A rare copy of a Passover Haggadah printed in Munkacs, with a forward by the Munkacs Rebbe, Rav Chaim Elazar Spira, 1930’s. Courtesy, The Itzkovic Family, Los Angeles.
During the Passover seder we recite the following:
For not just one alone has risen against us to destroy us. Rather, in every generation, there are those that rise up against us to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, saves us from their hand.
Seraphic Secret learned, early this morning, that Daniel Raphael Viflic, the 16-year-old who was severely wounded by the anti-tank missile fired at an Israeli school bus by Hamas terrorists, died on Sunday. May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
The Hamas attack on the bus was intended to kill as many Jewish children as possible. In fact, Hamas are proud of this murder, labeling young Daniel a “Zionist soldier.”
Hamas, Hizbullah, Fatah, the PLO, Al Aqsa Brigade, etc., are on a mission to annihilate Jews everywhere. They are incipient genocidiers and if they had the means—say a nuclear weapon—they would unleash its fury on Israel with glee.
But as the verse says, Judaism is threatened in every generation on several fronts. Thus, the Arab Muslim orgy of Jew-hatred is just one cog in the global war against Israel/Judaism.
In many ways, I worry less about the Islamists than I do about “softer” enemies, those groups and individuals who mask their hatred and murderous intentions behind the banner of human rights and social justice—code for Socialism, Jew-hatred, and Jihadist enablers.
J Street, financed by Nazi collaborator George Soros, presents itself as a pro-Israel advocacy group when in fact its true goal is the downfall of Israel. J Street and its supporters are the direct heirs of the Hellenized Jews against whom the Maccabees declared war, perceiving that the Jewish enemy within is the greatest threat to Jewish continuity.
The Dutch are set to banish Kosher meat. Naturally, the rationale is a humanitarian concern for animals. Jew-hatred rarely presents its ugly face because even in Europe there is a tiny residue of shame regarding their silence and collaboration with the Nazis in the annihilation of six million Jews, one million of whom were children. Thus, a smiley mask of humanitarian goodness is used to crush Judaism.
In San Francisco (what a shock) there is a movement to criminalize circumcision. The advocates of this proposed law—mostly a bunch of unhinged, pathological cases who have discovered an ideology with which to work out their, um, issues—claim not to single out Judaism but target all circumcision. They are, of course, lying. Their petition makes no distinction between the ritual brit milah, a foundational mitzvah, and the circumcisions performed in hospitals by physicians. Observant Jews do not believe that everyone should be circumcised. That is an individual choice. But for observant Jews it is a mitzvah. Non-negotiable. The anti-circumcision tyrants have, not surprisingly, resurrected Nazi ideology and law, which targeted Jewish circumcision early in their genocidal rein.
The U.N. is a sewer of Jew-hatred. Period. It serves no other purpose other than as a bright and shiny carousel on which the world’s most brutal tyrants spin their evil strategies, gaining moral equivalence and authority with decent and transparent democracies.
And the United States, under Barack Obama, has legitimized the U.N. to a degree unknown by previous administrations. Not surprising when you consider that Obama spent over twenty years as a faithful member of Jeremiah Wright’s Jew and America hating church.
Make no mistake about it, Mr. Obama is hostile to the Jewish state and his coddling of Iran, Syria and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have only emboldened Islamists everywhere. Informed sources in Israel have told Seraphic Secret that the IDF judges the greatest threat to Israel’s national security to be Iran and Barack Obama.
The Jewish Sages warn: Whoever is merciful to the cruel ends by being cruel to the merciful.
Mr. Obama is the classic example of a credulous fool who reaches out to totalitarian monsters while punishing friends.
As I write this blog post I am in my office. My granddaughter, Lielle Meital, 4.5 months, is beside me cooing like a dove. She does not realize that there are men and women intent on criminalizing and deligitimizing her very existence.
I reach down and touch her smooth cheek. She smiles, kicks her feet, and grips my finger. Her eyes meet mine for a long moment. Her soul shimmers.
I experience hope. I experience joy.
In celebration of Passover, Seraphic Secret will be off-line until Thursday.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a happy and meaningful Passover.