1. Tim Tebow had Rabbi Joshua
Hammerhead Hammerman all in a tizzy because Tebow is a sort of in-your-face, but very polite and rather cuddly, Christian. What I find much more interesting than Hammerman’s post, which by Zionist Jewish standards is actually quite moderate, is that the New York Jewish Week seems to have taken it off of its website since Hammerman managed to piss off just about everyone who read his silly little article – including pissing off the Israeli firsters at Fox News. Most of the 666 million negative articles about Hammerman’s post have this link that no longer takes you to the editorial.
However, Hammerman himself still has the article on his blog here. But that link is to his blog itself and is not for the specific article, though right now you will find it there, missing the most offensive passage that was in the original Jewish Week post. If you click on the title of the article on Hammerman’s blog you will get a message that he has removed the piece completely and has apologized.
Here is the most offensive quote that is gone from the article on his main site: (Note to Shas Party Members, Haifa Wehbe is back from editing Mark Dankof’s posts, al-hamdu lillah, and the red-highlighting is again hers. Did I say al-hamdu lillah?)
“If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.”
Yeah, that was a dumb comment. I’d say it is about 1% percent as dumb as virtually everything that ALL of the Republican candidates have to say on any subject whatsoever (except Ron Paul, but he’s not really a Republican, he’s a human being, but I digress). And this is especially so when it comes to Islam about which almost anyone in the country can say the most vile things with no consequences whatsoever. At least Rabbi Hammerman is concerned about mosque burnings which is a hell of a lot more than I can say about a hell of a lot of people.
Anyway, I did some reading of some posts on Hammerman’s blog. Yes, he’s a Zionist. He says tons of stuff as a result with which I strongly disagree and may one day make endless fun of. But by Zionist standards he’s actually not so bad and he is willing to take some very critical looks at Zionism and Judaism.
I found this comment rather interesting from his post asking “Why do they hate us?”
(Nice work Haifa, you do the highlights much better than I do. But I digress.)
(Note to Rabbi Hammeraman, peace will only come when YOU (plural) love their children too. Not one second before.)
And Haifa insisted I also put in the next quote which the Rabbi uses to explain his position above.
“We need to love their children not simply because showing empathy is a good political strategy – which it is – but because it is right, it is good, and it is the essence of our faith. ”
Later in this piece Hammerman tells the following story which I’d like to share with you. It’s about them there evil Moooooooselims that Fox News and many Christian Zionists hate so much. It’s a pretty cool story. No red highlighting necessary.
“This past summer, while vacationing on the Island of Rhodes, Mara and I visited the old synagogue there, now beautifully reconstructed – though only a few dozen Jews remain. The museum there tells an important story. In September 1943, as the German military commanders took control of Rhodes, British aerial bombings caused much damage in the Jewish quarter. The Jews wished to protect their Torahs, among them an 800 year old scroll. In secret, the Torahs were given to the Turkish Moslem leader, the grand mufti of Rhodes, who agreed to house them in, of all places, the pulpit of his mosque! The following July, the Jews of Rhodes were deported to Auschwitz. Of the 1676 that were deported, only 151 survived. After the war, the Torahs were returned to the few who came back.
It seems to me that Chrisitan Zionists are basically a bunch of pussies. They like to dish it out to others, especially them there evil rotten Moooooooselims who believe in Jesus Christ, but when they get their buttons pushed, well that’s just a different story now isn’t it?
I wonder if Hammerman hadn’t been against burning mosques if there would have been such an uproar? He closes his “Why do they hate us?” post with a rather Christian message. Not that I expect most of the Zionist Christians to get it.