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                                                             January 1, 2017/3 Tevet 5776

 Good or Bad for the Jews . . . & Chanuka

Little Susie, age 7, came running over to her grandfather.  “Grandpa, grandpa,” she cried, “a tiger just escaped from the zoo!” Calmly, the old man placed the girl onto his lap.  “I heard, sweetheart, but tell me, is this good or bad for the Jews?” Susie stared at the old man, totally confused. In polite English the little girl was confronted by a non sequitur (a statement that is not connected in a logical or clear way to anything said before it).
Maybe little Susie is a bit too young to understand her grandfather’s sense of humor, or, perhaps, his wisdom borne from years of experience.
Read this recent tweet:
Sargeking on Dec 24, 2016 9:07 am said:
“There’s certainly no love lost between Bibi and Barry, especially if you factor in the Democrat Operative contingent Obama dispatched to Israel to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu. The bad memories over the Obama Regime will be very long in Israel.I hope the feeling is also embraced by the rich American Liberal Jews, who keep funding the biggest and worst Democrats decade in and out! I must agree with Mark Levin on this. He calls them ”self-haters!”
 
Nobody should be surprised by America’s recent abstention at the Security Council resolution condemning all Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria and in east Jerusalem as “illegal.” Nobody should be surprised that over 70% of American Jewish voters fell for Obama twice, in 2008 and in 2012.
 
  • I am the LORD thy God.
  • Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  • Thou shalt have no no graven images or likenesses.
    The first three commandments of the Decalogue make it very clear that as Jews, we have no bond to idolatry.  Idolatry has evolved from worshipping graven images to bowing down before the lure of wealth, social acceptance by the majority, and narcissistic arrogance. The bulk of American Jews at one time had good reason to identify with “liberalism” but liberalism has been hijacked by Israel-bashing leftists who, in a nutshell, warn American Jewry: “if you want to remain part of the ‘movement’ [to borrow the term from Bernie Sanders, another  self-hating ---], “then you must divest yourself from Israel, an imperialist entity foisted on the poor Arabs who are the rightful residents of Palestine.”
    Liberalism has become the new Deity for the bulk of American Jews who bow down to it and burn incense at its altar.  We should not forget that the Maccabean wars were as much a civil war between Torah Jews and assimilated Jews who had fallen in love with Greek culture as a fight against the Greek-Syrian political establishment. The American liberal-Democratic icons who supported Israel—Henry Jackson, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy, et. al.—have long since passed away only to be replaced by the jackals on the far Left who support BDS and who are howling for Israel’s blood and demise.
    Remember, it was not always America’s foreign policy that the settlements were “obstacles to peace.” Obama ushered in this doctrine which has been the mainstay of his attitude toward Israel for the past eight years. Obama, like his J-Street lackeys and his liberal Jewish sycophant bootlickers, truly share the slogan, “My mind is made up—don’t confuse me with the facts!”
    For the record, Obama does like some Jews—those who will place their politics and warped idealism ahead of  Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me. When does Israel get praise from the toadies at the UN? Only when its leaders engage in policies that are inimical to Israel’s survival. Do you remember the fleeting praise Israel received from the hypocrites of the world when, during the Gulf Wars, we did not respond to Saddam’s missiles falling on our country? Remember how the world adored us, momentarily of course, when Arik Sharon kicked all the Jewish families out of Gaza in return for a piece of paper from Bush which Obama refused to recognize?
    Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me
    Thou shalt have no no graven images or likenesses.
     
    In their arrogance, convincing themselves they they know what’s best for Israel, our American cousins have pushed Israel under the bus, or at the least, way down on their list of priorities. I am, therefore, not surprised by America’s abstention at the Security Council nor by the Leftists of Ha’aretz and Meretz who are elated at this betrayal of the one and only democracy in the Middle East. Remember, democracies have thrown other democracies to the wolves before. Chamberlain and Daladier threw Czechoslovakia into the jaws of Hitler.  The Jews of Europe were next.
     
    Our American cousins who have substituted the Chanuka bush for the Chanuka menorah— you have foresaken the meaning of this holiday. The false god of liberalism is no more durable than that of  Hellenism, socialism, communism, and secular Zionism. Remember Mordecai’s warning to Esther: “Don’t imagine that because you are part of the king’s household you will be the one Jew who will escape. If you keep quiet at this time, liberation and protection for the Jews will appear from another source, while you and your father's household [will] perish.”
     
    As for the UN Security Council, it has sealed its own fate:
    I will gather all [the] nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat;  and I will enter into judgment with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations and divided My land.  Joel 3:2
    I will gather all [the] nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat;  and I will enter into judgment with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations and divided My land.  Joel 3:2
    On that day I will make Jerusalem a stone too heavy for all the nations to lift. All who try to lift it will be severely injured. All the nations in the world will gather [to fight] against Jerusalem.  Zechariah 12:3  
                                                                  
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