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JTA: 184 US synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugeesEsser Agaroth (2¢):
September 12, 2016
(JTA) — Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those seeking shelter in the country.
The “Welcome Campaign” is being organized by the refugee support and advocacy group HIAS (formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), which was founded in 1881 to help Jewish immigrants fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe.
The letter — “an affirmative statement in support of welcoming refugees” to the United States — says signatories will support refugees in various ways, including through education, advocacy and fundraising, and on the local level.
“The American Jewish response to the largest refugee crisis recorded in history is really about who we want to be as American Jews,” Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, vice president of community engagement at HIAS, said in a statement.
“All across the country, local Jewish communities are acting on their values and insisting as Americans and as Jews that desperate families be given the chance to rebuild their lives in safety. Together, we are refusing to be silent bystanders at this historic moment.”
Although one can, and should, make the argument that Jews must "get along" in the exile while still there, with the non-Jews in whose lands they dwell, these Jews have definitely lost it, trying to beat. the non-Jews at their own insanity.
An organization which once aided Jewish immigrants fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe, now helping Muslim, non-refugees to infiltrate the U. S. is a total embarrassment, not to mention increasing the danger to Jews still too stubborn, or for some other reason, unable to immigrate to their only, true homeland, the Land of Israel.
This is really the same old distortion of the Torah, now know by the hijacked term of "social justice."
So-called "liberal" Jews love to throw around the following verse from the Torah, from last week's Torah portion, in fact:
צֶדֶק צֶדֶק, תִּרְדֹּף... (דברים ט"ז,כ)
Justice, justice you shall pursue,.... (Deut. 16:20)But, they always leave out the last part of the verse, or perhaps they simply remain in denial about it. They would much rather do what they do best, that is make it up as they go along.
צֶדֶק צֶדֶק, תִּרְדֹּף--לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה וְיָרַשְׁתָּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ. (דברים ט"ז,כ)
Justice, justice you shall pursue, you may live, and inherit the land which the LORD your God has given you. (Deut. 16:20)These Jews, consciously or not, look for every possible way to neglect their only, true homeland, and staying continually and comfortably assimilated in the U. S.
And, of course, they area speaking only of some distorted form of justice, evolved out of the current Western exile (Edom), as opposed to Torah justice. This same distortion is applied by JTA and others, considering all Jewish communities equal. They're not.
The fact that the pseudo-rabbi's name is Jennie says all there is to say.