So, unfortunately, there is a lot of discrimination and hate out there.

Often, I see, hear, or read lots of anti-Semitism.

People don’t like what I write in my blog, that I eat Kosher, Keep Shabbat, or that I wear a head covering or whatever.

I get things like “Dirty Jew!”

Sometimes, “Get out! Go back to Israel!”

Or when I try to express myself, “Uh, the Jews control the world,”

The funny thing is if Jews control the world, why do I feel like I don’t control anything!

I feel so small and insignificant in a way in the realm of G-d’s great universe.

Where I am but a speck of dust.

I see tall skyscrapers.

Huge mountain ranges.

The deep oceans.

The rolling plains.

The infinite stars in the sky.

I see a world with hundreds of countries.

And billions of people.

And I see me, and I am just a person.

And I see the Jewish people — a tiny minority.

One that has been subject of pogroms, inquisitions, exiles, destruction, and genocide — over and over again.

I grew up pretty poor and watching my parents work so hard to try just to support the family.

I think Jews don’t control the world.

I certainly don’t think I control even my day.

The reality is only G-d is in control.

And for that, I am most humble and grateful to the L-rd above. ;-)

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Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.