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Each side feels like a victim, and they are both correct. But neither sees that they are also the victimizer of the other side. Each is both victim and perpetrator. Each sees the other’s crimes, while blind to its own crimes.
07:39 PM - Oct 19, 2023
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Jerry Wechsler
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A Jewish scholar once sat next to me on a flight. I told her I was not bar mitzvah’ed, but she said that in fact, I was. She said the ceremony is not the bar mitzvah; being aware of, and taking responsibility for, one’s own acts is the bar mitzvah.
She understood what real religion is, IMHO.
10:44 AM - Oct 20, 2023
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Ritual and dogma are not religion; they are meant to serve as metaphors or symbols for the inner, esoteric ’Metanoia’ or ‘change-of-mind’ that is the goal of all the great teachings.
10:47 AM - Oct 20, 2023
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