I Had No Intention Of Writing This Type Of Editorial Today . . . But.
I Don’t Wear A Yarmulke (Jewish Skullcap). I don’t Wear Tzitzit (Fringes Of A Jewish Prayer Shawl) Outside my Waist, Running down beside my Legs. I Don’t have Payot (Long Curls Running Down From Each Of My Sideburns). I Don’t Wear a Fedora (Hat Often Worn Over The Yarmulke Of Observant Jews). I Don’t have a Long Beard, Nor do I Dress in Period/Religious Garb like the Chasidim (Ultra Religious) . . .
I Don’t Go to Synagogue much. I’m Not Observant. I’m Not Kosher. I Eat Pork, Seafood (Crustaceans) & Meat from behind the Rib Cage of a Steer like a T-Bone Steak or Filet Mignon (Not Kosher). And I Drive, Work & Play on the Jewish Sabbath (Sundown to Sundown Friday to Saturday).
Anne (Who Is Also Jewish) & I have for almost 40-Years lived in Christian Communities with many of our Christian Neighbors, whom we Regard as Good Friends. As a Matter of Fact, without Making this as some Kind of Equivalence Contest . . . Anne & I have More Christian Friends than we have Jewish Friends.
At our Passover Seders, my Family (Parents Included) always Included Christian Friends & Neighbors at our Table to Share-In our Prayers (The Retelling of the Story of Moses & the Exodus from Egypt), Wine & Traditional Passover Food.
During One Passover, at my Older Sister & Brother-In-Law’s House, Anne & I Invited Two Priests, who were Good Friends of ours to Join us, who Wore their Traditional Religious Garb, who also Blessed-Us in Prayer.
Anne & I Count Ourselves Blessed & Privileged – To Have Two Wonderful Active Christian Friends . . . Like Texans Pastor Gary Burd & His Beautiful Wife Carolyn, with whom we Break Bread whenever we Can.
This Coming Passover (Early April), Anne & I will be Celebrating the Exodus (Freedom) of the Jews from Egypt at my Sister & Brother-In-Law’s Florida Home, with a Jewish Couple from Tennessee, with whom we Currently Share the Three National Flags and Chanukkiah at our RV Resort in Texas.
But Also Coming to the Feast in Florida this Coming Passover, are Two Couples of our Christian Friends from Back-Home, who are Separately Making the 2,000-Mile Drive to be at our Seder (Passover Feast) Table.
How Many Times Have I Heard . . . “You Don’t Look Jewish. You Don’t Sound Jewish”?
In A Room Full Of Christian People . . . Anne & I would Appear to be No More Jewish than Anyone Else in that Room. And Neither would the Vast Majority of other North American (American/Canadian) Jews.
But Let Me Assure You . . . Anne & I Are Unabashed Jews Through & Through.
We Don’t Look Different. We Don’t Sound Different. We Don’t Smell Different. We are Passionate about Decent Values. We are Fanatics about Freedom of Expression. We Love Good Food. We Love the Popular Local Culture, mostly because it’s Our (Jewish) Culture too. We Love Sports, Entertainment & Getting Involved in Business, Manufacturing, Construction, the Arts, the Sciences, Medicine, Teaching, Politics – Etc.
SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
The Problem Is More Than 2,000 Years Of Anti-Semitism . . . Hatred of Jews because we’re Jews. Not because We’re Better or Worse – Because We’re Not. Not Because We’re Usurious – Because We’re Not. Not Because We’re Communists (Socialists) – Because We’re Not . . . (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Jewish).
Contrary To Popular Myth . . . There is No Jewish Cabal, as is Perpetrated in the Phony Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion, Created as an Anti-Semitic Screed in Russia (1903), Claiming that Jews are Conspiring to Control the World by Destroying the Fundamentals of Christianity while Controlling The World’s Banks.
The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion . . . Spread Round the World, and was used by the Likes of Adolf Hitler, and even Henry Ford, who Financed the Printing of a Half A Millions Copies of these Despicable Lies (Books).
And Even Today . . . In Addition to the Wretched Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion – Arab/Moslem Lies are Told by Many & Believed by Most – that Jews Kidnap Arab/Moslem Children near Passover, so We (Jews) can Drain their Young Arab Blood to be used to Make Kosher Matzos for Passover.
Years Ago . . . Anne & I Constructed our last Horse Farm. And at the Tail End of the Construction, I Hired a Young Couple to Wire the Television Room for a Full Giant Screen Sound Effect. And During Idle Conversation with this Couple, they told me that the CIA & Jews were the Cause of the 9/11 Attack On The Twin Towers.
The Job Wasn’t Yet Finished, when I abruptly Said . . . “Stop. What Do I Owe You Till Now? And GET The F-OUT Of My House”. Anne asked – What Happened? And when I told her, she said that she too would have Kicked-Them-Out If I Hadn’t.
WHAT DOES LGBTQ HAVE TO DO WITH AN ATTACK ON JEWS?
I Heard New York State Governor Cuomo Speak This Morning (December 29, 2019) About The Overnight Chanukah Machete Attack in Ramapo New York, when Cuomo Compared this Vile Racist ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK to Attacks on the LGBTQ Community.
WHY DOES THERE ALWAYS HAVE TO BE SOME FORM OF EQUIVALENCE WHEN JEWS ARE ATTACKED?
What Does An Attack On Jews . . . Only Because They’re Jews, Have to Do With Gender Confused People?
Let Me Tell You Something Of The LEFT . . . They Are the Worst Kind of Jew-Haters, Especially Amongst the Jewish LEFT, and the Elitist LEFT because Their Mindset is Simple . . . People Hate the Jews – Because (Fill-In The Blank) of what the Jews Said or Say. Because of what the Jews Did or Didn’t Do. Because of how the Jews Live. Because of Israel. Because of whatever Excuse they Want to Create.
And The Other Canard Is . . . We Need More Understanding. We Need More Education. We Need More Interfaith Meetings. We Need More Laws . . . We Need – We Need – We Need.
Let Me Tell You What We Need . . . We Need For The LEFT To Shut Their Mouths.
We Need to Really Outlaw BDS, and any other “Special Treatment” for the Jews. We Need for the Democrat Party to Throw-The-Hell-Out Of Their Party “Democrat Party” Anti-Semites like Cortez, Tlaib, Omar . . . and all the Others.
We Need To Stop Pussyfooting With The So-Called Palestinians, who Before Yasser Arafat (The Father of Modern Arab Terrorism) & the Disgraceful Oslo Accords . . . Never Existed As A Nation Or A “People”.
We Need To Defund The United Nations & Tell The ICC (International Criminal Court) Where to Get-Off. And Perhaps Most Of All – We Jews Should Stop Apologizing For Being Jewish & Trying To Distance Ourselves . . . From Who We Are & From Where We’ve Come.
My Jewish RV Neighbor & I Have A Star Of David Flag . . . Waving in the Wind Between our Two RV’s, Alongside My Canadian Maple Leaf and my Neighbor’s Stars & Stripes. We “Hung” the Star Of David in Honor of Chanukah. And decided to take it Down after the Chanukah Celebration Ended Tonight . . . But Not Anymore.
We Greeted Each Other This Morning Between Our RV’s & Spoke Briefly about the Chanukah Attack Last Night in New York State, and Without any Discussion, we came to the same Conclusion . . . This Jewish Flag Will Fly Wherever We Are.
If They Want To Hate Us Because We’re Jewish . . . Let Them Know Where To Look.
And if You’re Jewish, and you Support the Anti-Semitic Democrat Party of 2020, then you’re No Different than the Jews who Refused to See the Nazi Threat Prior to 1938 & Didn’t Stand-Up.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov