Judaism Got Hijacked

Forget all the caterwauling about radical Muslims hijacking a great religion.  The real story of our time is the hijacking of Judaism, the five-thousand-year-old bedrock of the West, by a clique of far-left cranks intent on bringing down the twin towers of Judeo-Christian civilization.

These deadly dangerous malcontents would have you believe that Judaism is whatever Marxist codswallop they all agreed to twitter about today.  Not so.  Judaism is an eternal and unyielding moral code, enforced by a strict but loving God who demands justice.  And at its beating heart lies Israel.

Don't believe the phony act of "more in sorrow than anger" that these "Jewish leaders" put on as they throw Israel to the wolves.  The tiny Jewish State is an infuriating hindrance to their dreams of a Universalist utopia, in which they dance around maypoles with adoring throngs of free-range, organic, transgendered Muslims.  Israel is the very opposite of Universalist; it's the specific land that God assigned to His chosen people, as told in the Torah.  Unforgivably, embarrassingly, Israel is just so...Jewish.

And so these malicious nutjobs infiltrated the cockpit, grabbed the controls, and are now flying Judaism headlong into disaster.  They pay for Jewish students from the University of California to go to Israel and secretly meet with Hamas.  Astoundingly, they turned New York's artsy Bard College into an official terrorist training ground, where students can learn how to "safely" insert their bodies into Israel Defense Force operations, thereby helping terrorists get away.  They use their considerable talents to pen poisonous books, plays, movies, and articles, besmirching the Jewish State with lies -- and then they use the Jewish community's dwindling supply of cash to disseminate the lies.  They lobby Congress on behalf of Iran and Palestinians and tirelessly work to undermine Israel's economy through boycotts, divestment, and sanctions.  And, of course, these loyal comrades ruthlessly seek to destroy anyone brave enough to speak the truth or question their navigational system.

But in the back of the plane, the stunned passengers are unbuckling their seatbelts.  While the mad progressives in the cockpit chortle in anticipatory triumph, the resistance is forming.

Take, for instance, the recent descent into anti-Israel insanity by the Reform movement, America's largest Jewish denomination.  For its new leader, it chose a board member of J Street, yet another Soros front group.  J Street, which repeatedly lied about taking money from Soros, gets the rest of its funds from a mysterious lady in Hong Kong named Consolacion Esdicul, who's linked to major gambling interests, and from wealthy Arabs in the Middle East.

Supposedly, Reform Jews will rush to frolic under multicultural rainbows with Rabbi Richard Jacobs and his J Street agenda.  What "peace lover" could possibly object to J Street's supporting sanctions against Israel, but opposing sanctions against Iran?  Shouldn't we all be happy that J Street endorsed the blood libels of the Goldstone Report and applauds U.N. resolutions condemning Israel?  Why should any Jew worry that after the depraved murder of the Fogel family, J Street furiously tried to squash a congressional letter decrying Palestinian incitement?

But an ad hoc group called Jews Against Divisive Leadership does object, loudly and strenuously, with an ad in Jewish papers stating that Jacobs "does not represent the pro-Israel policies cherished by Reform Jews" and will "drive mainstream Zionist Jews out of the Reform movement."

Rest assured, the Reform Stalinists in the cockpit responded with their customary "constructive engagement."  A board member wrote a letter to the ad's sponsors, threatening that "your names will not be forgotten [...] and will be remembered when you [...] look for a position on a committee or employment."  (Sources say that the letter was signed "Tony Sopranostein.")  Fortunately, the ad's sponsors refuse to be intimidated, and another ad may soon be on its way.

Now let's turn to New York, where the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (yes, the poison apple does not fall far from the tree) nominated Israel-bashing Jewish playwright Tony Kushner for an honorary degree from the City University of New York.  (This is on top of Kushner's Pulitzer Prize for Best Dramatic Metaphor comparing Israel to Nazis.)  A brave and principled CUNY Trustee by the name of Jeffrey Wiesenfeld objected to the award, noting that Kushner had accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing."  Wiesenfeld prevailed for a moment, but the likelihood of him actually stopping Kushner's award was about as big as Hadassah holding a successful fund drive in Mecca.  After an enjoyable few days of wallowing in his martyrdom, Kushner got his award back.

Yet the story may not be over.  Distinguished alumni and faculty wrote a letter to CUNY's Board of Trustees defending the much maligned Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, demanding that the Board investigate "the assault on Jews at the City University, disguised as anti-Israelism," and promising that "we will not sit by idly and allow this cancer to grow."  Note to investigation committee: start by finding out why the Palestinian flag will fly at CUNY's graduation.

All over the country, the Jewish rank and file is waking up, and raucous rebellion is building.  The list of feisty grassroots organizations seems to grow by the day, from Stand With Us to Z Street, Jewish Action Alliance, JCC Watch, Americans for a Safe Israel, Fuel for Truth, the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana, Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, and many, many more.

The suicidal pretend Jews who hijacked our great religion may be at the controls, but someone is knocking on the cockpit door.  Are you ready?  Let's roll.

Write Stella Paul at Stellapundit@aol.com.
Forget all the caterwauling about radical Muslims hijacking a great religion.  The real story of our time is the hijacking of Judaism, the five-thousand-year-old bedrock of the West, by a clique of far-left cranks intent on bringing down the twin towers of Judeo-Christian civilization.

These deadly dangerous malcontents would have you believe that Judaism is whatever Marxist codswallop they all agreed to twitter about today.  Not so.  Judaism is an eternal and unyielding moral code, enforced by a strict but loving God who demands justice.  And at its beating heart lies Israel.

Don't believe the phony act of "more in sorrow than anger" that these "Jewish leaders" put on as they throw Israel to the wolves.  The tiny Jewish State is an infuriating hindrance to their dreams of a Universalist utopia, in which they dance around maypoles with adoring throngs of free-range, organic, transgendered Muslims.  Israel is the very opposite of Universalist; it's the specific land that God assigned to His chosen people, as told in the Torah.  Unforgivably, embarrassingly, Israel is just so...Jewish.

And so these malicious nutjobs infiltrated the cockpit, grabbed the controls, and are now flying Judaism headlong into disaster.  They pay for Jewish students from the University of California to go to Israel and secretly meet with Hamas.  Astoundingly, they turned New York's artsy Bard College into an official terrorist training ground, where students can learn how to "safely" insert their bodies into Israel Defense Force operations, thereby helping terrorists get away.  They use their considerable talents to pen poisonous books, plays, movies, and articles, besmirching the Jewish State with lies -- and then they use the Jewish community's dwindling supply of cash to disseminate the lies.  They lobby Congress on behalf of Iran and Palestinians and tirelessly work to undermine Israel's economy through boycotts, divestment, and sanctions.  And, of course, these loyal comrades ruthlessly seek to destroy anyone brave enough to speak the truth or question their navigational system.

But in the back of the plane, the stunned passengers are unbuckling their seatbelts.  While the mad progressives in the cockpit chortle in anticipatory triumph, the resistance is forming.

Take, for instance, the recent descent into anti-Israel insanity by the Reform movement, America's largest Jewish denomination.  For its new leader, it chose a board member of J Street, yet another Soros front group.  J Street, which repeatedly lied about taking money from Soros, gets the rest of its funds from a mysterious lady in Hong Kong named Consolacion Esdicul, who's linked to major gambling interests, and from wealthy Arabs in the Middle East.

Supposedly, Reform Jews will rush to frolic under multicultural rainbows with Rabbi Richard Jacobs and his J Street agenda.  What "peace lover" could possibly object to J Street's supporting sanctions against Israel, but opposing sanctions against Iran?  Shouldn't we all be happy that J Street endorsed the blood libels of the Goldstone Report and applauds U.N. resolutions condemning Israel?  Why should any Jew worry that after the depraved murder of the Fogel family, J Street furiously tried to squash a congressional letter decrying Palestinian incitement?

But an ad hoc group called Jews Against Divisive Leadership does object, loudly and strenuously, with an ad in Jewish papers stating that Jacobs "does not represent the pro-Israel policies cherished by Reform Jews" and will "drive mainstream Zionist Jews out of the Reform movement."

Rest assured, the Reform Stalinists in the cockpit responded with their customary "constructive engagement."  A board member wrote a letter to the ad's sponsors, threatening that "your names will not be forgotten [...] and will be remembered when you [...] look for a position on a committee or employment."  (Sources say that the letter was signed "Tony Sopranostein.")  Fortunately, the ad's sponsors refuse to be intimidated, and another ad may soon be on its way.

Now let's turn to New York, where the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (yes, the poison apple does not fall far from the tree) nominated Israel-bashing Jewish playwright Tony Kushner for an honorary degree from the City University of New York.  (This is on top of Kushner's Pulitzer Prize for Best Dramatic Metaphor comparing Israel to Nazis.)  A brave and principled CUNY Trustee by the name of Jeffrey Wiesenfeld objected to the award, noting that Kushner had accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing."  Wiesenfeld prevailed for a moment, but the likelihood of him actually stopping Kushner's award was about as big as Hadassah holding a successful fund drive in Mecca.  After an enjoyable few days of wallowing in his martyrdom, Kushner got his award back.

Yet the story may not be over.  Distinguished alumni and faculty wrote a letter to CUNY's Board of Trustees defending the much maligned Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, demanding that the Board investigate "the assault on Jews at the City University, disguised as anti-Israelism," and promising that "we will not sit by idly and allow this cancer to grow."  Note to investigation committee: start by finding out why the Palestinian flag will fly at CUNY's graduation.

All over the country, the Jewish rank and file is waking up, and raucous rebellion is building.  The list of feisty grassroots organizations seems to grow by the day, from Stand With Us to Z Street, Jewish Action Alliance, JCC Watch, Americans for a Safe Israel, Fuel for Truth, the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana, Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, and many, many more.

The suicidal pretend Jews who hijacked our great religion may be at the controls, but someone is knocking on the cockpit door.  Are you ready?  Let's roll.

Write Stella Paul at Stellapundit@aol.com.