CALIFORNIA’S ANTI-ADL RABBI
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CALIFORNIA’S ANTI-ADL RABBI
By Rev. Ted Pike
1 Dec 09
Recently, after reading my latest article “ADL Blasts ‘Paranoid’ Right,” Los Angeles Orthodox rabbi Nachum Shifren called, congratulating me. He says he loves what I am doing to oppose the Anti-Defamation League’s pro-homosexual, anti-American hate crimes agenda. You can read his blistering attack on ADL at www.newswithviews.com.
A Jewish radical and hippie in the 60s (he is still a surfer), Rabbi Shifren is running for the California state senate as a political conservative. He says, “The leftist Jewish media here has completely marginalized me as “radical,” preferring to cover my leftist, tax-and-spend, pro-gay opponent.” The liberal Jewish community has raised $2 million to defeat him, while he has spent $3,000. He vows he will prevail and continue speaking out – including against ADL.
In California, as in the nation, the great majority of synagogue-attending Jews (Conservative and Reform) lean toward a secular interpretation of Judaism. Along with many Jewish atheists, they support homosexual rights, abortion, and hate laws. While backed by the Orthodox community (about 10% of American Jews) Shifren says he has given up attempting to speak to hostile, secular Jewish audiences.
In California, ADL, voice of secular Jewry, is the mainspring, along with the homosexual lobby, of inspiring California’s pro-homosexuality and same-sex marriage initiatives. ADL and its twisted “anti-bias” ideology helped create S.B. 1977, California’s “anti-hate” statute, which forbids criticism of homosexuality in the public schools. It was written by liberal Jewish activist and ADL lackey Rep. Sheila Kuehl.
If Rabbi Shifren makes it to Sacramento, he will have to battle an increasing number of liberal Jewish legislators typical of those now inhabiting state houses and Congress. These are usually direct pipelines of ADL’s pro-homosexual, abortion, hate law, anti-Christian agenda.
Shifren reminds me of Rabbi Daniel Lapin, another anti-ADL Orthodox Jew. I hoped Lapin would lead a sizeable minority (up to 20%) of American Jews in opposition to ADL bullying. Shifren said he had a long talk with Lapin concerning this possibility and found him unable to assume such a mission.
Rabbi Shifren says he is full of fight to do just that. He swears he will resist ADL with all that is in him for the rest of his life.
The rabbi’s friendliness to me is a powerful reminder that everything I say at www.truthtellers.org and on the radio to warn against ADL works powerfully, not just for the benefit of Christians/conservatives but also for Jews.
It’s time for all Jews to realize that ADL does not really seek or accomplish the good of the Jewish people. In the 6 th century B.C., the prophet Jeremiah instructed the exiles of Judah being led away to Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar to seek the peace and prosperity of the nations of their dispersion. He promised that in the peace of those nations they would also have peace (Jer. 29:7). The great sin of ADL against the Jewish people is that, by defying God’s will as revealed through Jeremiah and subverting the values of its host nations, contriving freedom-destroying hate laws, and attempting to dominate governments and coerce politicians, ADL incites anger not only against itself but against all Jews. These include the many Jews innocent of such malevolence.
It is true most American Jews are liberals, sympathetic to some degree with ADL’s agenda. AP reported a year ago that 81% of American Jews helped vote in the predominantly pro-homosexual Democrat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. But what of the minority of Jews who did not vote Democrat? Unfortunately, especially in many European countries, such as Spain and some nations of the former Soviet Union, because of the bad reputation of a cabal of Jews in high places (as well as Israel’s brutality in Gaza this past year), all Jews are suspect and even demonized by increasingly higher percentages of the population.
By violating Jeremiah’s admonition and instead agitating, perversely legislating, and, in concert with the Jewish-dominated big media and Hollywood entertainment industries, corrupting the nations, ADL is the single largest contributor to the possibility of future persecution of Jews everywhere. (See article “Jews Confirm Big Media Is Jewish ” at www.truthtellers.org.)
With this in mind, I actively encourage both Jewish and Christian leaders to join with Rabbi Shifren and me to publicly defy and expose ADL, blunting its power to further inflame hatred of Jews worldwide.
Shifren does not believe any amount of anti-Semitism from without could ever destroy the Jewish people. But he does believe that ADL and secular Judaism could, as they destroy moral values of the Jewish community from within.
Are there any Christian/conservatives who believe they have a biblical obligation to be a blessing to the Jewish people? Let us unite to end the influence of one of the most oppressive systems of bondage ever to rule over God’s chosen people: the Anti-Defamation League.
Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass the federal hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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