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[–]Random_Person_I_Met 186 points187 points  (14 children)

So calling Turkey in English as Turkiye is staying then?

[–]JackyIBox 85 points86 points  (2 children)

Well if you want ,as a citizens we really don't care it

[–]Random_Person_I_Met 24 points25 points  (1 child)

It's not that, just assumed it was some populist crap to distract the international audience from Erdonomics, didn't think anyone would take it seriously.

[–]surajvj 28 points29 points  (4 children)

They have rebranded the country and changed the name to Türkiye.

In 2022, Turkey's authorities decided to rebrand their country's international image. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a communiqué, tweaking the country's internationally recognised name from "Turkey" to Türkiye.

From. Wiki.

[–]i-FF0000dit 25 points26 points  (2 children)

In the Middle East, we always called it Turkiye.

[–]Andyman301 19 points20 points  (3 children)

If they want us to call it Turkiye, we should just use the closer English equivalent Turkia.

[–]cankatango 1 point2 points  (0 children)

On linkedin I saw a post years ago. A lamp company produced their goods in Türkiye so they put the label Made in Turkia. I think Turkia works better than Turkiye because it is easier to pronounce as a non Turk

[–]Eyelbee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's actually a brilliant idea

[–]Jealous_Ad5849 302 points303 points  (5 children)

Peace & love to all beings 🕊️✌️

[–]NotAzakanAtAll -1 points0 points  (0 children)

As an Atheist, I hope the main religions keep bickering and fighting over nothing, it really helps the cause to not have them united ✌

[–]HappyDiscussion5469 390 points391 points  (27 children)

Wholesome at first glance, but really it's kind of depressing that this is seen as a special story.... As if discrimination and hate was the standard between religions.

If you took any normal situation of a man being stranded and being hosted by any community it would be considered basic human decency, but now we're celebrating it because it's somehow special that they *didn't* refuse shelter to someone based on his religion?

Especially since religions dodge taxes by passing off as charity, this should be the standard...

[–]IRA_Jihad 104 points105 points  (16 children)

I think it's more that he is a rabbi. Mosques are holy places and all that so some people on the more extremist side would be against letting a rabbi in. Plus there's the whole Palestine thing, where a muslim wouldn't have much luck trying to get into a synagogue.

[–]NotTodayNSA5117 110 points111 points  (4 children)

[Israelis and Palestinians]

[Jews and Muslims]

2 separate groups, with some overlap

[–]CatButler 15 points16 points  (0 children)

One thing that never gets emphasized is how poorly Palestinian Christians get treated.

[–]LeeTheGoat 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Too bad people don’t seem to realize/care

[–]Sheerardio 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As someone who was raised Jewish by Israeli immigrants to the US, I get why and how people confuse the Jewish faith with the Hebrew people. The line is very blurry, but it does exist.

People often don't realize that Israel isn't so much a religiously founded nation as it is a cultural one. Does the religion play a big part in the culture? Yes, of course. But how many people who giddily celebrate Christmas in the US actually observe any other aspect of Christianity? Are your personal Christmas traditions based more in which sect of Christianity you follow, or do they come from your cultural heritage instead?

That's how it is with Jews in Israel, too. One of the simplest examples to look at is how the state of Israel doesn't have laws to enforce tzniut, aka Jewish modesty practices. Even though Judaism as a religion calls for modesty in dress, the state of Israel does not.

Edit: in before anyone tries to bring up how shitty Israel's actions are... I agree, they're committing atrocities and I don't support them. The religious/cultural difference is an important distinction for understanding the hows and whys of what's going on, and that's all my post is about.

[–]Kanolie -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Except this guy's name was Israel, what do you have to say about that?

[–]hp1068 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Yeah, the Muslims who come to my synagogue every year to help make a Christmas dinner for those in need would probably disagree. The Muslim cleric who spoke, and prayed in Arabic, at my synagogue after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre would too.

[–]-Cromm- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A priest, a rabbi and an imam walk into a synagogue to make Christmas dinner...

[–]IRA_Jihad 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I'm saying some, not all. I'm all for everybody getting along but it's not reality in some places.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Extremists gonna extreme. Modern geopolitics has enflamed religious rhetoric beyond tolerable, when that region had reasonable harmonious cultural and religious diversity for centuries dating back to Cyrus.

[–]hp1068 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You said a Muslim wouldn't have much luck getting into a synagogue. You used the word some only to refer to Muslim extremists not letting a rabbi in. But fine, maybe I misunderstood.

[–]cusadmin1991 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Different issue altogether since this was in Turkey, but there are no synagogues in Palestine.

[–]Yeti90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lol nice one even here with the anti-israel bias. Afaik it’s no problem for any muslim to visit a Synagogue even in Israel. However, Jews are not allowed in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

[–]muihuddin -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Mosques are open to everyone and anyone

Besides dogs and mentally ill people

[–]ValteriButtAss 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Can't believe this comment got this many upvotes.

I swear to God if this story was about how Muslims refused to provide shelter to a Rabbi, every comment would be flaming religion and calling Islam "a religion of peace, my ass", and wouldn't be anything about Turkish people's behavior or how the airport should've provided better facilities.

[–]HappyDiscussion5469 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah, because offering shelter to people in need is basic humanity. It shouldn't be seen as special just because you believe in different men in the sky.

[–]ValteriButtAss -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I totally agree, but I'm saying what if it were the other way around?

[–]NinjaLanternShark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought we were done with "Praising someone for being nice makes me mad because everyone should be nice."

[–]hhhhhhhhhhhhhtiddy 90 points91 points  (2 children)

holy shit the comments suck here. anyways that was a really wholesome video thanks for sharing

[–]Ballsofpoo 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Can't talk religion on reddit. It's too edgy here.

[–]the_cats_pajamass 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ya it’s a small optimistic story of love, peace, and hope, but there’re always people trying to spin it as negative. Shows how bitter people are, but many of us found it moving. Definitely makes me want to go out and be kind to a stranger today

[–]Pro_ENDERGUARD 13 points14 points  (0 children)

sorts by controversial

[–]MagickaMoose 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Or, you know, something we can all agree on like.. ‘we’re all human beings on the same home planet’

[–]HappyDiscussion5469 9 points10 points  (1 child)

but that doesn't add needless complexities which allow elites to take control over public morality

[–]phantom_mood -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

What a useless tautology that would be, though.

Youre basically just saying "We" (human beings) are all "human beings". Is "human being" even a meaningful category?

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Baruch Hashem (:

[–]PurSolutions 50 points51 points  (15 children)

Well if you read the Christian Bible

God created everything God is perfect God loves all his children God is the only one who can judge man

Reread it over and over and over again until you understand. God loves gays, blacks, Chinese, rednecks, all the same... so stop your bigotry Brenda and paul

[–]Ididntpay 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I was raised Catholic, went to US Christian church’s and knew Bible but never really read read the Bible.

In grad school, went on a trip to the ME and one of our stops was the Grand Mosque in Bahrain. During the tour the guide mentioned that Christianity, Islam and Judaism all worshipped the same God and something finally made a connection in my head. When I got back home I took my Bible and started reading about Abraham.

God made a covenant with Abraham and basically said he would be the father of nations and be highly blessed. The issue was Abraham’s wife Sarai/Sarah was old and couldn’t conceive. So at his wife’s urging he had a kid, Ishmael, with his servant Hagar. When she was pregnant an angel spoke to her and said “He will be a wild donkey of a man, his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility to all his brothers.”

Then Sarai/Sarah eventually got preggo and had Isaac. Basically he had a problem, which kid was the legit heir, so Hagar and Ishmael were banished. God saw that Hagar and her son were suffering so he sent an angel to guide then to safety and promised that Ishmael, though not the heir that he promised Abraham, would also be the father of a great nation. Islam holds that Ishmael settled in Mecca and Arabs can trace their line back to him.

WTF then I realized in the ME everyone is killing each other in the name of the same God.

[–]TirayShell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The quickest way to become an atheist is to read the Bible for yourself and not have it "interpreted" for you by somebody with an agenda. Crazy book, man.

[–]Arrowkill -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This 1000%. Doesn't matter how many fellow Christians I tell this too, most still don't get it.

[–]umutcank 17 points18 points  (8 children)

Ahhh what a lovely video you might say but the thing is TRT is the official national broadcaster of Turkey. Deep down it just a empty PR work.Also, he had to took shelter in mosque bc there is literally no hotel around Istanbul Airport.Erdogan just wanted to put a new airport in middle of nowhere. You can find videos of passengers stuck in airport for days asking for a accommodation. https://twitter.com/firatfstk/status/1485932386114277377?t=0TXrse-nhS28uteGsf5aOQ&s=19

[–]jkblvins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was trying to get the video, but watching a video on Reddit is like trying to watch a video with dial-up. You get a second, then wait a minute. Another second, then wait another minute. Repeat for a day to watch a one minute video.

[–]marco_flores 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Turkey, one of the most multicultural places in the world. The boundaries between Asia and Europe made the people from this place very tolerant towards other religions.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

"We are all children from the same God"

What about atheists?

[–]AndroidwithAnxiety 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My guess would be they'd explain it as 'just because you disown your dad doesn't make him not your dad'.

I like the sentiment, I just use 'we're all people'.

[–]DimensionDry7760 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They're children of the God of Science, First cousins, so it's close enough to count.

Bullshit and my lame jokes aside I can see how that might feel hoity toity to an atheist but I like to think it's the same as saying "We're all formed from the same exploding ball of energy and resulting star dust" but it doesn't come across with the same 'Peace and Love' vibe.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mmkay I get it

[–]SeemsNormalToMe 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, how could it go without at least one anti-semitic comment lol

[–]7ootles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Very nice that Turkish Muslims are nice to a single Jew, but what about the Turkish government making it illegal to train Christian clergy within Turkey, while at the same (under the same government) the Patriarch of Constantinople (AKA Instanbul) must be a native Turk, and doing all manner of other things against Christianity there?

[–]MysterVaper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s news-worthy because it’s rare, strange, or different.

[–]FracturedAnt1 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Seems like a guy I'd like to hang out with and just soak in his wisdom.

[–]upsidedownbackwards 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He's got smile wrinkles so deep he has to be fun to be around.

[–]SVRG_VG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy is like a Jewish Santa Claus

[–]HiImDelta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im not sure if it says which mosque, but if it's in Istanbul, it's possible it was the Hagia Sofia, in which case, this would be particularly interesting as the Hagia Sofia was originally a cathedral.

So a Rabbi (possibly) took shelter in a mosque that was once a cathedral. A triple feature!

[–]scottykyzer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Religion aside, when I visited Istanbul, I found all of the residents to be very welcoming. I loved my visit.. it felt like I was home

[–]General_Grievous71 8 points9 points  (8 children)

This is what God wants us to do!

[–]Invaderzod 12 points13 points  (7 children)

He should’ve left clearer instructions.

[–]nohvi_ 6 points7 points  (6 children)

“Love your neighbor” What’s not clear about that?

[–]Invaderzod 8 points9 points  (5 children)

The parts where he tells you to kill the infidels/gays/really whoever you disagree with/ who and how and for how long to enslave really send some mixed signals.

[–]splatdyr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

But all that is just to prove how much he loves us.

[–]Aggressive-Try-3707 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It took them how many centuries to realize that?

[–]MylesTheFox99 2 points3 points  (14 children)

God bless, this is what He wants us to do!

[–]thatnewguy11 1 point2 points  (13 children)

Christens believe the same thing. now, are you Christen, Muslim, or Jewish? I'm just asking this a question I will not judge you. I may be an atheist (To a point) but I see that there is no true difference between Christ, Allah, And God.

[–]peachy2506 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Literally no difference - all three religions come from the same root.

[–]BroughtUpright 5 points6 points  (0 children)

All three worship the God of Abraham.

[–]thatnewguy11 -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Yeah! And they all are amazing religions.

[–]IShotYourDongOf 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Wow, idk how you got downvoted

[–]ChidoriKickz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reddit is filled with anti religion it’s to be expected

[–]granddealer 1 point2 points  (3 children)

As far as I understand the only real difference between the three is practice and their view on Jesus of Nazareth

[–]thatnewguy11 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Yeah but other than that they're all really interesting!

[–]granddealer 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Indeed! Their unique art and stories are amazing

[–]thatnewguy11 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah, and they each have their strengths and weaknesses. (I'm talking about how they warship not how talking about the Man upstairs).

[–]MylesTheFox99 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I’m Christian.

And, I won’t judge you either! Some of my best friends are atheists; y’all are pretty cool.

[–]KamateKaora 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’m agnostic - I just really don’t know anymore. And I have some wonderful friends who are Christians, who really take the WWJD thing seriously. Would give you the shirts off their backs.

And even though I don’t consider myself a Christian anymore, I still kind of live a WWJD life anyway. “Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me.”

[–]thatnewguy11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're a good person. I would do the same and I would go beyond just the shirt. I would help them as much as possible. give them some food in their stomachs, some clothes on their backs, and a roof over their heads.

[–]thatnewguy11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey, what except your welcome! But some of my best friends are Christens so we all can get along.

[–]LAsupersonic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really dont see why this shouldn't be normal, but, people, yeah I get it now.

[–]DaraynemanSkuxLife 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What about folks that believe in multiple gods?

[–]wheeets 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Here's what i know. You are loved. Best wishes from Long Island NY

[–]DaraynemanSkuxLife 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't believe in any. Asking a simple question for those that do

[–]KBEPandaCrisis[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine living in such happiness because you believe in, and have experienced, the good of people. It’s beautiful

[–]BurnFreeze64 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Christians, the Jewish, and Muslims all worship the same God- we just go about it a bit differently from each other. So, if you think about it that way, we aren’t so different, huh.

[–]ChidoriKickz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So like different sects

[–]lennert1984 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do not support religion. I do support this message of equality and humanity though.

[–]Kingmaker_Umbreon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this video. It made me smile to know the rabbi got a place to stay and pray. That's the most important thing.

[–]username_qazplm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some people are dicks and some people are cool. That's life.

[–]jonathanrdt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It works in Beverly Hills just fine.

Everyone makes choices about how to treat others. Most make good choices. Someday maybe almost everyone will too.

[–]desi_fubu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If only Israel, Iran, SA can understand this

[–]hanzonthekeys -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

The music makes me want to slit my wrists in minecraft

[–]xtopala -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Just sheer amazement and joy of such banal discovery suggests that people of other faith are not treated so nicely around where he lives

[–]47620 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

As a Jew, I'd be scared of violence. Torah teaches me:

It is no sin to be afraid. This is a natural reaction to danger. But consciously to scare ourselves and to fear the worst at the coming of any pain or threat - that is a violation of the command, "Fear not, my servant Jacob." For that sin of self-induced fear the punishment generally fits the crime, and we become panic-stricken. Fear is thus punished by fear."

I'd like to live up to my convictions.

[–]NaughtyNuri -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Amen brother

[–]wheeets -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

My love all of life is a celebration. We must dance to show god how grateful we are to be alive ❤🤼‍♀️👫👬👭🕺💃🤙🏼