Rabbis Ditch Traditional High Holy Days Call With Trump Over His Support For “Advocates Of Anti-Semitism”

Politico reports:

A prominent coalition of American rabbis has decided not to hold its annual conference call with the president to mark Jewish holidays, citing Donald Trump’s remarks on the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, as supporting “those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia.”

“We have concluded that President Trump’s statements during and after the tragic events in Charlottesville are so lacking in moral leadership and empathy for the victims of racial and religious hatred that we cannot organize such a call this year,” the groups — the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Rabbinical Assembly, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism — said in a statement.

The coalition represents the leaders of much of the U.S. Jewish community, with the exception of Orthodox Jews, who have been much more supportive of Trump. His daughter Ivanka and her family are Orthodox Jews. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

The conference call is a long-running tradition for presidents and Obama participated each of his eight years in office.

  • S1AMER

    Q: How do you identify decent human beings?

    A: They’re the ones who don’t want to be anywhere near Donald Trump.

    • I have a simple metric now: “Supported and voted for the barking mad Nazi wig-stand? Deplorable.”

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        They are not invited to our home. Period.

        • Judas Peckerwood

          Yup, I’ve completely cut the mercifully few Trumpers of my acquaintance out of my life, along with my horrifying hateful far-right family. Life is too short to waste hanging around asswipes.

    • barrixines

      Melania is decent?

      • Carl

        She wants to be near his money, so no.

    • Uncle Mark

      May I make a slight addendum to your answer?
      “They’re the ones, who don’t want to be anywhere near Donald Trump, unless they’re holding a baseball bat.”

  • Tomcat

    Damn NAZI doesn’t play well with anyone.

  • Sam_Handwich

    NO KUGEL FOR YOU!

  • edrex

    well… i’m sure netanyahu will call.

    • Tomcat

      Naziyahu!

    • BobSF_94117

      Cornyn thought bubble: “I’ve always wanted to do that!”.

    • clay

      Colonel McConnell conducts a sobriety field test: “Point to your right ear.”
      The man in the driver’s seat had some difficulty, even with his friend showing him how it’s done.

    • Nowhereman

      He really gets a kick out of getting in people’s faces and showing them who’s the biggest bully. I saw him pull his grab-and-jerk “handshake” on a Marine One helicopter crewman. I really wish that someone would jerk him right back and put him on his ass.

      • Cattleya1

        If anyone could do it, it would be a marine.

    • William

      Cornyn doesn’t have enough brain power to blow his own nose.

    • Uncle Mark

      That would have been the perfect time for McConnell to have a very wet sneeze

    • Nic Peterson

      Those little fingers could disappear in the turtle’s snout.

    • Bluto
  • Lawerence Collins
    • Tomcat

      Damn true.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s the wisdom of jeebus.

    • bambinoitaliano
      • DoctorDJ

        He’ll be dating her in another 10 years.

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          10 years…pleeezeeee.

        • The_Wretched

          He’s not a patient man.

        • Chicago joe

          He’s not waiting for dating….. A piste kayleh he is. He doing something for which he could do time…

    • (((GC)))

      Whatever happened to all those pastors who were quite vocal about tRump’s shocking unsuitability as a presidential candidate?

      Evidently, to a large number of conservative Christians, literally anyone is better than a Democrat.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    this year’s Passover dinner is gonna be awkward at Javanka’s this year.

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    I bet Trump did Nazi this coming….

  • geoffalnutt

    It’s a NAZI. I say “it” because it’s no MAN. It hasn’t done a manly thing its whole life. The most I’ll give it is “creature”.

  • PickyPecker
    • Todd20036

      Yup. Any Jew who is pro Trump is pro Nazi, and Nazis killing quislings as quickly as they killed the rest of us Jews

      • sfbob

        Quislings or, if you prefer, kapos.

  • Tomcat

    Trump, building walls everywhere.

  • TexasBoy

    “His daughter Ivanka and her family are Orthodox Jews.” It would not be surprising to see them convert to Evangelical Christian sometime soon.

    • Tomcat

      Doubt that very much.

    • madknits

      Bha. She’s a shiksa and he’s a shaygets.

      • Bubba in TX

        Hey, hey. She converted. But I can appreciate the alliteration. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go look up “shaygets”. (My mom would be so ashamed if she knew.)

        • sfbob

          Shaygets is the male equivalent of shiksa.

          • Bubba in TX

            But…but…he ISN’T a non-Jew. Madknits, explain yourself! ;-P

            (That’s a winky, tongue-sticking-out, old-school emoji at the end–I’m on my laptop, for a change.)

        • madknits

          Shaygets literally means “vermin” and is used for a male Jew who has fallen away from Orthodox practice. It can be a deadly insult in some circles. Shiksa is the female equivalent, but has come to mean Gentile Woman of low repute.

          • Bubba in TX

            🎵”I was dancing,
            with a shiksa,
            at Hermie’s,
            Bar-Mitzvah…🎵

            (I don’t think Hermie is the right name, but I even Googled the lyrics, and couldn’t find them!)

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      One factor is that I think Jared’s dad would disown him. His parents demanded Ivanka convert before they’d OK the marriage.

  • BobSF_94117

    This puts Orthodox Jewish leaders in a pickle because, normally, publicly fellating the President would be a no-no…

    • Danieruw

      Hasn’t stopped Netanyahu…

  • PickyPecker

    Ok, everybody just calm down and have a knish.
    http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/abc_knishes_ll_121119_ms.jpg

    • I’d rather have a pastrami on rye.

    • Treant

      I think I need some good old Yiddish cure all–a nice homemade chicken soup. I find it calming.

      • Bubba in TX

        When I go home to Chicago, I have to have lots of authentic Jewish deli food. A restaurant can be made or broke based on their matzo ball soup.

        (BTW, I also get lots of deep-dish and stuffed pizza, as well as all-beef hot dogs and Italian beef. Oh, and donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts–we don’t have very many of those near me, and they’re practically on every corner in Chicago. I gain about 5 lbs. per week when I visit.)

        • Treant

          Honestly, the soup absolutely has to have tons of garlic, too. If I can’t repel a vampire at 100 yards with it, I’m not interested.

          But oy, do I pay for that later.

          • Bubba in TX

            I don’t know about garlic, at least in terms of authentic Jewish deli soup. But if you enjoy it with garlic, as my people say, “You should live and be well.”

    • Elsewhere1010

      Knishes. Blintzes. Rugelach. Chocolate Babka. Challah. Bialys. Bagels, lox and cream cheese. Noodle kugel. Hamantaschen.

      Sheesh, now I’ve got to run to the store to buy a brisket (deckle end!).

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen
      • kareemachan

        Dang, I just googled chocolate babka. That looks yummy!

      • yiddishbear

        You forgot Kreplach and Matzo Balls. Chopped Liver. Kasha. Kishka. I am suddenly soooo hungry! And challah!

  • Piet

    I’m surprised that none of the Orthodox sects’ leaders are involved. I guess I missed something in years past. Does anyone know which strain of Orthodox Javanka are in?

    • Treant

      Orthodox-Mammon. Don’t expect a lot of criticism from that sort.

    • Nowhereman

      Sorry–I sure don’t. I just really don’t care. I think they are jewish only for the inheritance.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I Cancelled the call. Working hard on Wall Finance to MAGA!
    McConnel Sucks – DJT

    • Adam King

      I think I know who his ghost writer is.

  • Adam King

    So many words to avoid saying he’s a Nazi.

  • Charley

    Oy vey es Mir!

  • Dave705

    …but he’s the least anti-semitic person he knows!

  • Tomcat

    Why are so many people that brought trump to the dance leaving the dance???

    • Lazycrockett

      Cause it quickly turned into a Nazi rally.

      • Tomcat

        Like that was UNEXPECTED?????

        • Tomcat

          I heard Hillary warn people that when a person tells you what they are , believe them. Crediting Angelo.

          • Tomcat

            At which the media responded with, BUT HER EMAILS.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Because he started doing the loco-motion.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Well, it IS easier to learn than your A-B-Cs.

  • Tomcat

    Last one out of Washington, turn out the lights.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Ok, I’ll put the bong down after this, but maybe now he’ll show some shame and show enough self-awareness to resign.

    awww, bugger that. fire up the damn pipe…

    • clay

      What are you talking about? Trump represents Americans, not Globalists.

      /s

      • Karl Dubhe

        Trump rep’s himself. Like any ‘good’ mob boss.

        • clay

          Since Trump’s the President, he IS America.

          /s

          • Tomcat

            That makes this the first time I wanted to destroy America then.

    • Elsewhere1010

      And then pass it to your left. We all need some help these days…

    • Treant

      Yeah, screw that shit. Hand it over here and maybe, once we’re both baked at 350 for an hour or so, we can work on other methods of relaxation.

  • boobert

    He’s lost the Jews ! Keep em coming !

    • ByronK

      “Melania, did you see where I put my Jews? I can’t find them.”

  • Tomcat

    How could so many people NAZI this coming?

    • Tomcat

      Blinded by the REICH.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Revved up by a douche?

        • Tomcat

          Like a Russian hooker in the night.

        • Robincho

          Revved up like a douchebag on a roamer in the night…

  • Tomcat

    If trump keeps losing followers but his polls don’t go down, what does that show you. His numbers were cooked all along and still are.

    • Gigi

      Trump hates polls…unless they say what he want them to say.

  • Nowhereman

    I don’t get why orthodox jews would support a man who sides with nazis, the kkk and other white christian nationalists.

    • Silver Badger

      Neither did they,

    • grada3784

      It’s obvious – HER E-MAILS/HER GENDER.

    • sfbob

      Many mainstream Orthodox are politically moderate but no doubt supported Trump at a much higher rate than the other branches of Judaism. Unfortunately the Chasidim are extremely conservative and in fact are about as close as one can get, within Judaism, to evangelicalism. They also believe in relentless reproduction, similar to the Mormons.

  • Uncle Mark

    I bet Bannon wishes he was in the White House when this happened.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well new house sales have plunged to 9.4%. This is not a good sign for the economy.

    • Tomcat

      They will fudge the figures, after all they do the counting.

      • Tomcat

        Remember Trump says ONLY HE CAN (FIX) it.

      • (((GC)))

        trumPutinocchio’s transition team started out fudging the figures.

        “Trump Is Already Cooking The Books” (Daily Kos, Feb. 17)
        https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/17/1634953/-Trump-Is-Already-Cooking-The-Books

        “Trump is cooking the books of the American economy” (ThinkProgress, Feb. 21)
        https://thinkprogress.org/trump-cook-economic-data-8086a7a6b6cd/

        (There were articles in other places, including WashPost, which I won’t link to because they’re waging war on adblockers and there are other sources.)

        the Trump administration is going much further. It told White House economic advisers to start with a GDP growth target of between 3 and 3.5 percent a year for the next decade and then backfill numbers in their models to make that prediction work.

        What usually happens is quite different. Most presidential teams start with a baseline forecast and then calculate how their policies would either increase or decrease the growth rate. Trump is instead starting with the outcome he wants, and then having officials make the numbers work to get the economy there.

        When other administrations have come up with rosier pictures than the baseline estimates, it has usually been by a difference of a fraction of a percentage point. But the Trump team is calling for 3–3.5 percent annual GDP growth. That’s at least a whole percentage point above the consensus projection….

        …the administration has asked career economists to make a change in the way the trade deficit is calculated. The new method means no longer counting as exports anything that’s imported to the country and then sold to another country. For example, a car that was sold to a company in the U.S. from Mexico and then re-sold by that company to one in Canada would only be counted as an import and not as an export when it left, thus inflating the overall trade deficit.

        Artificially boosting the trade deficit would play into Trump’s hands, giving him more firepower when railing against trade deals or calling for border taxes….

        • Tomcat

          Yeah, zero unemployment, close the unemployment offices now.

          • Tomcat

            Damn it Trump, garage sales are not real jobs.

          • Tomcat

            And neither is stripping aluminum off peoples trailers when they go shopping.

    • Car sales are down. Tourism, esp. foreigners visiting, is in the toilet. I saw a report the other day that ‘big ticket items’ like major appliances are also down.

      People are nervous.

      • licuado de platano

        Summer produce is going unpicked due to lack of farm labor from immigration crackdowns.

    • Silver Badger

      A friend had her teenage daughter call me night before last to reassure her that we wouldn’t be bombed while she slept. I lied and told her every thing would be alright. I hate lying, but at least she got a good night’s sleep,

    • boatboy_srq

      All Hail the dRumpfenpression.

      But of course Teahadi policies are always good for the economy, and having Chairman of the Board pResidency will only make things better.

      /s

      If a Dem is elected in 2020, it will take the surviving Teahadis about ten minutes to blame the downturn in him/her.

    • sfbob

      I fully expect Trump’s actions to tank our economy. Which will tank the world’s economy. But he’ll claim we’ve never been better off.

  • William

    It must be inspiring to be on a call with Trump when he doesn’t give a shit about the subject.

    • Tomcat

      More damn government secrets get spread that way.

    • sfbob

      That would be any subject that doesn’t involve kissing his vile, gold-tinted ass.

  • Gigi

    It took Trump several days to finally to denounce men who marched through Charlottesville, waving Swastika flags shouting, “JEWS WILL NOT REPLACE US!” Then they surrounded a synagogue during Friday night service screaming “Seig Heil” while terrified congregants waited inside wondering when/if they’d attack. These are the “very fine people” that Trump was so reluctant to condemn.

  • Tomcat

    Since everyone left the Whitehouse they surely stopped the leaks by now.
    UNLESS the leaker in chief is still there.

    • grada3784

      He is.

  • bkmn

    While you are at it why not call out his #courtevangelicals dear Rabbis?

  • TampaZeke

    If only he had limited his hate focus to gays, transgenders, women, people of color and Mexicans; but they can’t tolerate his anti-Semitism!

    • sfbob

      They can’t tolerate his racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia either.

  • kareemachan

    His daughter Iwanka and her family purport to be Orthodox Jews.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Yes, but Kleptanka is foremost a Kleptodox shrew.

    • ByronK

      So much religion, so few morals from Javanka.

  • another_steve

    “Most members on Trump’s evangelical council, meanwhile, have not distanced themselves from the president.”

    For them it’s a matter of priorities. Trump has promised them that he’ll appoint christofascists to the Supreme Court, as vacancies occur.

    If Donald Trump were to sodomize his daughter Ivanka on live TV, his evangelical council would look the other way.

    • sfbob

      They would claim it was God’s Will.

      • another_steve

        All kidding aside, that’s a very astute observation, Bob.

        Within the fundamentalist/evangelical community, there’s a strong though unspoken belief that the Holocaust was god’s will.

        • jmax

          My Baptist father would tell you not only was it God’s will, it was His punishment for some unknown transgression committed by His Chosen People™.

          • sfbob

            Unfortunately a certain proportion of my co-religionists (the extremely Orthodox for the most part) felt the same way.

            “We don’t know what we did wrong but whatever it was it must have been really serious.”

            Other branches of Judaism vehemently reject that sort of thinking.

  • Ken M

    “Is it Hanukkah already?” Trump’s reaction. No rainbow or acknowledgement of Pride Month. Are we really that surprised? No statue after all.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Ivanka and Jared must be thrilled…speaking of which, where are the little darlings?

  • Hank

    Rabbis Ditch Traditional High Holy Days Call With Trump Over His Support For “Advocates Of Anti-Semitism”

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