It looks like many rabbis prefer God-hating atheists to God-loving Christians – why?

Yes, although our rabbis would not say so their public actions clearly indicate they prefer god-hating atheists over god-loving Christians although the very spirit of the Torah should bring us to something completely different –preferring god-loving Christians to god-hating atheists.

Not all rabbis hate Christians but their majority does. Public actions of many rabbis are a convincing proof that if even it is not an officially approved policy it is a sort of mind-set that unintentionally support pro-atheistic legislative actions over pro-religious ones.

A famous radio personality, orthodox Jew Dennis Prager describes anti-Christian views of many rabbis in his paper “U.S. Jews vs. U.S. Christianity” at in the following way.

“It’s not something that Americans mention in public. And it may not even be something many note in private. But a Jew writing in a Jewish journal ought to point out a fact that, no matter how much ignored, is significant.

On May 5, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in “Town of Greece v. Galloway” that the town’s practice of beginning legislative sessions with prayers does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

As summarized in the opening words of the ruling:

“Since 1999, the monthly town board meetings in Greece, New York, have opened with a roll call, a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and a prayer given by clergy selected from the congregations listed in a local directory. While the prayer program is open to all creeds, nearly all of the local congregations are Christian; thus, nearly all of the participating prayer givers have been too.”

I believe it is significant that three of the four dissenting justices are the three Jews on the Supreme Court — Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. So, too, one of the two women (the “respondents” at the Supreme Court level) who filed the original lawsuit against the town of Greece is a Jew. And Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, the Union for Reform Judaism, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Anti-Defamation League, had filed amicus curiae briefs in support of the women.

This is all significant because the Jewish justices, the Jewish woman who brought the suit against the New York town and all the Jewish organizations that filed briefs in support of the two respondents represent a battle that many American Jews and Jewish organizations have been waging for decades against public expressions of God and religion. American Jews have become the most active ethnic or religious group in America attempting to remove God and religion from the public square.”

The legislative initiatives of the organized US Jewish communities which are aimed at removing Christian God-loving attributes from public life (that lets the God-hating atheists have an upper hand in social and political arena over the people of faith) are well known.

The anti-Christian initiatives of leaders of Reform Judaism are well publicized – the leaders of Reform Judaism are champions in supporting all legislative initiatives aimed at diminishing the Judeo-Christian mind-set of our country. They do all that under the cover of falsely interpreted constitutional church-state separation. Contrary to their interpretation, the constitution – while preventing any religious stream from becoming a governing power in the nation – encourages God-based Biblical spirit of public life.

The leaders of Orthodox Judaism are working as well on diminishing the Judeo-Christian spirit of the country. Below are just a few examples of their initiatives.

They introduced the concept of education day and sharing day to be legalized by the government. It sounds nice. However, the US government is imposing an educational system which is based on government-sponsored atheistic, no-God-mentioned “Common Core”, and naturally the “educating day and sharing day” are to become a part of “Common Core” if implemented. Therefore the education and sharing will be Godless and atheistic – it would not strengthen our Judeo-Christian foundation.

They introduced the concept of Public Menorah lighting with a proclaimed goal of teaching the concept of God in the world and of the light over darkness. It sounds very positive. However, almost nobody of Christian gentiles knows about this goal – they consider the Menorah as a sign of Jewish holidays. Nobody bothers to work with the Christian gentiles to create agreed upon common definitions of “darkness” and “light” in accordance with the Torah/Bible guidance. If it is so, what is “light” and what is “darkness” would be defined by God-hating atheists.

They introduced the moment of silence in public schools as a substitute for a forbidden prayer. That is an atheistic dream – to have silence without presence of God.

Why the organized Jewish communities and many rabbis are diminishing the God’s presence in the public life? There are many reasons for that – two of them are more fundamental.

One of the fundamental reasons is the fear that the Christianity displayed in public sphere may be attractive to some (or many) Jews who don’t have a strong spiritual connection to Judaism. However, this fear should be dealt with by spiritually educating the Jews on how to work as the Chosen, and be proud of it, together with the Christians on building a better world for everybody. Unfortunately the rabbinical majority doesn’t do this.

The second one is a belief that the True God can be represented only by the Jews through their rabbis – the representation by the others is mistaken and should be suppressed. And that is contrary to the Torah’s proclamation that God created all humans in His image and likeness as equals. That means that everybody has the right to create his/her own image of God. If we the Jews believe that we have a better interpretation of the God’s image, and we rightly believe so, we should convince the others by working with them in the public arena – not suppressing them.

About the Author
Vladimir Minkov graduated from the Naval Engineering Academy in the former Soviet Union, served in the Soviet Navy and there received his Ph.D. At the end of 1970s he immigrated to America where democracy and the Judeo-Christian spirituality of this country made it possible for him to actively defend both his scientific and spiritual ideas. In the USA he has found the place for his scientific public work in the spiritual realm of One God and Torah.