Daniel and Daniela discuss religious observance of secular Jews in Israel and the week’s tragic events.
A weekend bar mitzvah celebration leads Daniel and Daniela to discuss the religious preferences of most secular Israelis. Why do most secular Israelis attend what would be considered abroad an Orthodox synagogue? They also describe how “traditional” Israelis observe Shabbat.
Then, they say that assigning collective guilt to Jews for the murder of Jesus has now been replaced by other such collective accusations for the actions of individuals. When a Muslim commits murder, many people are quick to announce that he is a “lone wolf.” But Israel is not given the same courtesy. Israeli society does not endorse or encourage these acts, say Daniel and Daniela. We do not teach our children to hate. We are as collectively responsible for this atrocity as we are for the actions of any thief, pervert or murder in our society.