Bad Jews

Class. A middle-aged liberal Jewish woman starts talking to me.

"What do you think of Shlomo Carlebach?" she asks.

"He did some good things. He did some bad things."

"I saw a religious Jew doing a really bad thing this week. It’s why we’re hated. He threw a handful of flyers out of his window. They were flyers for his shul on La Brea. I went up to him and yelled at him: ‘Do you know anything about Torah? Do you know anything about kabbalah? You are the reason people painted swastikas on my home [in a non-Jewish area of Dallas].’

"And he was smoking a cigarette. He flicked it on the ground. I hate that.

"Do you care about Mother Earth? I’m a psychic healer."

Another middle-aged woman walks over. They embrace and tell each other, "You look gorgeous!"

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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