My friend Robert Avrech wrote a scathing response to an opinion piece that Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky wrote for The Jewish Journal. It is called Kanefsky: Rabbi to Fatah and it is the inspiration if you will for this post.
I disagree with Kanefsky for a variety of reasons, but I don’t want that to be the focus of this post. This ties in far better with a conversation that I have had with my son and business partners.
It is about recognizing opportunity. Each day we have the chance to do something with our lives. At just short of seven I try to make it an easy lesson. I talk about trying to take advantage of the chance to learn something in school. To quote him “He get’s it.”
As Robert points out pieces like Kanefsky are swallowed whole and regurgitated for propaganda purposes by terrorists. They see an opportunity to use Kanefsky’s words against Israel. I too see an opportunity. In this case we can use Kanefsky’s piece as a tool for education. We can and should take the time to deconstruct it and point out the flaws.
It is part of the beauty of blogging. In past years the general public’s ability to try and push a message to the masses was quite limited. But those days are past. Now we can respond. Now we can use our blogs as a platform to present our message and to correct inaccuracies that are presented as fact.
It is just a matter of recognizing the opportunity.