D., who was released from prison this week, was incarcerated in one cell with six other girls; now she’s dreaming about the boy she met for a moment in the prisoners van.19:00 29.04.16 | 1 comments
Again, if the surname were German, Polish, Russian: no problem, the man's a Jew. If it's Spanish... hmmm. Oh, that's right, not all Sephardim have Arabic or Hebrew surnames. But G-d forbid it's an Irish name. I believe there's an Israeli model whose surname is Griffin, by the way. Right out of Tanakh. Perhaps, in addition to "correcting" this hillul HaShem of Amar's, we should correct the type of thinking (prejudice) that presumes Jewishness (or lack thereof) on the basis of a surname. There are quite a few "Irish" surnames that are now common among American Jews. Maybe when someone bearing such a name travels to Ireland, they'll be directed to the nearest synagogue.