruction, and genocide--over and over again.
I grew up pretty poor and watching my parents work so hard trying their best to support the family.
I think Jews don't control the world.
I certainly don't think I control even my day.
The reality is only G-d is in control.
And for that, I am most humble and grateful to the L-rd above. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)