Thursday, March 5, 2015


They totally tried to kill us, we fought back, we won-LET'S EAT.

Actually, on Purim it's also 'let's get sloshed', so seriously people if you are driving today watch out for drunken Jews. I know that sounds funny because usually it would be more like watch out for Jews who have eaten too much, because we tend to go heavy on the festive foods and light on the drink but like I said, it's Purim.

I don't really have much to add to the commentary that is circulating about the 'wow' factor that Israeli PM Netanyahu was speaking right before Purim about (another) existential threat to the Jewish people. That's been covered.

But for seriously and not for joking-is this another coincidence?

That is to say whaaaaaaaat?!?!??!

Anyway, lots of stuff about Purim here.

But I thought it might be a good time to remind The World why we Jews need Israel. I have some helpful reminders.

This is just a brief survey of where things are at for the Jews this Purim.

Watch the Israeli Ambassador to Berlin read hate mail.

The feckless John Kerry pretty much admits nuclear green light given to Iran, offers the gift of nuclear proliferation to other Middle Eastern states that are also not democracies. What could possibly go wrong?

Even the Arabs think that Obama is wrong on Iran, and are urging him to listen to Netanyahu. Fat chance, of course.

Gulf countries feel thrown under the bus. Imagine how Israel feels?

In the United Kingdom, the BBC accuses Israel of "playing the Holocaust card". 

Meanwhile, students and staff at UK universities don't want to get no JOOOOTIES. 

Pat Condell is not impressed!

(Must watch...must, must, must...)

Dennis Prager pens an excellent essay explaining why Obama hates Netanyahu so much.

In South America: murder.

I will leave you with my favourite part of Netanyahu's speech. I thought the whole thing was riveting and will be seen as historic for many reasons. It was articulate, clear and forthright and hit all the right notes. I seriously hope the entire speech writing team got major kudos for that baby.

The part though, that pretty much turned me into a weeping yet happy Jewish mushball, bursting with pride was when he said that the days of Jews passively accepting genocide, were over.

That was the supreme take away from the speech for me and I'm sure, many others.

We'd rather have you with us, but we'll stand alone if we have to.

Those days are over. 


Best. Purim. Message. Ever.

Chag Sameach!