Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kagen's Kiddush Hashem

Is it a kiddush hashem to publicly express your love for Israel? Maybe.

During her confirmation hearings this afternoon, Solicitor General Elena Kagan responded to a question from Senator Grassley (R-IA) about Israeli Justice Aharon Barak.

Kagan responded to the question by highlighting her Jewish heritage and her support for Israel saying, "And that's why I admire Justice Barak. Not for his particular judicial philosophy, not for any of his particular decisions. As you know, I don't think it's a secret I am Jewish. The state of Israel has meant a lot to me and my family."

Ironically, this won't do a thing to blunt the criticism of right wing Orthodox Jews in America. To them, almost  nothing screams "counterfeit Jew" louder than a surpassing love for Israel.  All she did today was confirm Right wing Orthodox Jewish suspicions that she is the wrong kind of Jew.

Search for more information about RW narishkeit at 4torah.com.

No comments: