Introduction by Paul Powers – Dec 14, 2012
Last year president Barrack Hussien Obama appeared on the cover of New Yorker Magazine (wearing a yarmulke) as “The First Jewish President.” This Reuters article reveals a very interesting piece of information regarding the organizer of this years White House Hanukkah celebration. Chabad-Lubavitch is a sect within orthodox Judaism that is quite influential in Washinton D. C. to put it mildly. For example, president Ronald Reagan in 1983 made the birthday of then Grand Rabbi of Chadad-Lubavitch (Menachen Mendel Schneerson) Education Day USA. More recently, George W. Bush’s white house press secretary was Chabad-Lubavitch member Ari Fleischer.
According to wikipedia (and many other sources) “Chabad Lubavitch Hasidim and many other Hasidic sects generally follow the rulings of Shneur Zalman of Liadi in the Shulchan Aruch HaRav.” Here are just a few of Rabbi Zalman’s rulings as they appear in the Jewish magazine The New Republic May 4, 1992.
“As for the goyim…Zalman’s attitude (was): ‘Gentile souls are of a completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.’
“Consequently, references to gentiles in Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s teachings are invariably invidious. Their (non-Jews) material abundance derives from supernal refuse. Indeed, they themselves derive from refuse, which is why they are more numerous than the Jews, as the pieces of chaff outnumber the kernels…All Jews were innately good, all gentiles innately evil.
“…Moreover, this characterization of gentiles as being inherently evil, as being spiritually as well as biologically inferior to Jews, has not in any way been revised in later Habad writing.”
To be sure, only a minute percentage of people that call themselves jews fall into the category of Chabad-Lubavitch. On the contrary, it shows the immense amount of power that a small sect within a sect can and does yield. Michael Hoffman’s short but scholary video “The Chabad and The Empire” provides powerful truths about the “tail that wags the dog” in the United States of America.
Hanukkah 2012: National Menorah Lighting Near White House Features US Navy Band
Reuters – Dec 9, 2012
The National Menorah was lit near the White House on Sunday for Hanukkah, in a celebration that features the U.S. Navy Band and is one of the most high-profile events in the country to mark the Jewish holiday.
The eight-day Hanukkah celebration, also known as the Festival of Lights, starts at sundown on Saturday.
The lighting of the National Menorah in Washington, on the Ellipse near the White House, dates back to 1979 when then-President Jimmy Carter participated in the ceremony at nearby Lafayette Park.
The event is organized by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement of Hasidic Judaism, and will include a performance by the U.S. Navy Band and servings of hot potato pancakes, or latkes, and doughnuts.
The lighting of the National Menorah will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
President Barack Obama said on Friday in a statement that Hanukkah was “a time to celebrate the faith and customs of the Jewish people” but also “an opportunity for people of all faiths to recognize the common aspirations we share.”
Obama and his family presided over the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Thursday near the White House.
Jewish communities across the United States are set to celebrate Hanukkah with a variety of public events.
In New York, the third night of the Festival of Lights will be the occasion for a unique party, in the form of a Hanukkah on Ice event on Monday at Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park, where participants will strap on their skates, eat free kosher food and listen to Jewish music.
In Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will participate in the lighting of a 15-foot menorah at an entertainment district in the city on Sunday evening.
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the 2nd century BC victory of Judah Maccabee and his followers in a guerrilla revolt in ancient Judea against armies of the Seleucid Empire.
The Menorah is a key part of the festival, because according to Jewish tradition, the Maccabees found only enough ritually pure oil to light a ceremonial lamp in the temple in Jerusalem for one day, but the oil burned for eight days.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg McCune and Peter Cooney)