TTAG’s rabbi [above] has agreed to show me the SHOT show ropes. I am blessed. Unfortunately, not all Jewish spiritual advisors share the rabbi’s Masada-informed perspective on self-defense. This website has highlighted the fact that deeply misguided American Jews have led the charge for gun control. As a fellow member of The Tribes, I can say it: the truth hurts. I mean really hurts. Here’s another rabbi writing for the Huffington Post, a sanctimonious polemicist who knows not what he does . . .
Joy comes in the morning, the inspiring words of Psalm 30, is a reminder that joy brings light, light brings joy, and together, they bring new life. We are still in mourning over the losses in Tucson, even as we pray for the continued miraculous recovery of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, may God heal her and the others injured, but now is the time, in this national grief, to get ready, after our initial mourning period ends, to assert a desire for choosing life, to affect serious change, to finally pass and ratify serious, sensible and life-saving gun control laws, and not them lapse, as we did with the Brady Bill, which could have potentially saved us from this tragedy. As we emerge back into the world, let us emulate Dr. King, emulate Moses, emulate God, and seek peace, seek pathways to greater success for peace, speak to one another with kindness and respect, try to see the good and decency in one another, focus on what unites us rather than what divides. In speaking of little Christina Taylor Green, the nine year old killed, President Obama said “I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. All of us – we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.” I couldn’t have said it any better. And so, until we have a moral leader, to these words, I say amen.
I say I just threw up in my mouth a little.