Culture, Identity, Politics, Religion

Please Dont Bomb My Shul

Of late, for a variety of reasons, I haven’t gone to my Chicago shul much. Between indie-minyans and leading services for the Jewish elderly, there’s not been much occasion for me to enter the institutions into which I purportedly refuse to set foot…
Still its scary to learn of the plot this week by getting emails from them about these bomb threats.
Mr. Al-Quesadilla, please dont’ bomb the the shul that I don’t set foot in. If its not going to be there for future generations of Jooz to use, I want it to be because of my principled stand, or at least the one I am purported to take (until I too have kids), rather than a due to your clumsy but scary terrorism attempt.
At the very least, I would prefer the aleph-bet soup Jooish defense organizations to exploit this event by soliciting funds in the name of defending Jooz from the very real turbaned boogey-men under our beds and laser printers. That way even more of us can be turned off by heavy-handed scare tactics (like we haven’t had enough of that with the elections…). It is not without irony that I hear the whir of printer drums warming up to spit out millions of fear-filled solicitation letters.
Now, I have to write a paper for Stephen Cohen and my printer is running low. Can anyone send me a spare a toner cartridge?

8 thoughts on “Please Dont Bomb My Shul

  1. Interestingly, one of the shuls was actually Or Chadash, a GLBT congregation housed at Emanuel. So they not only hate Jews, they specifically seem to hate Gay Jews. Talk about twice blessed…

  2. So if they succeeded there definitely wouldn’t be any Jews being begatted anymore from the membership of Or Chadash.
    And if they failed there probably wouldn’t be any Jews being begatted anymore from the membership of Or Chadash.
    And I thought Arabs once were good at math (they invented algebra!)

  3. Emanuel where Or Chadash is houseed also has a multi-generational congregation and is home to a Hebrew school and Chicagoland Jewish Day School. Does it matter who they targeted?

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