2 thoughts on “From Polish Skinhead to Orthodox Jew – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. A couple of lines I didn’t like–

    “Today, though, Michael Schudrich, the chief rabbi of Poland, said he considered Poland the most pro-Israel country in the European Union. He said the attitude of Pope John Paul II, a Pole, who called Jews “our elder brothers,” had finally entered the public consciousness.”

    I don’t think the struggle to eradicate anti-semitism should be linked to being “the most pro-Israel country in the European Union”, not when Israel behaves like apartheid South Africa.

    “Ten years after the revelation that 1,600 Jews of the town of Jedwabne were burned alive by their Polish neighbors in July 1941, he said the national myth that all Poles were victims of World War II had finally been shattered..”

    What should have been shattered is the notion that one can line up ethnic groups into a category of “good” and “bad”, along with the notion that being a victim necessarily means you are incapable of committing or supporting atrocities yourself.

    Millions of Poles died in WWII apart from the Holocaust, so it’s possible the majority of Poles lost someone close. So many of them might be victims and anti-semites simultaneously.

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