Wednesday, December 14, 2005


As usual, he displayed a complete lack of understanding of Judaism in general and the Macabees in particular (Earth to pandering presidents: The Macabees weren't all that interested in religous liberty.)

Maybe it's just as well that Dubya doesn't know the reals tory of Channukah. After all, it started out with Jason giving Antiochus a bribe to become Cohen Gadol, then Menalaeus gave Antiochus an even bigger bribe to depose Jason. Both were hellenizers, but Meanalaeus was even worse than Jason, bad enough to get the (original) Hassidim off their butts into open revolt.

If Bush knew this history, he might start demanding bribes from people who want to become Jewish leaders.
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