A Whole Congregation of Bad Jews
If I had a nickle for every time a Franklin County Jew told me they were a "bad Jew," I could pay for parking downtown for a year. I am deeply curious about what people mean when they say this. Perhaps there is some version in their mind of what a "good Jew" is (beard? bent over a book?) and in their minds they do not resemble this picture. Perhaps it is short hand for "Don't nudge me to come to services, rabbi! I don't understand services and I don't get much out of them." It breaks my heart to be a person people run from in the Stop and Shop.