Monday, July 30, 2007

A new kind of discrimination

Social workers are compelled to seek and destroy discrimination and injustice. We fight for the rights of the underprivileged and battle for the oppressed.

Most social workers find their calling in the advocacy of the same old demoralized populations: The poor, the elderly, minorities, blah, blah , blah. How cliche.

As a social worker with true idealism I aim to go beyond ordinary oppression, and find discrimination in new places.

And I believe I have found my calling: Nusach sefard siddurim.

Anyone who davens Ashkenaz can go into a nusach Ari shul and easily find a siddur of their nusach. These nussach Ari shuls have the consideration to place a few siddurim for the minority in their midst.

Can the same be said for nusach ashkenaz shuls??? Nooooooooooooooo.

Go into any Young Israel and find me a nusach sefard siddur. Go ahead. I dare you to try. You'll be searching for a long time.

Is this fair? I SAY NO!!!!

Join me brothers as we combat this nusach Ari discrimination, and then we can all live in peace.

(By the way, the stuff about ordinary oppression at the top of this post is a joke. It is kind of sad that I need to spell that out, but from my minimal experience blogging it is clear that I do.)


Anonymous said...

First It's the siddur, the next think you know - there will be demands for V'yatzmach Pirkunei in Kaddish.

It's a slippery slope!

MoChassid said...

Actually you CAN find them ( a small handfull) at YILC. Could be cause the Rabbi davens nusach sefard (don't tell anyone). At YIW, Fuggedabodit.