Jan 21, 2022 |
Jesus is a Jew| The Rev. Philip DeVaul
Jesus is a Jew
"I have learned that I have not listened to marginalized voices enough. I have learned that I have been conditioned to decide what racism is rather than deferring to People of Color on the matter, that I have been conditioned to decide what sexism is, rather than deferring to women on the matter, and so on. I am learning to listen, to defer to the expertise of others, to allow myself to be transformed by listening.
For the non-Jew, this kind of listening absolutely must extend to our Jewish siblings. We have to listen to them. They are telling us they experience antisemitism with stunning regularity. They are telling us they are scared simply to be themselves. They are telling us they don’t enter a synagogue without searching out the nearest exit just in case. They are telling us they feel the need to defend their very right to exist."