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Old 02-25-2019, 03:27 AM
 
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I can't wait until it is pointed out that a lower case t doesn't belong to anyone and everyone should feel free to wear it.

It isn't about permission but about clarity.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:22 AM
 
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A non-Jew who wears a Star of David or a Chai should consider that they could be opening themselves up to anti-semetic attacks.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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A non-Jew who wears a Star of David or a Chai should consider that they could be opening themselves up to anti-semetic attacks.
I recommend that you, and others, consult a dictionary before using the word "semetic," or even "Semitic," when what you mean is "Jewish."
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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My question is about the Star of David. I need to know if it would be considered offensive for someone who is not Jewish to wear one. My reason for wearing one would be simple. I admire the Jewish people. ...
And what is more important to you, the qualities that you admire or the reaction you might get by advertising that admiration?

There is an interesting term called BIRGing described by Wikipedia as follows:

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Basking in reflected glory (BIRGing) is a self-serving cognition whereby an individual associates themselves with known successful others such that the winner's success becomes the individual's own accomplishment. The affiliation of another's success is enough to stimulate self glory.
Another thing that comes to mind is מַרְאִית עַיִן (marit `ayin) which refers to avoiding the appearance of impropriety. So, for example, it's a an otherwise warm and lovely Yom Kippur day and you are out enjoying a double beef whopper with cheese at your favorite Burger King. Many will simply ignore you (and your Star of David) but some will see an apparent Jew blatantly disgracing her traditions. How does this convey admiration?

There are many ways in which you can demonstrate your admiration: two that come readily to mind would be a modest donation to the Anti-Defamation League or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

L'shalom.
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:35 AM
 
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And what is more important to you, the qualities that you admire or the reaction you might get by advertising that admiration?

There is an interesting term called BIRGing described by Wikipedia as follows:



Another thing that comes to mind is מַרְאִית עַיִן (marit `ayin) which refers to avoiding the appearance of impropriety. So, for example, it's a an otherwise warm and lovely Yom Kippur day and you are out enjoying a double beef whopper with cheese at your favorite Burger King. Many will simply ignore you (and your Star of David) but some will see an apparent Jew blatantly disgracing her traditions. How does this convey admiration?

There are many ways in which you can demonstrate your admiration: two that come readily to mind would be a modest donation to the Anti-Defamation League or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

L'shalom.
That’s a decent point, but a friend of mine who was raised Orthodox would run to McDonald’s everyday for lunch break and even invited me once or twice...I declined of course...His knowledge of Torah was excellent, so, McDonald’s was a mystery to me...
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:34 AM
 
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That’s a decent point, but a friend of mine who was raised Orthodox would run to McDonald’s everyday for lunch break and even invited me once or twice...I declined of course...His knowledge of Torah was excellent, so, McDonald’s was a mystery to me...
You are too easily mystified ...
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:06 AM
 
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You are too easily mystified ...
Your point?...
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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My guard goes up among gentiles who wear Jewish symbols. There's nothing specifically offensive about wearing them specifically, but my suspicions have never been proven wrong. There seems to generally be an ulterior motive.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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Old 02-26-2019, 02:38 PM
 
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