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December 05, 2005

A modest question

This is a real shande, an embarrassment, a scandal. Why won't these fools go away, or at least shut up?

The so-called Christian right they are attacking has been extremely supportive of Israel, while Rabbi Waskow's friends on the Left blame Israel first (at best) and want to destroy it (at worst). Liberal Jews and conservative Christians aren't going to see eye to eye on some public-policy issues, but I don't see why liberal Jews like Rabbi Yoffie think they have the right to play the Hitler card simply because conservative Christians don't agree on gay marriage. To me, that's way beyond the bounds of civil discourse, and Yoffie should be ashamed of himself.

Sad thing, of course, is that conservative Christians are far more pro-Israel than many liberal Jews. So my criticism will undoubtedly be met with a shrug.

Last, a word on Abe Foxman. Foxman is less offensive than Waskow and Yoffie, but that might be called the soft bigotry of low expectations. The man needs an operation to remove an impacted microphone, kind of like the operation that Chuck Schumer ought to have.