Jewish Press, Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz: ‘Tis the season of “venahafoch hu.” In the Purim story, we see the king’s turnabout from an enemy to a friend. Haman quickly goes from being the second most powerful man in the kingdom to hanging on the end of a rope. Mordechai, a pariah in sackcloth, becomes the new Persian viceroy. And the agony and fear of the Jewish community turns into joy and celebration.
Today, too, we have seen an acute “venahafoch hu”: the party of Humphrey, Moynihan, and Scoop Jackson has become the anti-Semitic home of Omar, Tlaib, and Ocasio-Cortez.
Congressional support of Israel has always been bipartisan, and when Rep. Ilhan Omar made yet another anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statement the other week, it looked like the Democratic party leadership was going to do the right thing. She had finally gone too far. Our Democratic “friends” in the House were poised to issue a harsh condemnation of Omar’s comments. Perhaps our “brother” Eliot Engel would even deprive her of a coveted seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Surely Nancy Pelosi, who has spoken out often in Israel’s defense, would see to it that Omar would be roundly condemned.
Alas, it was not to be. More concerned with protecting the “Democrat brand” than with speaking out against hatred of Jews, they produced a generic criticism of hate speech that was so wishy-washy that Omar herself voted for it and claimed victory.
Next time it will be worse. more …
Opinion: A Jewish friend and Democrat, John, said the Dems are not hearing the dog whistle. I would add that the world does not know Amalek and there is a good reason.
Obadiah 1:6 tells us that Esau, Amalek’s grandfather, must be searched for. Esau’s descendants are deceptive and cunning, unlike Jacob, whom you can easily find minding the home, close to family.
In the same way that the rider on the white horse (Rev. 6:1) has deceived generations that he is the Christ, many today cannot see Amalek whom God determined He would be at war with in ‘every generation’ (Ex. 17:16).
By the time Amalek is discovered it is too late to remove him (or her in this case) without war.
In the end, the final Amalek will be like Islam’s prophet. Like Mohammad, when Antichrist demands worship (Matthew 24:15-16; Daniel 9:27) of the Jews, he will be rejected and begin a murderous rampage that will make all others pale in comparison. Jeremiah 30:7 says it will be a ‘time of trouble’ for Jacob.
In the rabbi’s account, Amalek’s descendants are the three Congresswomen revered by House Speaker Pelosi and given prestigious positions. The heroine Esther, who has the king’s ear, is Ivanka and Jared, of whom only time will tell if their intentions are of Israel (Romans 9:6) in prophetic Scripture or of the world.
The deal of the century will better define who’s who.
(see our eBook ‘Blood Feud’ chapter 2 “Mohammed” here)
(see our video The First Terrorist here)