This past November a group of Jews had gathered for communal prayer at their synagogue in Santa Monica, California. Suddenly a menacing man entered the synagogue and shouted “Heil Hitler”. Then he mimicked shooting a machine gun at the parishioners. Before they could catch him, he ran away.
On the first night of Chanukah, they assembled again to light the menorah, intending to share the “light” of the commemoration with the public. What they found on arriving was that someone had smeared food and feces about the entrance to their synagogue.
About the same time, someone in the retirement community of Sun City, Arizona were distressed to find that someone had run a truck into their large, custom, menorah. It appeared that they then tried to tear it down.
In so doing, the vandals did an estimated $7,000 damage to the menorah.
One of the synagogue’s members is a 104 year old survivor of the Holocaust. Needless to say, it brought back ancient, but vivid, memories to pain that poor old man. Mission accomplished, I suppose.
Meanwhile Mr. Obama and his ilk conspired to embolden some of the most vile regimes & organizations on Earth, by attacking Israel in the United Nations. Hardly a new plan. Merely a new gambit.
It should be noted that while the General Assembly is mostly a bloviating mass of deviates and moral midgets, and of little true effect, the Security Council is an altogether different animal. A supra-government with military powers.
This is a very serious move.
Fortunately, in response, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, of the American Friends of Lubavitch, (who had quite recently koshered the White House kitchen for an early, and embarrassing, “Chanukah” celebration) diplomatically gave reproach to the betrayal in the UN, saying:
“I know that some of us are so sad at what happened there with regard to Israel. We must remember that the way to counter any darkness, any disappointment is not with harsh rhetoric, not with anger, but when we create light, the darkness dissipates. Secretary Szubin (*)spoke before of fighting darkness with light … I remember those words being spoken to a particular man by the Rebbe [The Seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe; Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson] many, many years ago on Simchat Torah. The Rebbe told him you are working in a place where there is great grief and darkness, but remember that in that place of darkness, you can only counter it by lighting a candle. By creating light. … That man was Benjamin Netanyahu, and he was at the time the Ambassador to the United Nations.”
What a contrast. I wish I could be so calm in the face of the behavior of the outgoing U.S. President and his toadies.
* Adam Szubin, an “Acting Undersecretary at the Department of Treasury”, was Mr. Obama’s mouthpiece for the occasion. I think B.H.O. was off in the “rough” at the time looking for his sliced golf ball. A “Slazenger 1”, perhaps?