[Video below.] We live in a world with tens of thousands of Jews estranged from their heritage, and we must do everything we can to bring them back. There is a spiritual Holocaust out there, no question. But where do we draw the line when it comes to kiruv? Does everything go? Can we simply employ all measures and engage in all endeavors to try to lure assimilated Jews back to Yiddishkeit?
I ask this question especially after seeing a video emailed to me. It is a supposed Chanukah spoof, but something about it rubbed me the wrong me. It doesn’t seem remotely Jewish, and even if there are non-frum Jews out there who will “appreciate” it, doesn’t it cross the line?
I found it distasteful. If you felt otherwise, by all means tell me. But I think we have to start erecting some boundaries in the way we present and promote our holy lifestyle. We must teach with kedushah, not with wildness or the flavor and style of our surrounding culture.
Just one man’s opinion.
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A Concerned Jew
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