Comments on: Debate over who’s a “real Jew” roils Argentine Jewish community Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: messy Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:26:53 +0000 If one has to pay the price for it, then one is genuine. It’s the Refomim who are the “genuine” Jews.

By: Izzy Mon, 16 Jun 2008 20:34:38 +0000 What part of “It’s having a life based on all the Torah’s teachings” did they object to?

Was it “Loving your neighbor as yourself?” Or helping the poor and destitute. Or, perhaps it had something to do with belief in G-d?

Maybe it was the Ten Commandments?

Unless I’m missing something in the translation, it appears that Borger’s comment was spot on for a “Jewish” organization. And, the complainers’ arguments have more to do with their own problems than with any non-inclusive attitudes of Mr Borger.

In addition, the article here on Faith World states: “he was quoted in the press as saying he wanted the group to represent “genuine Jews” who live strictly by the Torah.” Nowhere does he *EVER* use a word that represents “strictly.” Inclusion of the word “strictly” is pure editorializing on the part of the writer of this article.

By: gpope Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:01:46 +0000 This is exactly what is wrong with this world today, one groups attempt to exclude another on the basis of allegedly being “better in some way or another,” when God put us all on this planet together. Instead of seeking ways to bring people together and to learn from the historical mistakes of ALL RELIGIONS AND RELIGIOUS PERSECUTIONS, we turn around in 2008 and continue along a path that has only been self destructive, totally divisive, counterproductive, dehumanizing, and destined to destroy so-called civilized society and our environment as we know it today. WHEN WILL YOU LEARN THAT WE MUST COME TOGETHER, HELP EACH OTHER PROSPER AND LIVE OUR VERY BEST LIVES, NO MATTER WHAT SO-CALLED RELIGION YOU WISH TO PRACTICE!!!

By: Rob J> Sun, 15 Jun 2008 19:05:07 +0000 Wow. What a reaction? “Genuine” can only mean what Mr. G. Borger said. Personally, I am saddened by his comments so early in his tenure. Makes you wonder what is to come next?

I am most impressed and honored by how the leading members of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association spoke very openingly about the purpose of inclusion. Why would some one like myself (a non-Jew) care? We’ll when people are left out anywhere, because others define themselves as better, then I care. Comments usually lead to actions. If Mr. G. Borger feels that way within the Jewish community then he must have an even more contemptuous view of us outsiders too. I have friends and family of all races, religions, nationalilities, and ethnic backgrouds. We are inclusively “Genuine”.

I love Argentina. Viva Argentina. So many more great things to come from Argentina. Keep the message of unity.

Rob J>
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