Shabbat Shalom to everybody, everybody but…
To Barack Obama who just announced a framework agreement with Iran over their nuclear program a deal that was outlined on the State department website. Of course someone forgot to tell the Iranians whose nuclear negotiator immediately said that the administration was lying about the details.
Now who are we to believe? On one side you have constant lying, covering up, obfuscation, obstruction of justice, and constant threats to Israel, and then there are the Iranians.
To the U.S. nuclear negotiating team who according to a recent Iranian defector was mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf.
To President Obama for continually repeating the following untrue statement. “Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khameini, has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.
To Al Shabab in Africa for killing over 140 college students after asking them if they were Christian.
To Trevor Noah who was picked as the replacement for Jon Stewart on the daily show. Trevor’s past tweets insulted women, people who are overweight, Jews, Israel and then more Jews. So we go from having a self-hating Jew Jon Stewart, to a person who hates Jews himself.
To the two women who were arrested for planning to blow up pressure cooker bombs in New York City. The pair idolized ISIS or the Islamic State, and Osama Bin Laden.
To the U.N. for just announcing that Syria is at a dangerous tipping point. There have been hundreds of thousands of Syrians murdered some by chemical weapons and chlorine bombs. There are millions of refugees now all over the Mideast. ISIS in Syria has captured and burned alive prisoners, killed Christians and now after all of this the U.N. is just announcing that things are getting dicey in Syria?
The next thing that they are going to say is that the UN will find that Israel is the worst human rights violator in the world. The UN may even say that Israel is the worst country for women’s rights in the world. Oh, they apparently did.
To the CNN reporter who walked in unannounced to a local pizzeria, threw a microphone and a camera in the face of the owner and asked if a gay couple wanted to have them cater a wedding would they do it? Of course the first thing that a gay couple or any couple for that matter want is to have their stylish reception catered by a local pizzeria.
To Pete Beinart who says that Iran is not a totalitarian state.Beinart: “Totalitarian” regimes seek total control over how their people act, and even think. That’s not true of all dictatorships. All dictators suppress political opposition. But many allow their subjects a sphere of personal freedom so long as that sphere remains apolitical”.
He is of course right, Iran has indeed allowed their subjects a sphere of personal freedom as long as they are not Christian, Gay, Baha’i, or anything else that they deem to be not acceptable.
To Rabbi Rick Jacobs head of the Jewish reform synagogue movement who said in a Washington post column “This holiday season, far too many Jews are feeling disheartened and divided from their faith, their people and their homeland”
He then proceeded to say that we should debate the great issues of the day
(Insert sarcasm here) like Aipac or J Street, Labor, Likud, the two state solution, Republicans and Democrats. Therefore causing more Jews to feel disheartened, and divided from their faith, their people and their homeland.
Rabbi, ever wonder why the reform movement’s numbers keep diminishing. That is the fifth question for today’s Seder.
To all of you who read this instead of watching ‘Amish Mafia’, and ‘Finding Bigfoot’ reruns. I wish you a Shabbat Shalom and a Happy Pesach.
To all who I mentioned and to those who I didn’t’, (you know you are)
No Shabbat Shalom for you.
Your friend Larry