Skip to comments.Eric Garcetti, L.A.'s First Elected Jewish Mayor, Will Take His Oath On A Christian Bible
Posted on 06/26/2013 10:15:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti still has a lot of decisions to make about his upcoming inauguration. Should he sit in with Moby, or would that be too show-offy? Which food truck should he hit first?
But one decision seems to have been made. Garcetti -- L.A.'s first elected Jewish mayor -- will take his oath on a Christian Bible.
His spokesman, Diego de la Garza, said the Bible belonged to Garcetti's Catholic grandmother.
As a candidate, Garcetti often noted that he would be the first elected Jewish mayor in the city's history. (One was appointed in the 1870s.) However, his heritage is complicated. His mother is Jewish. His father, former D.A. Gil Garcetti, is of Italian and Mexican descent. Garcetti, who speaks Spanish, calls himself "doble mestizo."
His complex ancestry created a dilemma for his inauguration. Some Jewish officials -- such as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- take their oaths on a Hebrew Bible.
In Garcetti's case, tradition won out. His spokesman said that he used his paternal grandmother's Bible when he was sworn in as a councilman, and saw no reason to do anything differently this time. Garcetti's paternal grandmother, Juanita Iberri, was born in Arizona; her family came from Mexico.
The question is, since Barack Hussein Obama isn’t involved, would this still be “historical”?
very nice of him to remember his grandma.
“Such a kerflempted city we are having!
I won’t kvech but I see some JDL armor... Finally the peoples are watching themselves...
The unions backed him here and is a lefty. But, he’s a slight improvement over our former La raza, ex-gang member mayor.
What are you? Anti-Dent-eye?
Except he is Jewish and no Jew should swear on the Christian bible.
I was raised Lutheran but I have since ‘converted’ to the Noahide faith and,like the Jews,we share the Hebrew Scriptures.
Any oath I had to take will be on the Hebrew Bible. Doing so is not disrespectful to non-Jewish family members. A Jew can remember their grandparent without taking an oath on a Christian Bible. Doing so is a slap in the face to Torah,G-d Himself and the Jewish people.
Doesn’t the Bible include the Jewish Old Testament?
I am a convert too..a ‘more’ noahide-like faith too and I have but one thing to say:
Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.
Blessed be the Name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Remember, Y’shuah was Jewish.
Yes but it is not the Jewish version (the official version) of the Jewish Scriptures. It is the incorrect translation of the Tanach and as such is not accepted by Jews.
Plus Jesus is mentioned in the Christian Bible (obviously)and Jews would be forbidden from taking any vow on a bible that includes Jesus and his name.
It does not matter that Jesus was Jewish. There’s no proof he even existed. Either way he is not important to Jews or to Noahides.
>> Doesnt the Bible include the Jewish Old Testament?
The “Christian” Bible contains both Old and New.
>> Theres no proof he even existed.
The Jew you dismiss is perhaps the only reason Jews have survived to this day.
He’s still a liberal imbecile, no matter what!
That's your opinion, not shared by him, and not by all Jewish people.
Perhap's it's just a Noahcide failing?
Asinine. The Bible’s New Testament is a canon of Chridstian books, The Old testament is an English translationm of the canon of the
Hebrew Bible, of which the Authorized Version is highly approved by Jewish scholars. What is the problem? Does he have to have a Torah scroll? Is his word no good apart from a Bible?
The "Old Testament" section of the Authorized Version is a well-approved faithful English translation of the Masoretic Hebrew Text of the Jewish canon.
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