David Bogner has written some excellent posts recently about the importance of not judging others. This past shabbat, we were short 2 for a minyan, and asked 2 secular teenagers complete with body piercings (all in the head zone) if they could help us complete the necessary 10 adult quorum needed for our minyan. They enthusiastically helped us out -- in fact, they were thrilled to participate.
A reader sent me this video clip, and its a perfect example of why we shouldn't judge others based on externals. It should be an important message to us all.
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