"Disloyal Jew"

“I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”  Donald Trump. President of the United States

"Disloyal Jew"

By Reb Irwin Keller

[Reb Keller’s website is https://www.irwinkeller.com/   He lives in Sonoma County California and is a student member of Ohalah, the Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal.} 

 I am a disloyal Jew. 

 I am not loyal to a political party. 

 Nor will I be loyal to dictators and mad kings. 

 I am not loyal to walls or cages. 

 I am not loyal to taunts or tweets. 

 I am not loyal to hatred, to Jew-baiting, to the gloating connivings of white supremacy.

 

 I am a disloyal Jew. 

 I am not loyal to any foreign power.

 Nor to abuse of power at home.

 I am not loyal to a legacy of conquest, erasure and exploitation

 I am not loyal to stories that tell me whom I should hate. 

 

 I am a loyal Jew. 

 I am loyal to the inconveniences of kindness. 

 I am loyal to the dream of justice.

 I am loyal to this suffering Earth 

 And to all life.

 I am not loyal to any founding fathers. 

 But I am loyal to the children who will come 

 And to the quality of world we leave them. 

 I am not loyal to what America has become. 

 But to what America could be. 

 I am loyal to Emma Lazarus. To huddled masses.

 To freedom and welcome, 

 Holiness, hope and love.

 

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