What is it with some Jews who equate leftism, and social justice to Judaism? Naturally they’ve gone gaga over Obama.
More than 100 Jewish Obama backers crammed into Stars Bistro in Dupont Circle for a Saturday night fundraiser and rally, where the minimum entrance fee was $18. Organizers made every effort to find Jewish meaning for their support of Obama, many of them referring to the candidate as an agent of social justice.
“He represents values of Tikun Olam,” said Rob Levy, a local Obama supporter who is also the Capitol Hill representative of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom: The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace. Levy also pointed out that Obama’s message of “hope” is “Hatikva” in Hebrew — the name of the Israeli national anthem.
For Fred Scherlinder Dobb, the 38-year-old Reconstructionist rabbi who performed the Havdalah ceremony, there was a no shortage of symbolism to share with the crowd. Each sense invoked by the ceremony was used to make the point that Obama should win the race.
“I can taste what it is going to feel like when Obama will be president,” said Jess Champagne as she sipped from the glass of wine held by the rabbi.
“Obama will bring a fresh scent to us all,” added Harriet Sugerman while sniffing the traditional spice box.
What should be even more troubling is that raving lefty and so-called “Rabbi” Michael Lerner has also come out in support of Obama ON AN ISLAMIC WEBSITE NO LESS!