Sunday, May 22, 2011


For you members of the tribe who have been pulling the lever for Democrats because your grandparents did it, your parents did it, and now you do it, if this weekend of Obama hasn't opened your eyes, I don't know what will. As an American I consider the man a disaster -- high unemployment, the wrecking of the health care system, a foreign policy that emboldens our enemies, and worse -- the man is ruining the country. As a Jewish American, I the man's anti-Israel policy (as if anything else should have been expected from a talmid of Rev. Wright) is the final straw. Those of you in NY who voted in Chuck Schumer, a supporter of every left-wing cause out there, because he is good for our community as well -- where's the Senator to speak on your behalf? Those of you in Midwood and Flatbush who pull the lever for Anthony Weiner, outspoken defender of taking away healthcare as you know it -- where is your friend on Congress to remind the President that the Palestinians are not friends of democracy? Bottom line: if the choice is backing the leader of their party or backing you, you are going under the bus. But something tells me in a year from now we will still have 75% of our brothers and sisters acting like lemmings, pulling the lever that brings the most anti-Jewish and anti-Israel president since Carter back into power. No one can outdo the Jewish people in their love for leftist liberal causes, even if it means cutting their own throat in the process.

Witness the sad case of Alan Dershowitz. In 2008 he wrote an op-ed piece describing why, as a supporter of Israel, he preferred Obama to McCain. He felt Obama would support Israel no less than any Republican president. A year later in 2009 Alan Dershowitz wrote far more defensively, "Many American supporters of Israel who voted for Barack Obama now suspect they may have been victims of a bait and switch." In other words, many American supporters of Israel were naive rubes who willfully ignored all the evidence before their eyes and voted a man with no sympathy for Israel or the Jewish people into office. Dershowitz still didn't see the picture fully, and he went on to criticize aspects of Obama's policy without wholesale condemnation of the man's approach. But Dershowitz is a Harvard law professor; he may be a slow learner, but at least he eventually gets it. He commented that the the most recent Obama speech that it, "...Dealt a serious blow to the peace process and damaged the global image of the United States." The man is finally waking up -- at this rate in a few years Dershowitz will be leading tea party rallies in Harvard square!

Here's the problem -- we don't have a few years for the Dershowitzs and those even less intelligent to wake up. It took less than three years from the time Hitler was elected Reich Chancellor until the Nurenberg laws were passed. How long until Iran has atomic bomb capability and rockets capable of reaching Israel? How long do you think it would take a Palestinian state alongside Israel to mount a full scale terrorist war?

Back to our regular program shortly... I just had to get that out of my system. We live in depressing times.


  1. ת"ר] ר' פנחס בן יאיר אומר משחרב בהמ"ק בושו חברים ובני חורין וחפו ראשם ונדלדלו אנשי מעשה וגברו בעלי זרוע ובעלי לשון ואין דורש ואין מבקש ואין שואל על מי לנו להשען על אבינו שבשמים ר"א הגדול אומר מיום שחרב בית המקדש שרו חכימיא למהוי כספריא וספריא כחזניא וחזניא כעמא דארעא ועמא דארעא אזלא ודלדלה ואין שואל ואין מבקש על מי יש להשען על אבינו שבשמים בעקבות משיחא חוצפא יסגא ויוקר יאמיר הגפן תתן פריה והיין ביוקר ומלכות תהפך למינות ואין תוכחת בית וועד יהיה לזנות והגליל יחרב והגבלן ישום ואנשי הגבול יסובבו מעיר לעיר ולא יחוננו וחכמות סופרים תסרח ויראי חטא ימאסו והאמת תהא נעדרת נערים פני זקנים ילבינו זקנים יעמדו מפני קטנים בן מנוול אב בת קמה באמה כלה בחמותה אויבי איש אנשי ביתו פני הדור כפני הכלב הבן אינו מתבייש מאביו ועל מה יש לנו להשען על אבינו שבשמים:

    Doesn't say anything there about expecting the US to be reliable.

    At least now we can bentch with more kavvanah:

    וְנָא אַל תַּצְרִיכֵנוּ ה' אֱ-לקְינוּ לא לִידֵי מַתְּנַת בָּשָׂר וָדָם וְלא לִידֵי הַלְוָאָתָם. כִּי אִם לְיָדְךָ הַמְּלֵאָה. הַפְּתוּחָה. הַקְּדוֹשָׁה וְהָרְחָבָה. שֶׁלּא נֵבוֹשׁ וְלא נִכָּלֵם לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד:


  2. Anonymous4:36 PM

    When the Amidah says oyvim, I think of Obama.

  3. Anonymous8:06 PM

    "As an American"

    Rabbi said (in effect), calculate
    the cost of true** identification
    against its reward, and the reward
    of any other identification against
    its cost(Avos 2:1)
    **stateless, or, perhaps,
    reinstated Israeli

    {...rak heshamer lecha ooshemor
    nafshecha meode, Devarim 4:9}

  4. great unknown11:44 AM

    Not to worry; as long as the choice is between anti-abortion Republicans and pro-abortion Democrats, we know where the Jewish vote will go. Including the "frum vote" with all of its rationalizations. Let the Ribbono Shel Olam worry about Israel.

    And of course, there are ultra-frum elements in the Jewish body politic who disagree with Obama only because he didn't go far enough in undercutting the Medinah. They will vote en masse for our neturai karta president just like they voted as a bloc for Hillary - even if they censor her picture.

    And yes, I am following your lead on catharsis.

  5. Forgetting the Ribono shel Olam and relying on the nations to secure Eretz Yisrael for us reminds me of Avraham Avinu's question "O, Bama eida ki irashenu." And don't get me started on Bama bizman hazeh.