Anyway, we were eating with some friends on a Friday night. The food was good, the conversation intellectual and funny. Seven adults, one kid. This happens, sometimes. And when it does, the kids hear what we have to say.
Only this time, the conversation was decidedly AGAINST hypocrisy.
An American who made aliyah tells the story of a practicing Catholic female colleague who came to visit Jerusalem.
He took her on a tour. They stopped at a winery. We have wonderful wineries in Israel. Anyway, when a man travels with a woman in Israel it is assumed she is his wife. And if that man is wearing a kipah, it’s assumed that he is Jewish. People assume she is, too.
The tour guide, seeing that this is a married Jewish couple said, “We’re going to taste the wine later, but don’t worry! No goy has ever touched one of our bottles in the vintaging of our wine!”