To hear this video and to continue to support Obama as a US Jew, is simply unfathomable.
In Melbourne, we have the NIF patrons
: Martin Indyk and Ronni Kahn. I know Ronni, from doing gigs in Sydney where she worked to collect left over food. Martin Indyk, unlike Dennis Ross has shown himself on many occasions to be out of touch with reality.
In Melbourne, we have Ameinu: Ostensibly led by my friend Johnny Baker (although their web site could do with some fixing)
Of course the old Habonim, Hineni Reform, Conservative, Deconstructionist, and other left wing groups that have been around for eons, and now the all singing Shira Chadasha strain of conservadox judaism.
Watch this video and tell me if you detect any sign that the Obama administration is fair. Or, do you share my opinion that they are left-wing apologists for Muslim terrorism unless it affects their uber strategic assets.
This is a good article if you can get your hands on it.
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If Obama or Kerry were attacked with knives, their security would surely not use excessive force. They would just tell the terrorist “please, old chap, put your knife away”
Hi Reb Issac.
I have been following your blog since you posted about your fathers A”H Niggun which you sang at your daughter’s Chasunah. I was a Bachur Shliach in YG in 2001-2002. (I did not have your son Tzvi in my Messiba group 😉
I have been following your blog alboth because I find your posts very interesting and thoughtful, and as a link to the ongoing in Melbourne:).
I also read a lot of old posts, and ocassionaly had comments, but realized that these things were posted in 2011 😉
BTW I heard a shout from Rav H Schachter as a young Bachur in 1995, when there was a chabad summer yeshiva in Tannersville NY, where he (used to?) spend his summers. He asked to come,as a guest magic shout, and he graciously acquiesced. I still remember the topic of the shout. Thank you for reacquainting me with him. I now listen to him,almost daily during my commute :).
So now that I introduced myself, I have a sad comment on this post. You write that you do not understand how any US Jew could continue to support Obama, the very sad reality of Galus America, is that many many US jews do not feel impelled to support any Jewish causes. This has unfortunately been very well documented and studied. They feel that there imperative is global, and any do not see the problem,with supporting Palestinians OVER Jewish life R”L.
This is the real heart of the issue.
Of course, אין כל חדש תחת השמש. This was the case in the late 19th early 20th century when most American congregations. (Historically the first American from the 15-18th century were sefardim, and were frum ( to the best of their ability).
The Jews who arrived mid 19ty Century,were Ashkenazim and were overwhelmingly reformed, and very far From any semblance of yiddishkait,R”L.
they made up the majority of American Jews untill the waves of immigration in the early and mid 20th Century.
They were very apposed to Jewish causes, such as Zionism (for VERY different reasons than the Chassidishe Rebbe’s) they were also very apposes to America getting involved in WWII.
The New York Times which has always been Notoriously ant-Jewish was run by the German-Jewish Sultzburger Family.
It was Policy for the during WWII that Amy mention of slaughter of Jews was not on the front page EVEN ONCE during the entire war from 1939-1944
Look up “Rabbi” Steven Wise for more info. You will be horrified he was the most famous and powerful Rabbi in America and was Roosevelt’s Rav Hamachshir and Chazer Fisslech who ENCOURAGED Roosevelt to do nothing.
This is the sad History of American Jewish Apithy.
It is Galus Ashur…
May Gd have Mercy
BH from what I remember, “reformed” Judaism is not taken very seriously in Australia. (and from my understanding in most British Commonwealth countries)
So you don’t suffer this.
But as they used to say, we made survived the Greeks and we survived the Nazis YM”S, we will survive this too
Thank you. Nice to see the wheel turn. Rav Hershel still goes to Tannersville and if you pass him while sits on the porch learning he learns with anyone! A real עניו
By the way Tzvi Yehuda has two kids now 😂
Excuse the typos. I,did this from my phone with autocorrect.
To he Clear, Rav shachter WAS ASKED to come give a shiur, and HE graciously acquiesced.