Saturday, October 6, 2012
Barack Obama is dangerously close to being the anti-Semite that holds the most powerful job in the world who is a big enough amateur to allow Israel no support from the United States. We may have had anti-Semitic Presidents in the past,but they at least were professional enough to know that they needed to support Israel and the Jewish people.
I grew up in what can only be described as a “liberal” Jewish household in Peoria,Illinois. We went to a “reform” temple where,when we were growing up,keeping kosher and certain other Jewish traditions of the “other” temple in town,the “orthodox” institution,were not observed.
It was often suggested that our congregation was so reform that it was actually Unitarian.
Amidst all of that liberalism,however,was a strong educational ethic,and we went to Sunday School at Temple Anshai Emeth until we were sophomores in high school. We learned about Jewish traditions—observed or not—and we spent a lot of time learning about another Jewish interest that was a lot more fresh in the 50s and 60s—Israel.
Looking back,at age 60,it’s been a comparatively long time since Adolph Hitler exterminated something over six MILLION of my ancestors and,after World War II—when the extent of what Hitler accomplished in the way of genocide became clear—the concept of “never again” became very real.
It was out of the World War Two Holocaust that a Jewish state became a reality. A tiny little sliver of Middle Eastern land where Jews would always be welcome. A living memorial with a military force to make sure that another Adolph Hitler could not wipe the Jewish people from the face of the Earth.
Given the times—less than 25 years had passed—it was a little easier to put Israel into perspective for people of my generation.
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