David Dabscheck

Our Skewed Priorities

“Can someone name a minority group in Israel?” I once asked a class of high school seniors at a well-known Jewish day school. The students — the apple of the Jewish community’s eye — suddenly became fixated upon the floor tiles as they studiously avoided eye contact with me. Finally, one girl slowly raised her hand and answered, “Umm, the Druids.” Confused, it took me a moment before I realized what she was getting at. “Oh, you mean ‘the Druze’?” “I guess,” she replied before adding, “what’s the difference?”