Monday, October 04, 2010

Rahm Al Kol Goyim?

Rahm Emanuel wants to become mayor of Chicago.

Well, that seems to be better for both him and for Israel than the job he took for the past 21 months.

Nevertheless, some Chicago Jews won't let him forget his antagonism for nationalistic Israel, and will not vote for him even though foreign policy is not relevant as Chicago mayor.  (I happen to know a couple of the people mentioned in that article.)  I'm one of those whose son was a patient of his father, but after what he did in Washington, he won't be getting an automatic vote from me just for being a Jew or for being his father's patient's father - I can tell you that.


At Mon Oct 04, 09:59:00 AM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your statement that support for Emmanuel is not automatic is important. I hope that all Chicago Jews take this position. If Torah values must be factored into our choice in political matters, I wonder where we stand with a candidate like Emmanuel versus another. By virtue of his most recent employment, Jews worldwide have been afforded with the opportunity to see his true colors. Rabbis in EY, including R' Lazer Brody called him out on a few issues. I am interested to see how the Chicago kahal will respond. I don't know the alternatives, but I hope that Chicago Jews in general measure them as carefully as you.



At Mon Oct 04, 02:35:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Sadiah said...

Maybe it would have been better for us if Emmanuel would have kept his job at the White House. It would have been his tikkun to try to help Israel during Obama's last two years in the White House. Now that Emmanuel quit, Obama will probably replace him with the biggest anti-semite he can find.

At Tue Oct 05, 11:18:00 AM 2010, Blogger RAM said...

Anyone who voted for Obama (for any office) can begin demonstrating sincere contrition by voting against Emanuel.

As for Obama's future actions without Emanuel's help, we can pray that a new Congress will stifle them.


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