Jewish holidays do not simply recall the past. Jewish holidays are cautionary tales for all time. They remind us that Jewish history repeats itself with terrible constancy.
The Jewish people introduced ethical monotheism to the world — and for this gift the world has never forgiven us.
Thus, we are despised and demonized.
When we are not in possession of Israel, our homeland, we are scorned as cosmopolitan outsiders. When we live in our homeland, we are delegitimized as thieves.
We are accused of being greedy capitalists, and at the same time cast as cruel communists.
Jews are the eternal scapegoat for those who need enemies on which to project their own mad programs.
On Passover, we celebrate the Exodus narrative. The Children of Israel escape Egyptian bondage and begin the trek to the land of Israel, the Jewish homeland.
We escape Pharaoh, but a new Pharaoh inevitably rises.
And as Jewish history tragically attests, there are always assimilationist Jews anxious to condemn their Torah loving brothers. Jews who believe that if they are only modern enough, progressive enough, pliable enough, they will escape the flames and the ashes.
We stand on the threshold of Jewish history as Barack Obama legitimizes Jew-hatred in America and on the world stage, we witness his offering up the Jewish state as a sacrifice to his wicked political ambitions.
As for the Jews who supported and continue to support Obama, as a close friend, a Holocaust survivor drily observed: “The kapos are still with us.”