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March 31, 2015 11:15 am

Israeli Rabbi Compares Obama to Haman

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Jerusalem Post – Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai.

Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American-born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind.

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  • Jews unite as one voice. Sometimes we quarrel among ourselves. I am trying to unite all to convince our government that Iran means what is says .They want Israel destroyed, another holocaust. The following was sent to me and I was moved by it. PLEASE NOTE…. I am a Rabbi of a small synagogue who does not have rich or influential congregants so I need your he…lp, democrats and republicans, Jews and non- Jews’

    As we begin the Passover holidays and sit with our families and extended families during the seders lets try to focus on a few things this year.. First of all the truth is we are an extended family who have survived for over 5,000 years even when the Church, Islam, and anti-Semites have made it their missions in life to usurp the truth of our faith , our rituals, and we finally as human beings all because we dared to be ‘Jews’. This year we are in the middle of the most contentious debate as a Commnity that we have had since the conception of the Third Jewish Commonwealth in May, 1948… Jews as a people are known for their interfamily disagreements on many different issues whether we are reform, conservative or orthodox. We simply don;t agree on much. What we do agree on is that still; we are a family and that as a part of a family it is awful when we call one another names or hurl insults at each other that are truly hurtful and call into question the idea of one person being less Jewish than another. When we do this we are violating perkei avow, the mitzvoth and all the laws of halacha and Tanach. I am asking that during the seders we begin to consider a new way of debating one another about the state of affairs in Israel right now without the need to debase or degrade the feelings of fellow Jews who after all are merely expressing opinions. There are no traitors; there are no self haters, and there are no Kapos. There are only Jews. Even as we have survived the pogroms, the Inquisition, the blood libels, the ghettos, and the Holocaust because we refused to die or let our Covenant die……..lets not destroy that now by giving Hitler posthumous victories by screaming things at each other that gentiles in Europe greedily accept as emus. Also; our dirty laundry has never in history been aired so openly in front of the World. This gives the anti-Semites and those who wish us illi will more ammunition to attack us when we ourselves are attacking each other. Please; let us keep our disagreements within the Jewish family and no give the haters more ammunition. I wish each and every Jew who reads this without our extended family a beautiful and loving Pesach and know that all of us who share our holiday wants peace, happiness, love and health for you and may next year be a time of peace in Zion. L’Shanah Habah Yerushalyim.
    : Thomas Borin