The fight with my kippa

How many among us can claim that a feeling of piety grows within us when we wear our kippa all the time?

November 15, 2018 20:27
The fight with my kippa

WORLD WAR I trench warfare: ‘The way to reach God is through spiritual warfare, and all we can hope for is to catch a glimpse of His existence.’. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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I need to be honest. I am contemplating taking off my kippa. Why? you might ask. I no longer want to be observant.

Observance, for me and for many young people, has become irrelevant. It has been used by large sections of religious Jews to live in self-assured ease. Their religion is part of their contentment. But who wants to live in contentment? Religious observance has become a tool to comfort the troubled. But, as Rabbi Louis Jacobs once said: It is time that religion is used to trouble the comfortable.


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