Thursday, December 07, 2006
Scaring Horses and Children
1. Well, the Conservative synagogue movement seems intent on merging
with the New Ager Tikkunites and the Wiccans when it comes to ordaining
"gay rabbis". Not content with accepting that old Mark Twain adage
holding that people should always be free to do what they want as long as
they are not scaring the horses and children by doing it the street, the
Conservatives have decided to leave the question of whether its synagogues
should observe Judaism or not up to individual congregations. See
So what if the Torah prohibits homosexual relations under all
circumstances, declares them an abomination subject to capital punishment,
and compares them with bestiality. Since when are Conservative
congregations supposed to practice Judaism? Maybe the next resolution of
the "C" movement will be to allow each individual congregation to decide
whether eating pork on Yom Kippur for its nutritional value is something
Conservatives should be doing. And why not have Cocaine Nights at the
shul? Or Adultery Nights for shul swingers?
Meanwhile, at long long last, too late and too little but welcome
nevertheless, the Israeli Knesset has finally decided to do something
about the judicial tyranny running rampant in the country. And it has to
do with the same matter.
As you know, the Israeli Supreme Court recently decided that homosexual
"marriages" can be registered in Israel as long as the "couple" had first
registered as "married" overseas. The legal basis for this was that
Israeli jurisprudence is largely based on political correctness fads.
Supreme Court judges do not actually need a law to be on the books in
order to enforce it.
The Knesset yesterday passed in a "preliminary reading" a bill that would
overturn and cancel the Supreme Court's ruling:
The bill was introduced by the Likud's Miki Eitan. All MKs from Likud,
Shas, Yisrael Beiteinu, United Torah Judaism, National Union - National
Religious Party, and three MKs from Kadima voted in favor of the proposal.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Minister Meir Sheetrit were among those who
opposed rescinding the ruling.
Let us hope that this is but the first move to rein in the runaway Israeli
Supreme Court and subject it to the rule of law at last.
2. Israel's Left has a new cause. It is outraged that the government
has adopted a new policy to make it harder for the Palestinian terrorists
beloved by the Jewish Left to murder Israeli children and other living
things. Under the new rule, Israeli citizens and members of
"international organizations," people driving with Israeli car plates,
cannot drive Palestinian around the West Bank in their vehicles. Why?
Well, there have been too many cases where such people transported
terrorists, bombers, and weapons.
The Leftists are outraged. In a large ad in the papers today, paid for by
Guess Who, the misnamed "Israeli Association for Civil Right," "Yesh Din",
Machsom Watch (a communist party front), and the anti-Semitic "Physicians
for Human Rights" denounce this "violation of human rights." These are
the very same groups who do not believe that Jews ever have any human
rights, especially not the right to ride a bus or sit in a caf. without
being murdered. These Leftist groups all want to make it much easier to
carry out such murders. They also announce in the ads that they intend
to ignore and violate the orders.
We hope the border patrol and police see these ads, and draw the logical
3. From Tom Gross:
Kenneth Stein, a professor of history at Emory University, who has been
associated with Jimmy Carter's Carter Center from its founding (he was
its first executive director, and its first academic fellow) resigned
yesterday saying he was "ashamed" by Carter for putting his name to a
book "based on unvarnished analyses, factual errors, copied materials,
superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments."
Prof. Stein continued "Aside from the one-sided nature of the book,
meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was
the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show
little similarity to points claimed in the book. Being a former President
does not give one a unique privilege to invent information."
4. CARTER IS GUILTY OF MISLEADING THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION
The world according to Carter
By Alan Dershowitz
The New York Sun
November 22, 2006
6. The New Republic on Corrie -
The anarcho-fascists are having a conniption over that: