Let My People Know

"How did people commit suicide in ancient Rome?"


It seems that the Jewish people has chosen a method of self-destruction somewhat reminiscent of an ancient Roman custom. 

How did people commit suicide in ancient Rome? 

A person would get inside a warm bath and cut his own veins.

Then he would sit there and bleed quietly, peacefully, unto death. 

This is what is happening to the Jewish people nowadays.

There is a constant bleeding, not dramatic, but ongoing and unceasing.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From On Being Free, p.6, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz