Daily Archives: 09/04/2009

Gays and Jews: a rhyme

Today is the first day of Pessach and to celebrate this lovely Jewish holiday I will bring Jews together with another joyous people: homosexuals!

Ever since I was a child I’ve had contact with Jewish people. They have been in my classes, work, love life and very often part of my circle of friends. Hearing what they say about the difficulties of being a Jew sparks numerous comparisons in my mind about the two minorities referred in the title. I shall highlight here some of the similarities, but know that there are more.

Gays & Jews:

  • will always be a minority;
  • have been persecuted for centuries (and still are being);
  • are constantly worried about acceptance;
  • are more than often unable to forget the fact that they gay or/and Jewish;
  • always know or want to know or pretend to know who’s gay and who’s not a Jew;
  • meet in special places, reserved just for them;
  • usually have a higher cultural level;
  • only (or mostly) date their own people;
  • like parties and celebrations &
  • just are what they are.
Jews, gays, gays, Jews

Jews, gays, gays, Jews

One last comparison that really makes me happy is the fact that a great number of Jewish and gay people, so tired of persecutions and prejudice, fight against all of prejudices’ ugly faces and types of manifestation. I’ve always believed that minorities should stick together and raise their voices against stupidity and narrow-mindedness.

This combination is definitely kosher.