Category Archives: Judaism

Iran On Our Minds

The American people will know within the coming twenty four hours whether or not John Kerry and fellow negotiators have been able to convince the government of Iran to agree to a process of ensuring that nation does not proceed on the road to nuclear weapons. At this point the only Middle Eastern nation that is permitted to make nuclear weapons is Israel. After all, we know that Israel would never invade another area in the region. The only nation that is allowed to bar UN inspectors into its nuclear facilities is Israel. So, it is time for Iran NOT to follow the Israel path and open its facilities to the United Nations and not to proceed with creating nuclear weapons. I do not know if an agreement will be reached. I do know that Iran has the right to develop a nuclear industry if it is based on principles of no nuclear weapons.

Reality: at some point the world has to bestow trust on the government of Iran. The agreement, if reached, will not be perfect. That is reality. Hopefully, with economic sanctions ending and goods and trade with Iran the young people of that nation will eventually get the right to express their desires for peace and the threat of war from Iran will end.

Israel Always On Our Minds!

I confess to actually believe that important issues confronting the United States of America are healthcare, the rising inequality of income, student loans, the need to rebuild our infrastructure or decent wages for those who work. But, in the state of Maryland it is now clear that whoever becomes their next US Senator must focus on the most important issue of the day– where does the candidate stand on the issue of Israel! Democratic candidate Chris Van Hollen wants Democrats to know that he will stand with AIPAC, the American Public Affairs Committee which is a mouth piece for the Netanyahu government. He promises to love Israel and these days in many American Jewish circles that means back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On the other hand Donna Edwards likes the J Street crowd of those who are soft on Israel and really hate Israel. It has now come down to the issue of whether or not one hates or loves Israel.

To LOVE ISRAEL, a candidate must support the Netanyahu government.

To Hate ISRAEL a candidate opposes the Netanyahu government.

I am an American who is a Jew, I am not a Jew who is an American.

Religious Freedom For All

There are times when Republicans employ the word, “freedom” in ways that defy any semblance of intelligence. I was raised when the expression “religious freedom” referred to the right of people to practice their religion in face of discrimination and hatred. Heck, back in those days, we were concerned that this fight entailed the very right to even live because some government refused to allow people to pray. We have moved a long way from the days of the Holocaust to a time when someone who makes cakes is now the center of religious freedom. In the state of Indiana as well other parts of the USA, if those who bake cakes do not wish to sell their products to gays and lesbians they have now have a constitutional right to say, NO.

I wonder what next will become a right that Republicans will make into a law:

1. I have a constitutional to drive my car at whatever speed God says.

2. I have a constitutional right to pee in the streets, it is my dick!

3. I have a constitutional right to bring my gun to the Congressional galleries. Just check the 2nd Amendment.

The world has gone mad now that Republicans control state government.

We Are Surrounded!

The election in Israel is over and Bibi Netanyahu is still the prime minister. There is one thing that is certain in life, leaders of Israel will shout to the rooftops that there nation is surrounded and therefore it is imperative to take the first step in defense by attacking Gaza. IN 2013 this Muslim entity was invaded by Israel causing the death of 39 and the wounding of 3,964. In 2014 Gaza was invaded which resulted in the death of 2,314 and the wounding of 17,124. As you will recall this invasion originated because some Muslim men murdered three innocent Jewish boys. It only stands to reason and fairness that if three Jews are murdered, then 2,000 Muslims must be killed including 1600 innocent men, women and children. I usually get many Jews upset because of my refusal to buy into the chant that innocent Israel is surrounded by Arab states that only seek to kill each and every Jew in that land. Examine the record:

Egypt has not fought a war in nearly forty years and its army lacks the capability to challenge the IDF.

Jordan can hardly keep under control its minority which is composed of Palestinians.

Lebanon lacks any armed force although it does have Hamas and thousands of missiles. An attack on Israel would unleash the full force of the IDF.

Saudi Arabia has never fought a war against any major power.

Syria?

Iraq?

Israel has 80 atomic bombs including submarines that can fire nuclear weapons.

What was that again about being “surrounded?”

Oh, Them Jewish Boys!

Growing up in about seventy years ago, it was quite common among Christians to make comments about how Jewish men were cheap and always watched the dollar. We Jewish men were the sort of guy who would watch every dollar when out on a date. I thought those days of associating Jews with cheapness were gone. Alas, I did not know about author Lena Dunham and her experiences with Jews. Heck, not only does she date a Jewish guy, but he is even one of her best friends. She developed a quiz about Jews and it was published in the New Yorker magazine. She wants the world to know that Jewish guys do not tip when paying the bill. I assume from her comments that Jewish guys DO pay the bill, but check very carefully what goes to the waiter.

OK, we are in the year 2015, but we are still in the year when Jews were a bunch of men who did not allow their money to get into the wrong hands. OH, Ms. Dunham does date a Jewish guy. I assume she pays for dinner and she certainly gives more than 5% as a tip. Who the heck is this woman? My question: why the heck do you date a guy who is never opens his wallet when out on a date with you?

Once More Into Gaza?

For over two decades American foreign policy has been based upon the foreign policy of Israel when it comes to analyzing the situation in the Middle East. Heck, liberals like Bill Maher buy into the Israel claim they are surrounded by evil forces, and the center of this evil coalition is based in Gaza. This small piece of land has repeatedly been invaded by Israel forces and thousands of people have been murdered, oops, let me be politically correct, killed. In the last invasion fewer than 80 Israelis died, and about 2,200 people in Gaza died. Yes, there are PEOPLE in Gaza. A major problem in Gaza is that its Hamas leaders lack any sense of reality about how to proceed upon the road to peace. They continue buying into the Israel claim that Hamas has the resources to fight against Israel.

The Hamas Qassam Brigade, the Islamic Palestinian Jihad and other such groups are getting ready to send some more missiles into Israel and thus enable Israel to send in its air force and army so that another 2000 innocent people can be killed. Oh, they are building tunnels. Here is the reality:

The combined forces of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Hamas, do NOT threaten Israel. In the first place, neither of these “armies” have the slightest desire to fight against Israel. Oh, Israel has EIGHTY ATOMIC BOMBS!

It is time for Hamas to confront reality — they will not defeat Israel. It is time for Israel to confront reality –they are not surrounded by evil forces seeking its destruction!

Mr, Dermer, It’s Time To Depart

There are common rules that all diplomats who have been assigned as ambassadors to foreign nations are expected to respect. They must always remember the post of ambassador demands that the individual stay out of the internal politics of the host nation. The Israel Ambassador to the United States of America, Mr.Ron Dermer, has for years been a friend of Republicans and does not like the Democratic Party of America. There is no problem with an ambassador having opinions, but he is a guest and thus if he breaks rules of the diplomatic trade can be sent packing and returned to his native land. Ron Dermer broke every single rule of the role of ambassador. An ambassador is allowed to talk with members of the opposition party in a nation. But, the ambassador is NOT allowed to negotiate with these people about foreign policy.

If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is really sorry for his remarks he will immediately recall his ambassador to the United States and dispatch someone who minds his own business and stays out of American politics. This would signal a sign that Bibi intends to behave and seek to work with American leaders. Sorry Bibi, but neither you nor your ambassador are American citizens and you are guests in our land!

Jesus Story Today

Christian fundamentalists insist the Jesus Christ will one day return to take everyone up to Heaven and enjoy the beauty of eternal peace and happiness. There is one problem with this story. Consider the following:

1. Jesus walks around in a robe.

2. Jesus has strange fellow features.

3. Jesus does not speak English.

4. Jesus is an illegal immigrant.

5. Jesus makes no sense to a modern Republican, he is in favor of the poor and does not respect the wealthy.

6. If stopped by a cop he would continue walking toward him with open arms.

7. He was born and raised in the Middle East and we know all about those people.

I have a hunch Jesus knows all about American cops and just wants prefers to be crucified.

Oh, and he sure the heck would never vote for Bibi Netanyahu!

Mystery Of Jeb Bush email

Another day, another email mystery is in the news. It appears that while governor of Florida Jeb Bush had a secret email account known as jeb@gen.com. As of this hour, no one knows what the email was used for and why it has previously not been reported. Hillary has her Benghazi and Jeb has his secret email. So,what is in this mysterious email?

1. Most probably it has a direct link to the Koch brothers and their money.

2. Or, it could be linked to Jeb’s secret lover, Sarah Palin.

3. Or, it could mean that Barack Obama his secret brother. Did you know that his mother had an affair with Barack’s dad? Go ahead, prove my statement to be incorrect!

4. Or, it could be his contact with his gay lover.

I believe anyone who desires to run for President should destroy his email and end the twitter account!

Let’s Repeal ObamaCare

There are a few million Americans who do not have health care and oppose any and all attempts to give them healthcare. Of course, there are a few million who received healthcare under the infamous Affordable
Care Act, and are furious that the GOVERNMENT wants to protect their right to get ill and die. Just another example of BIG GOVERNMENT running amuck and taking away our right to decide what happens to our life and that of our children. First Big Government helps your child to receive medical care, and the next step, no doubt, is taking over control of the education of your children. If it clear that Barack Obama, since he was born in Africa has no understanding of our Constitution.

The Constitution clearly states each citizen has the right to bear arms and if I can cuddle a gun than it only stands to reason that I alone decide how to care for my child’s health. I do not need any DOCTOR who works for BIG GOVERNMENT to force his pills and tests upon my beloved child. Keep your hospitals, keep your drugs, keep your operations, but as long as I can pray, then my children will never get sick!!