I've Been Spitting Now For Close To Two Decades. And, To Be Honest, Until Recently It's Always Made Me Uncomfortable

You serpents, generation of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of hell? Mt.xxiii.xxxiii. 

Here is the Jew curse or prayer that all good Jews say when confronted with the reality of Jesus Christ Crucified:
"They (gentiles) fall prostrate before empty varik* and pray to a God who can offer no salvation"
*varik or "vanity" varik is a euphemism for Jesus

It is customary to spit when uttering the word varik.

Now here is a Jew who is tired of his Jewish tradition of spitting like a viper:
I've been spitting now for close to two decades. And, to be honest, until recently it's always made me uncomfortable. I'm not talking about the kind of discomfort of spitting in the home of some rich guy, or spitting when I'm davening on an airplane, or spitting when I'm with a bunch of folks who don't spit and think spitting is disgusting.
I'm talking about spitting even when I'm smack in the middle of a Chabad shul where everybody spits. Of course I do spit. G-d forbid I wouldn't spit, especially in a Chabad shul where everybody spits. My discomfort doesn't come from concern about external judgment, it comes from within.
Now, it's true some of my discomfort came from being brought up thinking that a good boy like me shouldn't spit. And some of it comes from the simple unpleasantness of the act of spitting. And some of it came from not knowing how to spit cleanly so there weren't lots of dribbles on my chin afterwards.
But most of it came because it didn't seem to be the thing to do when you're praying to the Almighty. And it seemed superfluous to me. But since the Rebbe spat, who was I not to spit. And since the Rebbe spat then I knew there must be something vital to the spitting. Spitting By Jay Litvin Read More>>>>
He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be baptized by him: Ye offspring of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come? Lk.iii.vii.


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