January 19, 2006


Why Do "Jewish Organizations" Promote Hate Between Jew and Christian? (Rabbi Daniel Lapin, 1/18/06, Orthodoxy Today)

During November, the head of the Anti-Defamation League declared Christians to be the enemies of Jews. "Their goal is to implement their Christian worldview, to Christianize America, to save us!" he said. He proceeded to name names: "Major players include Focus on the Family. Alliance Defense Fund, the American Family Association, Family Research Council and more. They and other groups have established new organizations and church-based networks, and built infrastructure throughout the country designed to promote traditional Christian values."

Where do these traditional Christian values come from? Why, from the Bible of course. Remember that book? The one God gave to the Israelites at Mount Sinai a little over 3,000 years ago. Would you tell me please which 'traditional Christian values" could be opposed by any Jew who took the Torah seriously? In attacking Torah values, the ADL's leader clearly indicates that his organization is driven by Democratic Party doctrine, not by Jewish values. Jewish values derive from the Bible. But one isn't supposed to say that.

It doesn't seem that hard to say that they preach hatred because they hate.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 19, 2006 10:28 AM

This echoes something Lou said in another thread a few days ago, to the effect that much antisemitism derives from hostility to God. If you hate God and God's message, by definition that hatred extends to the Chosen People of God, who bear witness to God's message--and, by extension, those who have been commissioned by Him to go forth and make disciples of all the nations.

(Also, slightly off-topic: it seems to this Gentile that there's an odd tendency within the more liberal strains of Judaism to deny the truth of their own sacred texts. If there was no parting of the Red Sea, and there's no Ten Commandments, and no special reason to keep kosher, well . . . what's left to be Jewish about?)

Posted by: Mike Morley at January 19, 2006 11:04 AM

These "Jewish" organizations are mere fronts for their Lefty politics. They are the modern equivalent of the Rosenbergs - and just as loyal to the US of A,

Posted by: obc at January 19, 2006 5:43 PM

First, the answer is fund raising. As I have previously pointed out Phil Roth's novel "Plot Against America" is an accurate reflection of the mentality of Jews who grew up on the east coast before WWII. They just respond to this sort of stuff in a very knee jerk way.

Second, Mike: Judaism is not a faith community. It is a family. You can be born into it. You can be adopted (i.e. convert), but you do not have believe anything in particular to be a member. I don't have to believe all of the stories in the Torah to accept it as an authentic voice of my people. I don't have to practice every ritual like the Vilna Gaon in order to enjoy the feeling of connection that the rituals I do practice, give me. Even if the Torah is as fictive as Gone With the Wind, it is still the text we have studied for more than 25 centuries, and that makes it worth studying. Even if the Talmud was not recited to Moses, it is the work of thousands of our Sages over hundreds of years, and has been the guide of millions of Jews over many centuries.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 20, 2006 1:51 AM