All day on Sunday was a whirlwind, nothing bad, Thank God, but it was a doozy. The kids had to be in completely different places, plans kept changing, but luckily we helped and others helped us, and we figured it all out. I did not have time to think of what to write all day, and then right before I had to head out for night classes; I saw a description of Jews that made complete sense to me.
“The world is absurd. Ugly absurd. To repair ugly absurdity, you can’t just be normal. You need an alternative absurdity. A beautiful absurdity. We call it ‘divine madness’.”
Rabbi Tzvi freeman
Especially today, we see the ugly in our faces, blatant and uncensored. All I can do is be my authentic self, and teach my kids to shine their light. This is the only way I know to operate in this world, this is how I was raised, and nothing will ever make me feel low or bring me down.
I like the words “Divine Madness,” its an amazingly accurate description of the strength of the Jewish people which is sometimes shocking and misunderstood. Antisemitism is everywhere, and I am grateful for people that call it out, www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/10/29/uc-berkeley-paper-apologizes-for-anti-semitic-cartoon/.
Keep strong and shine!