We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Normal life is an everyday miracle, revealed in the warm embrace of mother and child, in the sweet songs of praise (Hallel) sung on festival days, at a family meal in the sukkah, in bride and groom under the wedding canopy. And yet, for Jews as ultimately for all human beings, normal life is a fragile miracle, one whose preservation requires a more-than-normal spirit, a more-than-normal courage, a more-than-normal faith.
Sorry, but I just don't buy it. I'm Jewish, and over the years I've known a lot of Jews. They are not a religious bunch of people. Sure, they talk a big game. But 98% of them don't include religion or philosophy into their daily life at all. The only time that I hear Jews talk about morality, or sacredness, is when there is a photo opportunity. It's almost all for show. Most Jews in America are very political. Hard Left. And they really do believe that socialism, or communism, is the answer to all of our problems.