You shall count for yourselves—from the day after the Shabbat, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving—seven Shabbats, they shall be complete. Until the day after the seventh Sabbath you shall count, fifty days… You shall convoke on this very day—there shall be a holy convocation for yourselves—you shall do no laborious work; it is an eternal decree in your dwelling places for your generations.
—Leviticus 21:15-16, 21
Tonight begins the holiday of Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks.
Shavuot commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple as an offering. We call this Chag ha-Bikkurim, the Festival of the First Fruits. Shavuot also celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Thus we also call this holiday Chag Matan Torateinu, the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah.
If you want to know why Jew-hatred exists and persists look no further than Shavuot.
G-d chose the Jewish people to receive and accept the Torah, an eternal covenant.
Through the Torah and the Jewish people, HaShem informed mankind that an absolute morality exists and it is man’s obligation to recognize good and evil, right and wrong, and to make judgements based upon these categories.
That’s the reason Jew-hatred breeds so successfully in academia and among Communist and Socialist movements. Academia thrives on moral relativism. Communism and Socialism replace G-d with an all-powerful central government.
In addition, Communists and Socialists worship a dear leader who takes on all the aspects of a deity.
I know this is going to make some of my liberal friends uncomfortable, but the difference between the reverence given to North Korea’s Kim Il Jong and the cult of Barack Hussein Obama can only be measured in degrees. The structure is exactly the same.
Torah Judaism, not the various dopey ”social justice” versions that substitute the Democrat party for G-d, insists on the love and fear of HaShem and the observance of the 613 mitzvot.
The Torah and the Jewish people brought morality to the world.
And for this we have earned eternal hatred.
Jews and those who actively support Israel and Judaism—our Christian friends are our greatest allies—should wear this hatred as a badge of honor.
Our enemies are legion, but they are also the dregs of humanity, damned to the ash heap of history like all those who declare themselves enemies of Israel and the Jewish people.
Seraphic Secret will be off-line until Friday morning.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives an inspiring and calorie-rich Shavuot.