The response to yesterday’s post was both surprising and gratifying. The comments by our readers are so insightful, so profoundly moving that Seraphic Secret is using today’s post to answer all the lovely comments.
We have reached a unique moment in history. And by we, I mean Torah Jews — Jews who observe the rules of kashrut, keep the Sabbath and endeavor to fulfill the 613 Mitzvahs contained in the Torah.
In the past, Christianity was overwhelmingly hostile to Judaism. This hostility expressed itself in myriad social and religious forms. Europe, for Jews, was frequently a slaughterhouse. Sometimes, it was convert or die. At other times, it was just plain die.