Skip to comments.Sinai Today: Open letter to Obama
Posted on 03/22/2013 7:52:58 AM PDT by Former Fetus
Dear President Barack Obama, Your presidency is already historic.
Now, you are faced with a real opportunity to redeem the nations of the world from their shameful complicity in the first Holocaust, and to save humanity from a second one, and thereby forever strengthen the forces of life, freedom and democracy.
In the lead up to and during the Holocaust the world ignored the desperate plight of Europes endangered Jews. So many nations prevented Jews from finding asylum from Nazi Germany.
Boats of terrified Jewish refugees were turned away and sent back to their deaths in Europe. And when horrific reports of the gas chambers and crematoria came through, the Allies even refused to bomb the railroads leading to Auschwitz and other death camps.
One of the great codifiers of Talmudic law and ethics, Maimonides, writes (Laws of Repentance 2:1) that the test of true repentance is when a sinner is faced with the same circumstances he or she faced when first committing the sin and then, demonstrating sincere repentance, refrains from committing the sin again.
Memorializing the Holocaust has become part of an international ethos; there is a claim of regret and of a desire to repent for the sins of the past, the omissions and commissions which led to the death of six million Jews, including more than one and a half million children. Now the test is to see if this repentance is genuine. The nations of the world are confronted with the same set of circumstances in which they committed their original sin against the Jewish people. Another Holocaust is being threatened. Iran is in hot pursuit of nuclear weapons, and its leadership has made clear its intentions to use these weapons to murder the six million Jews of Israel.
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their shameful complicity in the first Holocaust,
Excuse me sir, 100s of thousands of Americans dies to rid the world of the thugs that perpetrated the Holocaust. Not enough sacrifice for you? Sir?
FDR refused boat loads of refugees Jewish sent them back to their deaths.
Muzzies so called refugees are invading all over Europe to soon be Eurasia. The Muzzie in the W.H. right now is inviting hundred of thousands Muzzie to come here so we soon become USSA = United States Social Arabia!!!
I understand that, although there were other reasons why Americans were fighting in Europe. The point Rabbi Goldstein was making is that many nations, the US included, refused to accept Jewish refugees from Europe prior to the start of WWII. And that the Allies would not bomb the railroads leading to the death camps even when they had some idea of what was going on in there. The point of the rabbi’s open letter is to tell Obama that talk is cheap, and that “never, again” means taking action when necessary. In no way does that denigrate the sacrifice of the American GI’s in Europe.
Fixed it for him.
I think he does and I am offended by his tone.
“I think he does and I am offended by his tone.”
I am offended as well. He wrote:
“...to redeem the nations of the world from their shameful complicity in the first Holocaust”
Accusing the allies of complicity in the holocaust denegrates every American soldier who fought for the freedom of all Europeans. No redemption needed, thank you.
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Posted on 03/22/2013 3:33:42 PM PDT by Pan_Yan