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Sunday, March 28, 2010

What will he say when he gets to 'Next Year in Jerusalem'?

About ten days ago, I posted an open letter from David Wilder, the spokesman of the Hebron Jewish community, in which Wilder asked a number of pointed questions about the Pesach seder of Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, President Obama's court Jews. The questions included the following:
What I really want to know is not how you begin your family Seder, rather, how you end it. Normally, Jews finish the night’s ceremony declaring “Next year in Jerusalem” or Next year in the rebuilt Jerusalem.”

Rahm Emanual and David Axelrod:

DO YOU RECITE THESE WORDS AT YOUR FAMILY TABLE;

IF SO, DO YOU MEAN WHAT YOU SAY, OR JUST REPEAT THE WORDS FOR CUSTOM’S SAKE;

AND WOULD YOU DARE RECITE THESE WORDS IN PUBLIC, WORDS MOUTHED BY JEWS FOR CENTURIES, AS THEY WERE TORTURED AND BURNED AT THE STAKE, OR SENT TO SIBERIA TO DIE, FOR DARING TO REPEAT THE FUNDAMENTAL TENET OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE?

EXACTLY HOW DO YOU SAY IT? NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM,

OR

NEXT YEAR IN [OCCUPIED?], [DISPUTED?], [CONQUERED?], [ARAB?] JERUSALEM?

Isn’t it time you left the White House and came home to your real home, in Israel, in Jerusalem where you too can stand proudly at the Kotel and recite, as Jews have for eternity "Next year in [Jewish] Jerusalem"
Wilder's letter has been floating around the Internet ever since, mostly without attribution (including someone who posted it in the comments on this blog attributed to someone else). But perhaps, the same question needs to be asked of President Obama, who is establishing the 'tradition' of holding a seder in the White House (Hat Tip: NY Nana).
When Passover begins at sunset on Monday evening, Mr. Obama and about 20 others will gather for a ritual that neither the rabbinic sages nor the founding fathers would recognize.

In the Old Family Dining Room, under sparkling chandeliers and portraits of former first ladies, the mostly Jewish and African-American guests will recite prayers and retell the biblical story of slavery and liberation, ending with the traditional declaration “Next year in Jerusalem.” (Never mind the current chill in the administration’s relationship with Israel.)

Top aides like David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett will attend, but so will assistants like 24-year-old Herbie Ziskend. White House chefs will prepare Jewish participants’ family recipes, even rendering chicken fat — better known as schmaltz — for just the right matzo ball flavor.

If last year is any guide, Malia and Sasha Obama will take on the duties of Jewish children, asking four questions about the night’s purpose — along with a few of their own — and scrambling to find matzo hidden in the gleaming antique furniture.
Excuse me if I puke.

There's a museum in Tel Aviv called Beit HaTfutzot (the Diaspora Museum). When I was there many years ago, they had on display a scaled model of a synagogue that was billed "the only synagogue not destroyed by the Nazis (may their name be obliterated) in Europe." (That may not have been accurate. My recollection is that the synagogue in question was in Prague. Years later, I had occasion to visit Frankfurt where I prayed in the West End Synagogue, which survived the war because its underground rooms were used by the Nazis for record keeping). The reason the synagogue wasn't destroyed is that the Nazis wanted to leave one vestige of Jewish life - one beautiful synagogue - to be able to show the World what had once been and what they had destroyed.

Is that Obama's idea? To maintain the seder - one vestige of Jewish life - in the hope that he will (God forbid) destroy the rest?

Here's hoping the schmuck gets food poisoning from the schmaltz.

And yes, I want to know where this Nebuchadnezer wannabe gets the unmitigated gall to say "Next Year in Jerusalem."

9 Comments:

At 3:51 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

I find it utterly obscene that BO attends a seder! It is sickening!

It is the same as when muslims claim Abraham, Moses, Noah, Jesus as THEIR prophets and some have even claimed the Torah as arab!

This is classic taqqiya - lies and corruption of the truth, THEFT and PERVERSION of reality!

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Truth be told, they'll probably not continue after the meal. I mean few non orthos do and this is for goyim

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Der Frager said...

During the Seder, I would not be surprised if the words Mene Mene Tekel appeared.

 
At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Der Frager offers Obama der finger! :)

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

What would be ideal would be for Sarah Plain on her Facebook to call on and to lead all good people to shout out 'NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM"

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Passover is about humility before G-d and gratitude for what He gave the Jewish people.

Somehow, with Obama, those are qualities one doesn't associate with him.

And he pretends to love the Jews and Israel? I'm so sick of the charade!

 
At 8:49 PM, Blogger NY Nana said...

Carl,

Thank you for the hat tip. And my first reaction was to run to the vomitoreum. The One is in Afghanistan now....secret trip. I hope he doesn't get back in time for their alleged 'Seder' and they cancel that abomination, and insult to K'lal Yisrael.

Does Hussein really think that he is fooling any Jews, except a bunch of Democrats who are Jewish?

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger nomatter said...

Does Hussein really think that he is fooling any Jews, except a bunch of Democrats who are Jewish?

Obama is not only a narccasist but an Islmist who hates Jews. Obama is using his antisemitism instead of his brain. As for those Jews he appears to fool, it is still the same time worn crap that through an unclenched fist the world will like us better. We even walked with our heads up into the furnace. Jews always took the moral high ground even knowing they were hated, used and made fun of, wearing horns and hook noses. Sadly we are running out of time to change.

I have 5 less people at my Seder because I had to call them out on their blindness.

For me, the lines in the sand are drawn on two levels. One my own people who stay blind and those who profess friendship who do nothing. Neither can or will be forgiven. There are all levels of smacking it to the Jews from overt to calling their antisemitism something else. Either way, it is high time we see it so this time around we will be much smarter.

 
At 12:47 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

You probably should have left out the food poisoning. that could get all your American readers in trouble.

 

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