Skip to comments.Jews Push Back
Posted on 06/21/2020 10:55:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
You wouldnt know it from my last name, my tan skin, my North Florida address, or my politics, but I am a Jew. A northeastern Jew, in fact. I not only had a Bar Mitzvah but continued to attend Hebrew School afterward.
And while Id never move back up north, and seldom attend synagogue, I still feel a tremendous sense of pride while watching the Orthodox Jews of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, rebel against their tinpot dictator-mayor. Williamsburg has long been home to Jewish immigrants, including my grandparents and my mother. Thats right, they had a hipster address before it was cool. However, my pride is not based on our tenuous shared geographical connection but instead from our cultural history of rebellion.
For those not following along at home, Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a personal grudge against these rebellious Jews. Many Orthodox Jews continued to hold gatherings during the NYC lockdown. When Orthodox Jews held a public funeral, de Blasio threatened to arrest them.
Mind you, the event organizers actually met with NYPD to arrange their event in the safest possible manner. Can the same be said of the Black Lives Matter protests? While I wouldnt advocate the arrest of anyone holding a peaceful gathering, why has de Blasio encouraged those protests while threatening funeral attendees?
Other Brooklyn Orthodox Jews have been outraged that playgrounds are closed. Why can people march in the streets if children cant play on a playground? So the rebels did what good rebels do: They brought bolt cutters and reopened the parks themselves. When new locks arrived, they cut them again. Thus far, theyve cut the locks 25 times.
And I know what youre thinking: Jews, rebelling? When many Americans think of Jews, they probably picture Larry David or Woody Allen. But these hysterically funny and endlessly neurotic comics do not represent our rebellious history against powerful foes like the Greeks and the Romans. In fact, the story of Hanukkah is a story of guerrilla warfare.
Centuries of oppression did indeed create a cultural shift. I guess Jews assumed if they kept quiet and kept their heads down, no one would bother them. Notable events in the mid-20th century showed this not to be particularly effective. But since then, Jews have reclaimed their rebellious nature.
Modern Americans know about the powerful Israeli military, which was surrounded by Arab enemies they defeated time and time again. What they may not know is the role of brave American Jews in those fights.
When Israel received a surprise attack during Yom Kippur of 1973, one of the holiest days of the year, it seemed quite possible the Arabs might finally drive us into the sea. Despite this terrifying possibility, some American Jews flew to Israel to help save their homeland.
Im lucky enough to count one of them as a friend. Steve Gerzof was a medical student at the time and paid his way to fly to a warzone so that he might provide treatment to frontline soldiers.
Some Jews use humor as a weapon, and others use the law. In fact, a few Jewish attorneys just sued de Blasio because of his selective enforcement of the law. But its great to know that the brave, rebellious history of Jews still lives in Brooklyn.
And if things dont improve, perhaps Brooklyn should consider rebelling against New York City and reclaiming the independence they held as recently as the turn of the 20th century.
Mayor Bill de Blasio trying desperately to keep Schadenfreude alive- how soon before he orders constables to write “JUDE” across Jewish storefronts, and “DO NOT Buy for this Jewish Store”?
Yet still voting Dem.
I’ve always looked at The Exodus from Egypt as the first “Screw you, we’re leaving” recorded in human history. Very American sentiment.
Excellent article! Thanks ‘Kas.
Im done. Allen is a monster.
There are as many kinds of Jews as there are Christians. Many are very conservative / Republican and very active.
Agreed. The Jews I know are all far left liberals.
Ha, those born and bred 'egyptian', wanted to go back ... The Heavenly Father let them roam for 40 years before allowing them to get to the promise land ... even Moses let himself get the better of himself!!!!! Patterns of minds of men exposed eons ago.
Many as they may be they are in the minority. Dems get the lion share of the Jewish vote.
four words have won the internet for today !!
A very high percent of American Jews are really JINO’s.
They are mostly atheist in the mold of the Russian Bolsheviks. Speaking of which, a high percent of these JINO’s are descendants of same.
They are “Jews” that hate Israel. Let that sink in.
The people who want to tear down the statue of Louis IX, and rename the City of St. Louis which was named after him, claim he was mean to Jews. Oh, also Moslems. The city’s name and the statue make them feel unsafe. Both have to go. I find it hard to imagine the Jews of StL upset with what Louis did 800 years ago. Moslems, quite likely.
But if you feel unsafe in St. Louis, it isn’t the statue or the town’s name. It is something else.
A large portion of Jews, as with "African-Americans", are natural conservatives who are just lacking the life experience needed to open their eyes to the truth.
US jews voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and their political beliefs are to the left of Stalin. Not quite sure how/why their heads are all on backwards, but thats the way they are.
As a born again, I believe God when He says, Those who bless Israel, I will bless and those who curse Israel, I will curse.
The vast majority of Jews I knew and worked with were very liberal and very antagonistic toward Republicans.
God divorced the house of Israel, because of her spiritual adultery... (Jeremiah 3:
7 And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Remember Jews are but one tribe of the House of Jacob... and after Solomon’s reign there was a ‘civil’ war, and the House of Jacob, became the House of Israel (10 tribes) and House of Judah ... *(Judah and Benjamin) ....
Each ‘tribe’ was named and their inheritance was delivered Genesis 49 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Notice that prophecy ‘LAST DAYS????
Not all of us.
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