April 14, 2011, - 4:54 pm

Rabbi Joseph Krakoff: Synagogue Bans Schlussel, Hosts HAMASnik/Israel Boycotter

By Debbie Schlussel

Why did a Detroit area synagogue ban me for passing out pamphlets on the proud HAMAS/Hezbollah supporter and Israeli boycotter it hosted in its main sanctuary?  Because some people are uber-hypocrites and still mentally slaves in Egypt seeking to please Jew-hater masters. Apparently, there is a “real terrorist,” and it’s me, Debbie Schlussel. My “act of terrorism” is not setting off a bomb or even harming a fly. It’s . . . wait for it . . . passing out a pamphlet at a synagogue.

That Was Then . . .

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This Is Now . . .

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Meet Rabbi Joseph Krakoff, OberKapo

Since Passover begins next week, I thought this would be a great time to tell you about what happened to me at Congregation Shaarey Zedek a couple of months ago, when the synagogue hosted and sponsored the appearance and speech of Ismael Ahmed on the stage of its main sanctuary.  (Tonight, the synagogue hosts Obama Middle East adviser, Daniel Kurtzer, one of the most anti-Israel, self-hating Orthodox Jews on the planet.  HAMAS couldn’t have found a better man, so the Ahmed invitation is not surprising.)  The synagogue and its lying, unethical fraud of a rabbi, Joseph Krakoff, constantly hold pro-Israel rallies and make pro-Israel sermons, but it’s all a fraud.  Talk is cheap.  When it comes to actions, Krakoff and Shaarey Zedek are in lockstep with those who seek Israel’s and the Jews–and America’s!–destruction.

When I learned that HAMAS/Hezbollah and Israel boycott supporter Ahmed was speaking at the synagogue, I went there and silently passed out pamphlets about who the man is.  For that “crime,” I was banned by the synagogue and am not allowed on the premises, after I was escorted off like a terrorist.  This is the same synagogue and Rabbi which allowed Muslim protesters from Dearbornistan with anti-Semitic swastika, HAMAS, and Hezbollah signs to protest on its front lawn during the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006, because the synagogue and rabbi wanted to show how open and tolerant they are.

Ahmed, as I’ve pointed out over the years, founded the Muslim welfare agency, ACCESS–the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, to get auto unions to boycott Israel in the ’70s.  In the 1990s and beyond, he openly supported Hezbollah and HAMAS and opposed Bill Clinton’s counterterrorism laws making it illegal to donate to these Islamic terrorist gropus that murdered Americans and Jews.  In 2002, Ahmed wrote a check to help sponsor the Divestment Conference against Israel at the University of Michigan, where convicted Islamic terrorist and Islamic Jihad founder Sami Al-Arian was the keynote speaker.  Organized Arabic chants of “Annihilate the Jews!” were frequently shouted at the conference events.  Ahmed told a reporter that this was a “great cultural experience” for Arab kids.  While he headed ACCESS, Ahmed gave job training, including for commercial driver’s licenses and hazardous material hauling certificates to the Islamic terrorists in the Detroit terror cell.  He told the media that being in Al-Qaeda and/or being a terrorist is a mere “political credential” that makes no difference to him.

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Ismael Ahmed: Extremist Muslim, Medicaid Defrauder & Hezbollah/HAMAS Cheerleader

Ahmed also organized an ongoing scam in which his organization brought tens of thousands of pregnant Muslim illegal aliens from around the world to the U.S. to have their babies here, giving them U.S. citizenship.  His agency enlisted several Muslim nurses at Oakwood Hospital and a Muslim doctor, Jouhaina Maleh, to help the women obtain phony Social Security numbers so they could defraud Medicaid to have you pay for the deliveries.  There is a reason why more than 40,000 of the million Palestinian Muslim residents of Ramallah have U.S. citizenship.  And they vote here and receive entitlement checks from the U.S. there.

When, despite his billions in Medicaid fraud, Ismael Ahmed was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to head the Michigan Department of Human Services, which oversees Medicaid, I was the only person who testified against him at his hearing.  I drove up there and subjected myself to ridicule and attacks because it was the right thing to do.  On the other side, several members of the liberal, unelected organized Jewish community, including the then-head of the Jewish Community Council, traveled to Lansing to praise this piece of garbage, alongside his Muslim extremist cheerleaders. And I was apparently in for more of the same.

When I learned just a few hours before the Jewish Sabbath on Friday, January 21st, that Ismael Ahmed would be speaking at Shaarey Zedek, I knew it would be too late to get any of the wimps at this spineless, dying synagogue to stop the event.  I read in both the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press that the synagogue and the Detroit Jewish Community Council (another self-hating pan-Muslim politburo) were sponsoring Ahmed in a speech on helping the poor of Michigan, which is interesting, since Ahmed spent decades ripping them off and funneling Michigan taxpayer funded Medicaid and welfare to Muslim illegal aliens he helped bring here.

I quickly typed up a three-page pamphlet with the bullet points from articles I’ve written about Ismael Ahmed over the years and ran off 100 copies at FedEx Kinko’s.  It’s what my late father would have done. My pamphlet (read it here) had the basic stuff.  I didn’t include, for example, the fact that Ismael Ahmed’s first wife mysteriously “fell” down an elevator shaft at a New York construction site, during the trip Ahmed took her on after she asked him for a divorce.  (I always visit construction sites on trips to New York, don’t you?)  On Saturday,  I walked in 15 degrees below zero weather and a ton of snow for the mile and a half it takes to get from my home to Shaarey Zedek, with my bag of pamphlets. 

(Orthodox Jews are normally not allowed to carry things on the Jewish Sabbath as Jewish law prohibits it, but there is a set of strings, wires, and poles that are designated by the rabbis as an “eruv,” a kind of gated area that allows carrying on the Sabbath within its borders.  My walk to the synagogue was within the eruv.)

Shaarey Zedek is a very liberal, Conservative [not conservative politically, but the “Conservative” branch of Judaism] Jewish synagogue, and most of its congregants voted for Obama and were part of “Jews for Change.”  Its spineless rabbi, Krakoff, was an intern in the Bill Clinton White House.  He is Monica Lewinsky minus the thong, and the guts.  When I arrived at the synagogue, the parking lot was full, as there was a Bar Mitzvah or something like that going on.  Unlike observant Jews, most of its congregants drive on the Jewish Sabbath, in violation of Jewish law.  That the lot was full was unusual, as the synagogue is dying, hemorrhaging members and usually struggling to fill even its small chapel.

I entered the synagogue hall and began passing out my pamphlets to straggling congregants who were coming out of the services.  I was accosted by a 50-something woman dressed like a hooker, who identified herself as Lori Blumenstein-Bott, the executive director of the synagogue.  She asked me to pass out my pamphlets inside the synagogue double doors leading outside.  I complied.  Suddenly, a 50-something year old with the hair color and make-up of Ronald McDonald accosted me, demanding I stop passing out my pamphlets.  I replied that the synagogue was hosting a HAMAS and Israel-boycott supporter and that the synagogue executive director said I could pass them out.

Ronald McDonald:  “Well, I’m Mary Knoll, and I’m the Vice President, and I don’t want to read your brochure and I don’t want you passing it out.  I’m not even gonna read it.

Me:  “Well I don’t have a chart of the hierarchy of your synagogue, and I’m going to keep passing them out.  Don’t you want to know about the horribly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel person you are hosting here?”

Ronald McDonald:  “Well, I’m the Vice President.  And I don’t want you passing them out.  And I don’t care what the brochure says.  You’re not allowed to pass them out on the Sabbath.”

Me:  “You could be the Vice President of the Hair Club for Men, for all I know.  You don’t care that a HAMAS and Israel boycott supporter will be speaking in your main sanctuary?  Since you seem to be an expert in Jewish law, can you please cite me the particular Halachah [Jewish law] that forbids passing out pamphlets on the Sabbath?  By the way, did you drive here?  That is, FYI, against Jewish law.  I was told by an official of your synagogue that I could pass these out and I’m going to keep passing them out so your members know who you are hosting here with their membership dollars.  Why is it that you don’t want them to know this information?”

Ronald:  “That’s it!  I’m getting the rabbi.”

Me:  “Please do.  I’d like to ask him why he’s hosting a HAMAS and Israel Boycott supporter here.”

Just so you know, Ronald a/k/a Mary Knoll, is now the president of the synagogue.   Yup, the same woman who refused to read a pamphlet about the HAMAS and Israel boycott supporter she hosted.  The same one who cites me non-existent “Jewish law” about passing out pamphlets on the Sabbath.

Enter Rabbi Joseph Krakoff.  Rabbi Krakoff, in his late thirties and extremely ignorant of Jewish law and history, is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary.  But he’s well loved by the mindless liberals who barely populate his dying synagogue because he utters liberal platitudes, smiles a lot, and I’m told by people who left the synagogue because of him, he’s changed the melodies of the prayers to some funky new tunes, some of them resembling hip-hop.

Rabbi Krakoff knows me because I met with him a couple of years ago or so to ask him why he shared the stage with two Hezbollah-agent, openly anti-Semitic Detroit area imams, Imam Hassan Qazwini and Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, at an event hosted by Detroit’s then-new Catholic Cardinal.  Rabbi Krakoff’s unsatisfactory response at the time was that if he doesn’t go, then “the Jews won’t be represented.”  Yup a cop-out.  Some people still think they are in the camps.  The proper response would have been, “Cardinal, I’m sorry but I can’t attend an event at which you’ve invited supporters of Islamic terrorist groups and defenders of the killing of innocent Jews and Americans.”  But this rabbi has no testicles.

Rabbi Krakoff:  “Hi, what are you doing?  Why are you passing out pamphlets?”

Me:  “Because you are hosting a HAMAS, Hezbollah, and Israel boycott supporter at your synagogue, tomorrow, and I want your members to know what you are doing and who you are hosting.  You can deliver all the pro-Israel sermons and host all the pro-Israel rallies in the world, but they are meaningless and phony, when you host people like Ismael Ahmed at your synagogue.”

Rabbi Krapkoff:  “I didn’t know anything about it.”

Me:  “Um, you are the rabbi here.  Don’t you know what’s going on in your synagogue?  It was advertised in both Detroit papers as being hosted by your synagogue in your main sanctuary, sponsored by your synagogue, and it’s on your synagogue’s website calendar of events.”

Rabbi:  “Well, we have nothing to do with that.  We sponsor anything that people pay us money to rent our facilities.  We don’t have any part of it.”

Me:  “Huh?  Rabbi, it is on the stage of your main sanctuary.  It is IN YOUR synagogue.  You are sponsoring this and your synagogue’s name is on all of the event’s publicity.  Maybe I should tell David Duke to rent your facilities to hold his next meeting here.”

Rabbi:  “Well, I’d never allow that.  If I would have known about this, it would never have happened.”

Me:  “What is the difference between David Duke and Ismael Ahmed, other than that Ismael Ahmed’s Jew-haters get results?  You are the rabbi.  You don’t pay attention to what goes on at your own synagogue?”

[The rabbi is reportedly paid nearly $300,000 in annual salary, but for some mysterious reason and contrary to the law, Shaarey Zedek’s tax returns (which would confirm his salary) are not publicly available, as is required for all non-profits. What are they trying to hide?]

Rabbi:  “Well, please, don’t pass these out.  It’s the Sabbath.”

Me:  “Rabbi, what’s the Jewish law against passing out pamphlets on the Sabbath?  Please tell me.  Also, what’s the Jewish law about driving and using cell phones on the Sabbath, as most of your congregants are doing today? The biggest sin here is that you are hosting a Jew-hater in your synagogue. Don’t you have any sense of perspective?”

Rabbi:  “Well I’ll tell you what.  If you promise to stop passing these out, I promise you after Shabbat [the Sabbath], I will call Robert Cohen [the far-left bimbo who heads the Jewish Community Council, the co-sponsor of the event], and I will tell him Ismael Ahmed won’t speak here on Sunday.  I promise you Ismael Ahmed will be canceled from the event.”

Me:  “Rabbi, if you promise me, I will stop passing these out and go home, as I’ve achieved my goal.”

Rabbi:  “I promise you Ismael Ahmed will not be speaking here.”

But as I walked home in the freezing cold, I had a feeling this Rabbi was gonna screw me and not keep his word. I made a tactical error. Had I continued to pass out the brochures, were they going to have the guard kick me out? Then, I’d pass them out in the parking lot. They wouldn’t dare call the police and have me arrested on the Sabbath in front of all the congregants for the “crime” of passing out a pamphlet about a HAMAS supporter they hosted, would they? Now, I had nothing. They could host Ahmed, and there is nothing I could do to embarrass them out of it. I concluded this wimpy, ignorant, sorry excuse for a rabbi wouldn’t keep his word. And I was right. It gets worse. Much worse.

The next day, I sent a friend to the event. His instructions were to call me at 1:30, when the event started, and to let me know if Ahmed was speaking. At 1:30 I got the call. “Debbie, he’s here. He’s speaking. That rabbi lied to you. They screwed you.” I immediately drove to the event.

But when I tried to enter the synagogue, two hulking security guards stopped me. “She’s here! She’s here! Stop her!” I heard them shouting into their cellphones and walkie talkies. One of them was there the day before when I tried to pass out my pamphlets. He told me that they were hired by Shaarey Zedek to look for me and stop me from entering the event. Yup, I’m the real terrorist for handing out pamphlets, not the HAMAS, Hezbollah, and Israel-boycott supporter on stage. Not the guy who runs the Muslim Medicaid fraud anchor baby ring.

I asked them to get the rabbi. They told me the rabbi wasn’t there and they got the synagogue Executive Director, instead. Lori Blumenstein-Bott, the 50-something year old from the day before arrived dressed like a slut and with a scowl on her face. Wearing what appeared to be just tights (you could see her entire butt and the explicit outlines of her frontal vaginal area) and a shirt, she held a walkie talkie and repeatedly stated, “You’re banned from the Shaarey Zedek premises. You must leave immediately.” When I asked why the rabbi lied and why HAMAS and Israel boycott supporter Ismael Ahmed was speaking, she repeated that statement. When I asked why the event was advertised as open to the public and yet I can’t attend and hear the speech, I was read the same statement.

I told Ms. Bott that I was disgusted that a HAMAS and Israel-boycott supporter was being hosted and I was banned. I also told her I’d be writing about this and that she should be ashamed. Then, treated like a terrorist, the guards escorted me out. They copied down my license plate and the description of my car. They followed me out of the driveway to make sure I left. It was humiliating. (Ms. Blumenstein-Bott is no longer at the synagogue. I do not know the circumstances surrounding her departure a month ago.)

When I got home, I called the rabbi’s home (his number is listed), and he answered the phone.

Me: “Rabbi Krakoff, you promised me that Ismael Ahmed would not be speaking at your synagogue. And not only did he speak there today, but I was banned from the premises. Apparently, for you, the Ten Commandments is only nine, and thou shalt not lie is deleted. I find this disgusting. This is how you treat a Jew for the ‘crime’ of passing out pamphlets exposing the HAMAS supporters you host?”

Rabbi Krapkoff: “Well, as I told you, we have nothing to do with this.”

Me: “Rabbi, no that’s not what you told me at all. As you well know, you promised me that if I stopped passing out my pamphlets about Ismael Ahmed, you would cancel his appearance at your synagogue. You did not keep your word. You lied to me. And your synagogue has everything to do with this because you hired two security guards and had them and your synagogue executive director escort me from the premises. Your synagogue banned me so it has everything to do with the synagogue. Don’t lie to me.”

Rabbi: “Well I don’t know anything about you being banned. And I have nothing to do with this.”

Me: “Huh? It’s your synagogue. You are the head rabbi. You have everything to do with this. You treated the HAMAS and Hezbollah Muslims with their swastika signs better than me, a Jew whose crime was passing out a pamphlet about your HAMAS and Israel-boycott supporting guest speaker. Don’t you remember when you allowed them to protest on your front lawn because you wanted to show how liberal and open you are? I guess that only extends to Muslims who openly hate Jews. Rabbi, didn’t you learn the story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza at the Jewish Theological Seminary? Did you learn nothing from that?”

Rabbi: “What’s that? I’m not familiar with it.”

The story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza is probably the most famous Talmudic story in all of Judaism. It is considered the reason why the Second Temple was destroyed. Anyone who doesn’t know the story has no business putting “rabbi” in front of his name. The Cliff’s Notes version is that a rich guy was hosting a party but his servant accidentally invited his sworn enemy, “Bar Kamtza,” instead of his friend, “Kamtza.” When the man walked into his own party and saw his enemy sitting at the table, he demanded the man leave and forced him to depart, despite the man’s offer to pay for his food, the party, etc. He embarrassed the man and humiliated him in front of all the top rabbis and leaders of Israel, and they said nothing, allowing this to go on. G-d punished the Jewish people with the destruction of the Temple because of the horrible way Jews treated other Jews as at this party.

But “Rabbi” Krakoff didn’t know the story because he knows nothing about Judaism and thinks it’s about voting for Obama and ostracizing pro-Israel Jews like me in favor of Jew-haters like Ismael Ahmed.

Me: “Rabbi, I’m disgusted by you. The way you lied to me and threw me under the bus to pander to extremist Muslims who hate Israel and the Jewish people is truly sickening. All of your pro-Israel sermons and rallies are a fraud. You are a phony and a liar. And you know nothing about Judaism.”

Rabbi: “Well, this would be better resolved in a meeting in my office rather than over the phone.”

Me: “What? It’s too late. It can’t be resolved. It’s done. You hosted Ismael Ahmed on the stage of your main sanctuary. You had a chance to change that. But you lied and you have no courage. No guts. No principles. You know, Rabbi, I know your synagogue is dying. You are losing members on a regular basis and your synagogue can barely afford to heat or cool the place and keep it going, much less pay your high salary. You rely on Orthodox Jews to pay to hold events and parties at your synagogue, and I’ll spread the word about how you host HAMASniks and Jew haters. Both my sisters had their weddings at your synagogue. People read my website, and I’m going to publicize this and what you did.”

Rabbi: “Well what do you want me to do now?”

Me: “I want you to call over to your synagogue and tell them to unban me and allow me in to hear your new friend Ismael Ahmed’s speech.”

Rabbi: “Okay, I’ll tell them. Give me five minutes. And then you can go back.”

I gave him ten minutes. I drove to Shaarey Zedek, where one of the guards was blocking the driveway with a big black SUV. He shook his head in anger at me. I rolled down my window and I could hear him saying into his cellphone, “She’s back, just like he warned us.” It was clear he was talking about Rabbi Krapkoff. I said, “The rabbi said I could come back. He said he’d tell you to lift the ban and allow me in.” The man shook his head and said, “No, he warned us you were coming and told us not to let you in. He told us to look out for you.”

I said, “Okay,” turned around, and drove home. I called the rabbi, and predictably, he didn’t have the cojones to answer the phone, that lying fraud. I left him a message telling him how disgusted I was with him and that I’d be writing about the “rabbi” with no balls.

My mother has taught at the Shaarey Zedek’s absolute joke of a Hebrew school for over 40 years, and we had a family membership there. I went to Shaarey Zedek Nursery School. My family has paid to hold parties there several times. My late grandfather, Irving Wolf Schlussel, even though he was Orthodox, taught at Shaarey Zedek Hebrew School and occasionally prayed there. Today, he is turning over in his grave.

I’ve told many people about what happened at Shaarey Zedek, including two close friends of mine–a gentile woman and an Arab man who worked for the Israelis in South Lebanon–whom I invited to see Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speak there. Both are as digusted with what happened as I am and are especially disturbed that this happened just a few years after they heard Netanyahu speak at the same place. I also called several friends and relatives who were members there. But none of them still belong, as the synagogue is dying, and with how they treated me, they can write Shaarey Zedek’s epitaph with it. The late Detroit Pistons owner Bill Davidson left some of his billions to the Synagogue, after the rabbi performed his wife Karen’s quickie “conversion” to Judaism. But she is reportedly holding the money up. Crocodile tears from me. Shaarey Zedek is one of Michigan’s oldest synagogues, and this year, it is celebrating its 150th anniversary. It was originally founded as an Orthodox synagogue, but regardless of its current level of religiosity, I am sure its founders are turning over in their graves at the disgusting self-hatred with which its current “leadership” behaves.

I told my Holocaust survivor neighbor, who belongs to the synagogue, about what happened. She was in tears, as it reminded her of the Jews who pandered to the Nazis before everyone was rounded up and sent to the camps. When I asked her if she would say something to the rabbi, she cowered, saying that she was afraid he’d treat her like the kapos did in the camps. After what he did to me, I cannot blame her for feeling that way.

Others responses were disappointing. Most of the officers of Shaarey Zedek, whom I contacted, either ignored me or screamed at me and hung up. Janet Pont, the synagogue director of membership, a longtime family friend who attended my Bat Mitzvah and who claims to be so pro-Israel, ignored my letter and phone call to her. Sad.

When I called Joseph and Diane Savin, who lead the local Zionist Organization of America (which my late grandfather once headed and in which my late father was active), they said they’d continue to hold ZOA events at Shaarey Zedek “because they are nice to us.” Mr. Savin once plagiarized my work on Ismael Ahmed for a letter to the editor complaining about him to the Detroit Jewish News. But talk is cheap, and even basic courage and principles are rare. When it comes to a synagogue that hosts Ismael Ahmed, he and the ZOA continue to support and enable the place. As long as they do this, the synagogue will continue to host people like Ismael Ahmed.

Shaarey Zedek means the “Gates of Justice” in Hebrew. But what I found at that synagogue has nothing to do with justice, not even close. More like “Shaarey HAMAS.” In Judaism , there is the concept of the “Erev Rav,” forces of chaos–infiltrators who arrive to confuse people in every generation of Judaism. I think I found the modern version in Rabbi Krakoff and Shaarey Zedek.

On Passover, we read the Haggadah at the Seder dinner.  In it, we read how in every generation, there are those enemies who come to destroy the Jewish people.

How sad that in this generation, those enemies come from within and they include Rabbi Joseph Krakoff and Shaarey Zedek.

That’s not a new thing, as I’ve noted that in ancient times, the Maccabees had to slay more Jews than they did Greeks.  Sadly, there are no Maccabees around anymore.

That’s why scum like Rabbi Joseph Krakoff and his ignorant congregation get away with impunity and have no qualms about hosting HAMAS and Israel-boycott supporters.

And they have no qualms about banning me for peacefully handing out brochures . . . and treating those who march around with Hezbollah and swastika signs with far more respect.

They are the reason why the Second Temple was destroyed, and they are the 80% of Jews who refused to leave Egypt when the rest of the Jews left slavery.

And they are worse than any anti-Semites I’ve yet to encounter.

E-mail Rabbi Joseph Krakoff, and let him know how despicable he is. Do the same via snail-mail to the synagogue officers, listed below. Clearly, their mirrors–and their consciences–aren’t functioning correctly.

Last year, I drove my Holocaust survivor neighbor to Yom Kippur services at Shaarey Zedek before I left for my synagogue.  I noted several police officers and their police cars directing traffic inside the synagogue parking lot, which appears to violate the very strict Article I, Section 4 of the Michigan Constitution, a provision far stricter than the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause separating church and state.  The very wealthy congregants of Shaarey Zedek can apparently hire two security guards to stop “terrorist” Debbie Schlussel from attending a speech.  Clearly, they can afford to pay private parking attendants in a city rife with crime that cannot afford to waste police resources on a synagogue parking problem.

All of the Shaarey Zedek members reading this (including the rabbi) should note that I and my lawyers are looking into this issue.  I have no problem with keeping a HAMAS-enabling synagogue from violating the separation of church and state.

Shaarey Zedek might as well be a mosque, as far as I am concerned.  Same difference.  It’s just that mosques are more honest about what they stand for.

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57 Responses

78% of American Jews who could vote voted for Barack Obama over John McCain. I am not surprised to read about this, Debbie.

Occam's Tool on April 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Nice article Debbie, I also believe that Rabbi Krakoff is a fake and a LIAR for not sticking to his words that he promised you. DS, Mr. Krakoff is the equivalent to the politicans from both political parties, and it’s clear to me that the rabbi, the VP and some of the congregants at the synagogue want to keep their head in the sand and live like an ostrich. I hope that rabbi finds his way to this website and explain to himself to not just Debbie, but to us the readers and fans of DS for hosting this anti-semitic, jew-hater, israel-hater and probably america-hater Ishmeal Ahmed.

If I go out with a jewish female, I hope that she’s very conservative (like DS) and is aware on what’s happening around the world, Debbie, I know that your disgusted that your sister & your brother-in-law had their wedding at the specific synagogue, I would assume that your sister and your brother-in-law are pissed and disgusted that that synagogue decided to ban you like the cowards they are, because you where exposing the whole truth about a low-life anti-semitic. Had this rabbi either hosted David Duke, King Shabazz (New Black Panther Party, black nationalist racist BTW), a KKK member, a Aryan-Nation member (white nationalist racist BTW), etc. I think he wouldn’t have any problem with any of those?

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on April 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Jews who openly support and abet Israel’s enemies should be read out of the Jewish people.

    The way they treat fellow Jews who want the truth known about Israel and the enemies it faces justifies the Divine penalty of ex-communication.

    They may not atone for their sins in this world but I’m sure they can explain their hatred of their brethren to the Heavenly Tribunal and on the Day Of Judgment, I would not like to be in their shoes.

    Good riddance to Rabbi Krakoff and his congregants. They certainly don’t deserve to have Heaven listen to their insincere prayers. As Micah said, G-d asks you to do three things: to love your fellow man, to act justly and to walk humbly with your G-d. On all three counts, both the management and the members of Sha’arei Tzedek failed and the very name of their institution stands as an affront to the Supreme Judge Of The World, Blessed Be His Name.

    NormanF on April 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm

To paraphrase the well known expression “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are”: “tell me who your enemies are and I’ll tell you who you are”…

Eliezer on April 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Wow! As a Christian, I ask how these Jews can be such fools? They think that they are just standing in line for a shower? This congregation is just handing out the towels.

Debbie, I share your indignation.

Duck on April 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Debbie, I am glad that someone like you exists, as you are truly an inspiration. I admire your intelligence and courage. I’ve been a fan for a long time but this is the first time I’ve emailed you to say: “You are not alone. I am on your side!”
Thank you, and please continue your excellent work.

Jeremy on April 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

The Conservative [not the small “c” political one] movement is dying generally because neither the leadership nor the laity have made clear what they stand for. (The long standing challenge was to explain their principles without using the word “not”, as in “We’re not Reform and we’re not Orthodox”.) But one principle they and more liberal Jews have seemingly abandoned is Hillel’s maxim, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?”

My own Conservative synagogue isn’t quite as bad as the one you describe, but only by degree. The two occasions a Muslim was hosted were fairly innocuous – one a community wide memorial service after the Asian tsunami of 2004, and a talk by a secular Muslim journalist talking about her work at WSJ with Daniel Pearl. But an upcoming lecture about Israel-Diaspora relations will feature … Peter Beinart. Both rabbis of course belong to “Rabbis for Human Rights”, despite that the head of that Israeli organization has been documented inciting Arabs against Jewish settlers. They’re big on “social justice”. Both are nice guys, but neither is a scholar by any means. (JTS standards have fallen since the days Schechter, Ginsburg and Weiss-Halivni.)

As to the involvement of public cops “directing traffic” on Yom Kippur, that obviously shouldn’t be their role. Given my own synagogue’s prominence, the DC police have in the past conducted bomb sweeps through the premises before the High Holidays, and do station a marked patrol car at the entrance to the street on those occasions, supplementing the private security checking bags at the entrance.

Raymond in DC on April 14, 2011 at 6:27 pm

People are cowards. They do not want to give up their own comfort to do the right thing. These people are not lovers of God.
There are very few who stand up to the modern day Nazis.

Bill on April 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I will write the Rabbi. Disturbing post Debbie but you truly are a fighter. May G-d bless you.

Ilan on April 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm

No Orthodox Jewish synagogue would do this and no Orthodox rabbi would fail to keep his word to someone.

I keep thinking G-d in High Heaven looks down on this synagogue where these people are hypocrites. They don’t practice what their rabbi preaches.

Its says much when they ban a Jew for speaking the truth and forbid her entrance to G-d’s (every synagogue is a miniature stand-in for the Temple) House but they openly host, without shame or remorse, open anti-Semites within their gate.

Not all the Jews left Egypt and as the Torah itself records, those who did showed G-d no appreciation and complained incessantly about their freedom. Slavery is more a state of mind than of body and more than quite a few Jews today are slaves to Islam.

That’s one of the reasons to keep celebrating Passover. Until every Jew has really come out of Egypt, the enslavement of the Jews will never really be over. Debbie’s shameful experience at Sha’arei Tzedek revealed how much it remains with us still to this very day.

NormanF on April 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Norman, as Debbie said at the beginning this article, that that synagogue is dying out and the congregants are decreasing, rather increasing. This is not just limited at the synagogue, the samething can be said for the church, and that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t been to church in nearly 6 years, it’s because of their lack of leadership, they have NO fire in their systems just plain old mayonaise. And that’s why I’m more of a “spiritual man” who’s not religious, even though I was raised as a “Seventh Day Baptist” (even though I’m debating it amongst myself whether or not I want to return to church someday).

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on April 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Matthew 7:15-29

Michelle on April 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

What do you expect from a Conservative congregation? Conservative and Reform are almost all liberals politically, and we know how liberals view Israel. On the other hand, the Orthodox voted 85% Republican the last national election.

Mark Bernstein on April 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Simply frustrating to read this. Just disgusting. I love how you stuck to your guns though. I’m not real surprised at this Rabbi. I had lots of run ins with my church’s big shots when I was a teen ager and those people were total idiots. The noses were stuck way up in the air while their kids were acting like animals. Arrogant. No common sense.

samurai on April 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Debbie,
Unfortunately there are Rabbi Krackheads in every generation and almost every community in our country. We all need to have zero tolerance for ignorance, or in this case willful actions, that help our enemies, and endanger our communities.
The answer to this is to fight them at every turn, expose them for what they are and keep fighting.

Larry Levine on April 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm

The religion of leftism is easier to believe in than the religion of infinite spirit. To believe otherwise would cause the weak leftist practitioner to realize their entire life has been predicated on lies, and as such they are more apt to become even more fervant of a believer. It’s the same thing in Catholicism; stereotypical, former JFK supporters/voters (because their parents voted for FDR), retired, “sport” enthusiast, supporting “immigrant” rights and “social justice within our community” (because their grandchildren are members in Catholic Youth Organizations and youth ministries).
I asked a Priest about 5 years ago-after he gave a homily justifying “our” support for the “poor, war weary Palestinians-why there is a fence around Vatican City. He said, “What does that have to do with supporting the innocence in the West Bank?” I said, “…because in about 725 A.D. [oh the irony in A.D.], Muslims stole the doors off of St. Peter’s Basilica, and a wall [fence] was built to keep them out.” “Well…[*drum roll*] President Bush shouldn’t have us in Iraq…”
Give ‘em hell Deb!

Sick_Boy on April 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

My only question, Deb, is this: Is Rabbi Krapoff more of a Capo, or more a member of the Judenrein (The Jewish Council in the ghettos that worked with the Nazis to send the Jews to their death)? On the one hand, he tricks people and lies to them, just like the Judenrein. On the other hand, he calls in the police to do his dirty work.

On second thought, he would have been the ghetto rat, running to the Nazis to rat out Jews in hiding to save his own life. Of course, in the end, the Nazis killed the ghetto rats, too.

Jonathan Grant on April 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Debbie, I am sad but not truly surprised about this. I know some Jews in my area and they are the Spielberg types, liberal to the max.

The only time they feel threaten is not by Islamists but by “right-wing, Bible-thumping Christians”. Oh the other bogey man that they are afraid are by Neo-nazis, who are not to be taken lightly, as a bigger threat than what Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda represent.

Same thing with liberals in general, they feel more threaten by Christians. especially the Catholic Church than anything that the Muslims do. I ask them why they feel Christians are more of a threat than anybody else and they just mention things about anti-abortion, gay marriage, and even the Inquisition.

I hate to say this Debbie but I see more of the Jews here in the USA being the type willing to live under the Pharaoh of the Old Testament than be the Jews of Masada that fought the Romans until the very end.

Mario on April 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

That’s obscene!

I just finished an email to you with: “The degree to which American Jews are selling out on Israel is very disturbing.”

Then I came over here to your blog and saw this column.

BTW, Kurtzer was President Bush’s ambassador to Israel. That makes him a bi-partisan Israel hater.

There is NO Santa Claus on April 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Thanks, Debbie. I share your sense of honor but, alas, not your courage. I must console myself with, at least, not being one of “them”. Thank G-d some–the few of you–are able to do the heavy lifting.

lee on April 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I’m sorry that you had this experience, Debbie.

Now, to “Rabbi” Joseph Krakoff, as well as others in Congregation Shaarey Zedek:

In addition to what Debbie and other here have said, I want to add that when G-d made the reference to those Jews who were rebelling against him as being “a stiffnecked people” (Exodus 32:9, and 33:5), he was also talking to you.

JeffE on April 14, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Clarification:

    “others in Congregation Shaarey Zedek:”, meaning those that Debbie mentioned, as well as those in the congregation who side with them over Debbie.

    JeffE on April 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Debbie, Your commentary today was indeed very, very sad.
But, it’s becoming commonplace for much of American Jewry these days. This so-called rabbi, and his board of idiots, should be hanging their collective heads in shame for what they’ve done. But, they’re obviously so stupid that they don’t have a clue what they’ve done, nor do they really care. I truly admire you for what you write, and, most importantly, your willingness to put your words into action.
Finally, I’ve come to the saddest conclusion of all, that Jews are their own worst enemy.

Neils60 on April 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm

DS, you walk it like you talk it LIKE NO OTHER.

It is very inspiring.

It has made me see Islam for what it really is and I am more influenced by Judiaism these days than my own religion.

Keep up the inspiring work.

Skunky on April 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm

In the Hagadah, we read about Laban, the enemy within, who turned against the Jews and sided with Israel’s enemies.

Rabbi Krapoff is the Laban of the 21st Century.

Jonathan Grant on April 15, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Jon, an Italian anti-Semite got murdered this morning in Gaza by more vicious Muslim anti-Semites.

    Hating the Jews and Israel isn’t enough to save your life.

    But as Debbie will surely point out, the leftist moonbats will blame the Joos anyway.

    It ain’t mutual brotherhood and love that ties the Left and Islam together but raw unadulterated anti-Semitism.

    And yes, Jews can be and are anti-Semites, too. Jew hatred is no respecter of race, sex, creed or religion. They come in all stripes.

    Quite frankly, I have no problem whatsoever with terrorists disposing of anti-Semites and apologists for terrorism against Israel. In fact, it kinda warms my heart that they’re getting the very fate they plotted to inflict upon the Jews. Alhamidullah (Praise Allah) this is one thing they do that is definitely to the benefit of the entire world.

    NormanF on April 15, 2011 at 7:26 am

21st Century American Synagogue bans Holocaust-surviving descendant and righteous Jew, yet welcomes Hitler-admiring and anti-semitic Muslim Ahmed.

JewLover on April 15, 2011 at 12:39 am

Debbie I have been following you for ages, you are a true patriot and adherent to your faith. I am a Christian and I admire Ann Barnhardt also who is your Christian equivalent.
Keep on keeping on Debbie, many many are on your side. We all do our bit wherever we are. We stand for Israel.

Phaesi on April 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

Deb,

Any Jew who believes in God must realize that you can’t just go on a once per year fast day in order to make it into the book of life but are judged by your actions, not words, 24/7/365.25.

You took a stand by your actions, not just words, and someone in that synagogue that took notice will have to decide if they’d prefer to have their dreams invaded by thoughts of living a spineless existance and walking towards the gas chambers or will find the courage to admit their folly and throw the shackles off and do what’s right. God is taking notice and testing us all and you are his agent pointing Jews in the right direction, no different from Moses did almost to this day many years ago.

I was shaken slightly by last weekends siren’s before a few grad attacks in our direction of the Negev but Pessach is coming and who can think about stupid metal falling from the sky when it’s such a festive time of year and planning for being outdoors and lighting up the old BBQ in nature with the family is so precious during the Passover week long holiday.

We each got our place to act to make Judaism that much better.

You got plenty of support from Israel.

Happy Pessach.

Fred on April 15, 2011 at 1:30 am

Next to the terrible shooting of Rabbi Morris Adler in 1966 (which I remember hearing of as a young boy), this is a most disgraceful incident for Congregation Shaarey Zedek (CSZ). In particular, it shows how far CSZ has fallen in their 150 year old history, and in general, it shows you how far American Jewry has fallen in this country in the name of worshipping liberalism and political correctness, and how unenlightened and uneducated a lot of our so-called leaders in the community truly are.

It also reinforces why I never trust most young “pisher” Rabbis in their 30s. I have to think that as little as I truly know in my 50s about this world and my Judaism, it is most certainly a LOT more in practical terms than a little pisher only a few years out of Rabbinic school. I had one of the best and wisest teachers EVER in my Holocaust survivor father, even though he never finished his formal education, having had it tragically interrupted at 15 years of age when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. But boy, that man was a virtual fountain of common sense – the lessons of his Cheder and of the Holocaust were deeply ingrained in him, and wisely, he passed some of it on to me (Baruch Hashem!). This includes strong lessons in Israel, the true nature of evil, and of the true enemies of the Jewish people.

Phil Raimi on April 15, 2011 at 2:43 am

To Johnathan Grant: With all respect, “Judenrein” means “Jew-free”. You were more likely trying to say “Judenrat” to describe the traitors in WW v 2.0.

I read the story about bar Hamtza and it makes perfect sense: “don’t turn your back on a friend in time of need – you might find a knife in it at the end.”

Smert? predatelyam!

The Reverend Jacques on April 15, 2011 at 3:17 am

Dear Debbie: Calling Rabbi Crackhouse an “OberKapo” was a bit tacky. I don’t like ANYBODY tossing around references to the Holocaust.

Otherwise, spot on, I’m sorry you were humiliated by those ignorant jerks, keep up the good work.

How long do you think it will be before Shaaray Zedek is sold and converted into a mosque?

I wish all the Jews on this website a happy, healthy kosher Passover. I wish all the Christians on this website a happy Easter.

Miranda Rose Smith on April 15, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Miranda, Debbie’s description and/or depiction of the so-called “rabbi” was and is totally appropriate, as evidenced by his totally disgusting behavior.

    Neils60 on April 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

This is my email:

Dear Rabbi Krakoff: It is my understanding that you allowed a pro-HAMAS speaker, Ismael Ahmed, to address your congregation, and that you banned the prominent, pro-Israel blogger and lawyer, Ms. Debbie Schlussel, from even handing out pamphlets in your lobby. I urge you to officially apologize to Ms. Schlussel, to invite her to address your congregation if she wishes, and, in future, to allow HAMAS supporters to exercise their right to freedom of speech-someplace else.

Warmest best wishes for a happy, healthy, kosher Passover.

Respectfully yours,

Miranda Rose Smith

Miranda Rose Smith on April 15, 2011 at 4:36 am

This ‘congregation’ has managed to violate various tenets of Judaism — personal modesty is certainly one of them; promoting Jewish security another, by catering to Judaism’s enemies. (not to mention the lack of truthfulness). And of course young Jewish people in this congregation will see these things and will probably grow up to be worse.

They get really energized in fighting you, but will not fight anti-Semites. Similar to the late 30s and early 40s, when the Jewish establishment fought against Peter Bergson and others who were trying to expose the Jewish establishment’s surrender to opportunism (i.e. supporting FDR at the expense of allowing Jewish refugees into the country or doing something meaningful to stop or reduce Hitler’s slaughter of Jews).

Little Al on April 15, 2011 at 8:56 am

It’s a shame that the folks Jewish people have to watch the closest are other, self-hating, Jews. We have tons of them here in NY who bleet on about Muslim profiling, Muslim “oppression” and how cruel Israel is to those who’d literally blow her off the face of the earth. It’s shocking. Are their memories *that* short? Is their pride and self-preservation instinct *that* lacking? Do they hate themselves *that* much?

crcan on April 15, 2011 at 9:32 am

You can tell from their addresses that none of the officers of this synagogue live close enough to Shaarey Zedek to walk. I know this because I used to live close enough to walk there. Once again, another group of non-observant Jews who are so busy being “politically correct” and “open-minded” that they will let the enemy walk right into their midst – into the heart of their community.

And when you try to point out their folly they lie and treat you like YOU’RE the enemy. What will it take to wake up the liberal Jews in this country?

DG in GA on April 15, 2011 at 10:54 am

My history knowledge has some gaps on this subject, but I seem to recall that the Nazis would make some of the Jewish people play the violin at the Warsaw train station so as to pacify the people getting on the trains to Auschwicz. In this way they kept order and avoided incidents while loading the victims on to the trains to their doom.

I think of this whenever I hear of American Jews acting like your Rabbi Krakoff. A new holocaust is coming and gets closer with every inroad that Islam makes into America. Rabbi Krakoff is playing the violin while the rest of us get on the train. The same is true of Mayor Bloomberg in New York as he defends and promotes the ground zero mosque. It is our duty to ignore the violin players. Those who would pacify us are just as dangerous as those who openly promote the next holocaust.

salt1907 on April 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

Debbie, this is the email that I sent to Mr Krakoff
Kep up the good work

Dear Mr Krakoff

After having read about you on Debbieschlussel.com I must say that you are an insult to the jewish people. Hosting anti-semites and sworn haters of Israel will NOT further your cause. You are a confused and ignorant man. Having graduated from the conservative line means that you probabley know about jewish customs and laws less then your muslim friends. Shame on you for having explelled Debbie. She is a tireless worker for jewish causes and a real jew

concerned on April 15, 2011 at 11:38 am

The rabbi is the male Monica Lewinsky with no balls. I.e. a coward and a liar.

Daniel. on April 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

Daniel, he’s a modern worshiper of the Caananite idol Baal. That he adores the modern avatars of human sacrifice is no different than the folks the kings of Judah had to fight. Exterminating paganism was a bloody, messy and yet holy task. It didn’t eliminate all the pagans within the Jewish people. Its human nature some people find evil seductive – and they have for thousands of years.

Then it was the religion of Baal and Ashtarte and today its Islam. Some things never change.

NormanF on April 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

It is evident that that synagogue only retains the form, rather than the substance of Judaism. Also, the Rabbi, according to your description, is a coward and a liar. It would have been better for him simply to have stated his true feelings, rather than being deceitful. If this is representative of where Judaism is headed, its future is fairly bleak. Finally, I would imagine that those security guards would be running the other way if they encountered a genuine threat.

worry01 on April 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Debbie,

There is nothing new about this betrayal. Did you know that Muhammad was a Jew who thought that he is the Messhayya. Wasn’t his grandfather Abdul Muttaleb a Pharisee Jew raised by his mother Salma bint Addey Ibn El-Naggar until he reached the age of fifteen. He most likely was Bar Mitzfaad at that age. Isn’t tha Kaaba a synagougue built by the Jews escaping Roman Persecution to be their temple where they worship. Didn’t Bani Qurayzah and Bani Al-Nadir support Muhammad until he turned against them??? What is new about that??? The sad part is that someone thinks that he has the right to squander the rights of his people just because he is one of them. That is the fruit of vanity.

THe Rabbi is definitely wrong. He allowed a terrorist to Co-opt him when he shouldn’t have done that. Did any Moslem ever stand up and say let us coexist with the Jews in Land of Canaan??? Never. They are hell bent in fulfilling the hate of Muhammad to his brothers the Jews. Shame Shame Shame.

G. R. SCHAROUBIM on April 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

There is nothing new about Jewish betrayal. Jeremiah points out how the Jews who turned their back on G-d did horrible things in the Temple and he paints such a gruesome picture of the evil they did that the reader recoils in horror. And for the evil the Jews did in the sight of G-d they were vomited out of the land and lost their freedom.

Few people in this world have real principle and courage. Debbie may have been given humiliating treatment but she has nothing to apologize for. And the truth needs no defense. Doing the right thing with no expectation of reward is a reward in itself.The real shame lies with those who failed to keep their word and to do right in the sight of Heaven.

NormanF on April 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

My stomach is turning. Any piece of protoplasm with a mouth that can pontificate can be a ‘rabbi’ these days. I’ll write him in due time….but will need to choose my words so as not to ditto anyone else.
I really doubt this guy gives a crap about anything Jewish, especially of historic or biblical significance. He’s all about the current trends…

Not Ovenready on April 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Ya know Deb…

If you had worn a burqa, they probably would have left you alone.

There is NO Santa Claus on April 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Thank you NormanF and worry01. Very well put.

Daniel. on April 15, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Just one dumb, general question.

Is the Rabbi an Atheist?

In this age, deceit, betrayal and evasion appear to creep up at the most unusual places. I wouldn’t be too surprised that more people are starting to fear and mistrust each other.

By that standard, I can be Rabbi, too. And I be packin’ heat, playa!

(Translation: some of the most powerful people in our lives are most likely the least qualified for the job. Scary.)

The Reverend Jacques on April 16, 2011 at 12:38 am

Debbie, left wing people like the rav consider it their right to abuse and mistreat people like you and me. They literally prefer HAMAS to right wing Jews. And any non-Orthodox synagogues is a complete shanda if you dig deep enough. The Reform palace down the street from me is all about Obama, gay rights, bogus conversions and lip service for wealthy Jews. Once when I went there (don’t ask) with salami and eggs I had brought from home these two shrewish women employees told me I couldn’t bring that in as I was mixing milk and meat, since “eggs are in the dairy section and salami is meat”. I politely told them they were incorrect, that eggs are pareve, but they said those were the rules there. A director later acknowledged that they were mistaken and said she spoke to the shrews about it but I never received any type of apology. Of course this from a synagogue that serves treif. If I had a question about how to be a complete disgrace I’d call the rabbi, otherwise not so much. Kol hakavod for exposing your local kapo rabbi and for your ongoing mitzvah actions. Call me.

A1 on April 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

Hi Debbie,

Thank you for your courage. While reading what happened, I am reminded that this is the modern incarnation of a very old disagreement in Judaism. I refer you to the disagreements between the Pharisees and the Sadducees of 2000 years ago.

On one hand you had the traditionalists (Sadducees) trying to keep the law and not totally integrate into the popular culture of the time (Greek/Roman). The Pharisees wanted to integrate with the popular culture and adapt Judaism to “modern times” (hellenization).

The Orthodox today realize (as did the Sadducees of 2000 years ago), that integration === the end of Judaism. This Rabbi and his congregation want to “understand” the muslims and have inter-faith “dialogue” not ralizing that as Michael Savage says “if the muslims had a chance they would cut these people’s throats and throw them down a well”.

jimmyPx on April 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

This “rabbi” should be shut down and his congregants are dhimmi morons. Nothing worse than this. I think I’ll call him and tell him what a piece of garbage he is.

jewishinfidel on April 19, 2011 at 11:41 am

The reason the money was being held up was the sale of the pistons. How ironic. Bill davidson would turn over in his grave if he knew his team was sold to people who pray for the destruction of israel and shaarey zedek collects the blood money.

a on April 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Since when is mocking the same hair color as Ronald McDonald a valid criticism? Since it was leveled against a Jewish person, I have to assume it was self-hating anti-Semitism at work. What a riveting article. I’ve read it several so I can savor the tedious chronology and self-righteous fury over and over again. Aren’t Arabs Semites as well? Well, Hitler thought so, apparently. The Arabs were next on his list. And when are you going to pick sides on the Sunni/Shi’a conflict? The Saudi Foreign Minister is in Tel Aviv this week. How does that figure into your worldview? You are bashing one of Israel’s new allies. No more cocktail parties with Netanyahu for you, young lady!

Family Friend on December 27, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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