A nice Whatsapp: Why are there always Jews everywhere?

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I dont use to do this, but I received today this anonymous whatsapp and want to share with you all!!!!!


Why are there always Jews everywhere?

Why does it always seem that Jews are so present on the world stage?
The numbers do not close. It is a population that constitutes less than 0.2% of the world’s population, and so and all monopolizes so much attention that one would think that we are a million. It’s like there’s a room with two thousand people and a weak man in a corner that everyone wants to talk to (or disturb) him!


Jews sometimes do weird things. One example is the widespread practice of “credit review”.

Many Jews have the habit of checking the credits at the end of the movies in search of Jewish names. With each discovery they radiate pride: Look! Lighting assistant … Mo Goldstein! Catering manager … Beth Cohen!

This strange practice comes from a very deep place in the Jewish psyche. Jews share a spiritual bond with one another. When we find Jews anywhere in the world there is an immediate connection, an affinity, a sense of unity. We are like a big family.

When Jews appear on the news, we take it personally. When Israel is attacked, we feel pain wherever we are. When a Jew wins a bronze medal in croquet, we all share the victory. And when we see a Jewish name in the credits of a movie, we get excited.

Maybe other peoples do this too. But I do not think so. This deep sense of connection makes the Jewish people unique among all the peoples of the world.

This is the reason why statistics do not apply in the Jewish people. No Jew is a mere individual. We are a collective soul, part of something bigger than ourselves. We may be a small dot in the census, but we do not operate according to normal demographic principles. Our strength is not measured in our numbers, but in our unity.

The destiny of the Jewish people is to be a strong voice of kindness and morality in the family of the people. When we join our community and commit to the shared vision of our people, we are a formidable presence.

Not because we are millions, but because we are one.


First Synagogue after the Inquisition

In the “Distrito Centro” (Downtown District) of Madrid, a couple of minutes walking away from Puerta del Sol, and only if you are very good observer you may find this. The building where the first Synagogue in Madrid (and Spain) was opened on Feb 3rd. 1917(Shevat 11th,  5677). This centre was active until 1939 when the Spanish Civil War was finishing. The name of this Synagogue was Midrash Abarbanel, to homage to the Memory of Rabbi Yitzjak Abarbanel, who works in middle ages for the Kings of Castilla, Portugal and Naples.


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Auschwitz in Madrid

First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak because I was not a Communist. Then, they came for the Social-Democrats, and I did not speak because I was not a Social-Democrat.

Then, they came for the Trade Unionist, and I did not speak because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then, they came for the Jews and I did not speak because I was not a Jew. Then, they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.

German Pastor Martin Niemöller, incinerated 1937-45 in the Sachsenhousen and Dachau Camp.   

For more than one year we are having in Madrid the Itinerary Exhibition of “Auschwitz: not far away, not long time ago”; it is very real, detailed and objective about what was the Shoa, specially this Concentration Camp and how was the social and political environment in Europe and America at those terrible moments.

I was visiting it yesterday and it is something that I really recommend to anybody passing through Madrid. More than 350.000 people have already visited the exhibition that has been extended until Feb 3rd 2019.

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