"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

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.
 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.

[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.}

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