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We shall overcome
WE SHALL OVERCOME
The gunman. I will not use his name. He has woken in me an eternal truth that comforts me.
Some are born with darker skin, gay, or are otherwise categorized outside of “normal,” I was born Jewish.
His hate for me stems from some sense that I could choose otherwise.
That I could renounce my ways. That I could be redeemed. But, I am unrepentantly a Jew.
I choose to be Jewish, just as the Jewish doctors who operated on him chose to operate on him. I choose to believe in humanity. I choose to believe the words of Zechariah 4:6. “Not by might and not by power, but by spirit alone shall all be redeemed.”
Me, like millions before me. Deep in my heart. I do believe.
WE SHALL OVERCOME SOMEDAY.
Rabbi Brian Zachary MayerI’m glad you are here. Really. I know this is just a website. But, if I think of it as my home on the web, I want you to feel at home. Let me know if I can be of help. And, if you haven’t signed up for the newsletter, let me suggest that you do. It’s pretty awesome – something spiritual in your in-box 40 / 52 weeks a year.