I have been ignoring this site, mostly because I’m not pleased with what this party has become.
However, I wanted to agree with the handful of others in my party who have had the guts to stand up for American values.
Chanting for someone to go back to their country is ignorant. It is wrong. It is inexcusable. We are Americans. Stop this and unite.
I know I posted yesterday that I was becoming totally disinterested in politics but felt I must come out of my hiatus to post on the Hagel Confirmation. I’m disgusted. Below is the Republican Jewish Coalition’s response to the confirmation of the anti-semite… Heard that Rand Paul did vote for Hagel and am trying to confirm that.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shari Hillman
Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2013) — The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement about today’s Senate vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense:
Frustration With the Republican Party
Sorry I haven’t been around lately. I’ve had to reconsider how I’m going to spend the little time I have available as an activist. Frankly, if that is what the country wants, so be it. I’ve been focused on different things and changes in my personal life, work, etc. Also, I’m not pleased with the Republican party right now. They seem to have a commitment to losing and barely even try. They’ve forgotten that the core of the Republican party is Conservatism. They need to get back to TRADITION (whenever tradition appears in this blog, I sing it like Teyve in Fiddler on the Roof).
Getting Back On My Spiritual Path
Speaking of TRADITION, I’ve busy working on creating the anti-fascist blog as well as walking my religious spiritual path toward getting my Jewish “baptismal certificate” if you will. Due to a technicality, I do not have to convert because of my family history but I will for the experience. Since most of my readers are Christian, I’ll describe what the process is like. Unlike other religions, you don’t just declare yourself Jewish. One very important thing about Judaism is it’s about bringing the spiritual into the physical… everything you do can be for G-d and the betterment of the world. Tikkan olam – healing the world – is a major tenet of Judaism. It can take years of study to become proficient in Hebrew & Torah. Torah is the first 5 books of the Bible. You have to become part of the community and self-identify as being Jewish. You also spend about a year under the supervision of a rabbi, take courses, etc.
I just completed the Union for Reform Judaism course but it’s a bit too liberal for me. I think I need more tradition (cue Tevye). So, I’m looking into taking the courses to convert with a Conservative rabbi. Also, “Conservative” is a movement in Judaism, kind of like how Christianity has denominations. Here, I mean Conservative as in sticking to tradition (cue Tevye again), rather than a political belief. In other words, I’m a Conservative Jewish Conservative :p After your rabbi feels you’re ready, you sit before a beit din and answer questions. Then, you go to a place called the mikvah and do a full body immersion while saying a prayer in Hebrew. It’s a private thing, between the convert and G-d. I’ll then prepare for an adult bat mitzvah, which I hope to do in Israel someday.
So yeah, busy times. But, it’s worth it. I hope to be back writing about political stuff soon but it’ll be very limited.
Awesome awesome awesome! The outreach to the Jewish vote is working! Even the head of Democrats Abroad in Israel is supporting Romney after voting Democrat for her entire lifetime! Baruch HaShem!!!!!!
More good news is that the Orthodox & observant community is growing! And, the early reports are showing that Obama is expected to get 49% of the Jewish vote. In 2008, he received almost 80%. I really hope all of the hard work within the community will pay off and we will reach my under 50% goal.
Be a mensch; vote for Mitt!
From the Guardian UK:
Most Americans living in Israel have voted for Mitt Romney, poll finds
Votes from American-Israelis could make a difference in swing states, according to iVoteIsrael campaign group By Harriet Sherwood
“Eighty-five percent of the 80,000 American-Israelis who registered to vote through iVoteIsrael backed the Republican candidate, the survey indicated. The organisation claimed that in states where the race is tight, expatriate voters from Israel could make a significant difference. Around 7,500 Israelis are registered to vote in Florida, and 3,500 in Ohio.”
“…voter participation had quadrupled from the 20,000 Israelis who voted in 2008, and that between 20% and 25% of all overseas votes this year would come from Israel.”
Visit the article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/02/american-israel-vote-romney-poll