Unfiltered Story #32678

Unfiltered | April 8, 2017

(I go to pick up my kid and see a David’s star on her jacket.)

Me: “Hey, what’s up with the David’s star?”

Daughter: “Oh, we did a World War 2 thing. I was a Jew.”

Me: “Did you tell the teacher you ARE a Jew?!”

Daughter: “No. I didn’t want to make a scene.”

Me: “Stay here. I’m going to have a chat. I’ll explain why later.”

(I then walk into the classroom, slam the door and rip into her in Hebrew which she didn’t understand.)

Me: “What religion are you?!”

Teacher: “Christian.”

Me: “So you are telling me you can’t understand the language of your savior and you can’t understand why it’s a horrible idea to put a big gold David’s star on a Jewish girls jacket?!”

Teacher: “I didn’t know she was Jewish.”

Me: “Her last name is Levi! Did you even look at the forms to see her father’s name?” *it’s so far from English everyone pronounces it wrong* “Or the fact that she speaks multiple languages? You ever think it’s weird she doesn’t say dad, she says Aba?!”

Teacher: “She wears a David’s star necklace all the time.”

Me: “You’re an insensitive idiot. I’ll be reporting you.”

(I then went home, told my daughter about how her great grandfather was in the war, she was named after great grandmother who was gassed, and made her sit through ‘Schindler’s List.’ It’s a huge difference to be proud or to be marked for selecting.)