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    Sunday night open

    Sunday night open

    Was traveling most of the day and then meetings.

    I hear Syria has gone from worse to worser, and Egypt is not far behind.

    By morning Eastern time we may know if Cyprus implodes financially.

    Any good news?

    Tomorrow night is the first night of Passover.  Seems like good timing this year.

    Maybe worth pointing you to an old post, Passover Is No Time To Wish For The End Of Christian America:

    Nothing has changed in thousands of years. They still rise up in every generation to destroy us, but this time the names are not Haman or Adolf, but Mahmoud and Osama. And on this earth, it will be Christian Americans almost alone who will stand with us.

    I’m reminded of the bumper sticker from the 1960′s: “If you hate cops, next time you are in trouble call a hippie. ” Jews, of all people, should not wish too hard for The End of Christian America. There is no one else to call.

    So particularly at this Passover time, we should not wish too hard for the End of Christian America. We might just get it.

    And Jewish History In One Sentence:

    “Quick synopsis of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us; we won; let’s eat.”

    If I get the strength I’ll offer up some links, otherwise, unless there is BIG BREAKING NEWS, I’ll have to leave it up to you.

    (Thanks to Anne, Leslie and David for helping out today.)

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    paulejb | March 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    “Quick synopsis of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us; we won; let’s eat.”

    Priceless!

    Chag Sameach


     
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    9thDistrictNeighbor | March 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Next year in Jerusalem!


     
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    jakee308 | March 24, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Of course, it didn’t always used to be like that so I can understand the pessimism and skepticism.

    I’m particularly amused when they claim that Christians are only supporting Israel because of their Revelations and End of world narratives.

    I say; SO?

    If we’re wrong but aid Israel, it’s a win for Israel. If we’re right and Revelations is correct, then it’s win for Israel also, NU?

    The enemy of my enemy may not be my friend but he’ll be damned handy to have around.

    Just sayin’.

    Even as a Christian, I’m ambiguous about supporting Israel because of Revelations.

    However, I’m a big fan of Democracies and capitalism and those who have shown immense restraint despite extreme provocation. (and kind of not of folks who want me to bend over and kiss the floor or else get my head chopped off.)

    Shalom Israel.

    One hopes your final sentence is taken to heart. Christians persecuted over large swaths of the globe today might be dejected to find that a great many of their brothers in the West are overwhelmingly more concerned with the climate, environment, immigration, and gay marriage than with them, if even aware of their plight. The power of American Christianity is directly proportional to the power of America, under attack itself from the highest levels within.

    It is startling that Israelis, almost alone in the world, seem able to have taken anything at all from experiences of only a lifetime ago. Today’s Netherlanders ran Ayaan Hirsi Ali out of the country rather than stand against Muslim persecution, unlike the Netherlanders of the mid-twentieth century who donned Star of David armbands in support of Jews persecuted by Nazis. Today’s Western Christians and Jews seem as unwilling to believe they would be as mistreated as minorities in a Muslim world as mid-twentieth century European Jews were unable to accept that a Christian society would descend to the depths that Nazi Germany did. They are fools.

    Enjoy your holiday, Professor.


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