If you’re a Jew, you stick out.
You can’t eat what other people eat, can’t go where other people go. It’s not always comfortable.
But Judaism isn’t about comfort; it’s about pleasure.
When you stand tall, disciplined, and committed, living with morality and authenticity even if others laugh, if you are honest and decent and pure, even when others are not, there’s a deep pleasure within you.
You can look in the mirror and say “My life is meaningful, it’s Godly.”
That’s the pleasure of making hard decisions and sticking with them.
~ R’ Yitzchok Breitowitz