HERE is a report on the Hannukah Celebration at the White House this year. I don’t know if many of you know that there are Rabbis within America who hate Israel and don’t pray to God in services. I had a close friend, a Rabbi, go through something recently at an event at a Reform temple in Los Angeles (no, this isn’t confined to California, this is a national situation). A Russian Jew, a young woman who has lived in Israel for about 15 years, got up to speak to the congregation about the many soldiers in Israel willing to die for their country.
The Rabbi of the Temple called her a liar and said they do NOT want to fight for Israel, they were made to. My own Rabbi friend who travels to Israel at least twice a year and knows several Israelis, said the young woman is right, the Israelis he knows are keen on fighting for their country. When the Russian Jew went on to say how one of her jobs was to care for Jews from around the world when they first arrive in Israel, the Rabbi spoke up saying “I’ll bet you don’t treat non Jews as well as that when they want to live in Israel.”
Even my Rabbi friend, who knows what’s going on in Judaism these days, was stunned at this discussion. The Synagogue’s Rabbi, the anti Zionist, is also a woman.
So, in keeping with this rather new “hate Israel first” attitude of even Rabbis in the Jewish community, Mr. Obama invited a non Zionist, hate-Israel, Black Lives Matter advocate, Susan Talve. Susan Talve, by the way, is a Reform Rabbi herself, extremely controversial among Jews in America and championed by far leftwingers for her stances on their causes.
The Jewish faith is the backbone of our Christian faith….please pray for Jews around the world as anti Semitism creeps up even among its own, those who put ‘social justice’ (totally pro Palestinian, etc.) before their faith. Keep the candles burning.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! ‘May they be secure who love you!'” Psalm 122:6
Have a good Sunday….z