Now this is humorous. Democratic national Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz apparently had to sit through a Yom Kippur sermon by her own rabbi tearing into members of Congress who supported President Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal.
Wow. Good for this rabbi. I wonder how many rabbis spoke out against this. Most of my fellow Jews, and the rabbis who lead them, are ardently liberal, pacifist, etc., particularly among the Reform denomination, which is the largest.
I imagine she was pretty shocked.
The Jews, whether in Congress or not, who accept this deal are akin, unfortunately, to the many German Jews in the 1930s who hoped for the best with Hitler. Their intentions and beliefs were well meaning. But they failed to recognize the nature of true evil, and the results of such naive hopefulness are catastrophic.
In the case of the German Jews, it was at least understandable. I mean, who then could imagine that a civilized society would do what it did? And they would have had to leave their homes, families, and friends.
The American Jews supporting this agreement need only apply a bit of wisdom and backbone. Iran has stated its intentions. And the Iranians are obvious fanatics.
My co-religionists think the problem is far away, and though they care about Israel, they don’t live there.
But Iran is building ICBMs. So just wait.