June 26, 2010

No “L’chaim” For Kagan

Next week, the Senate begins the farcical debate – farcical given the Democrat majority over there — over lefty activist shrew Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

The Rabbinical Alliance of America takes umbrage.

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is “not kosher”–meaning she is not fit to serve on the court–according to more than 850 Orthodox members of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. That’s the term the rabbis used about Kagan in a press release issued Thursday, saying “Elena Kagan is not kosher. She is not fit to sit on this Court–or any court.”

Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for the alliance, told CNSNews.com on Thursday that “a great deal has been made about the fact that she would be the second Jewish woman on the court, and we want to signal to people across the country that we take no pride in this.”

Levin said most people are happy when “one of their own” is nominated to such a high position. But, he added, “We feel that Elena Kagan turns traditional Judaism on its head–from a concept of a nation of priests and holy people, she is turning it into, ‘Let’s homosexualize every segment of society. And by the way, partial-birth babies have no right to be delivered.’”

In a statement issued Thursday, the rabbinical alliance called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to refuse to confirm Kagan to succeed the outgoing Justice John Paul Stevens.

“It is clear from Ms. Kagan’s record on issues such as abortion-on-demand, partial-birth-abortion, the radical homosexual and lesbian agenda, the ’supremacy’ of the anti-family panoply over religious liberties of biblical adherents, et. al., that she will function as a flame-throwing radical, hastening society’s already steep decline into Sodom and Gomorrah,” the rabbis said in the statement.

Levin told CNSNews.com that his fellow rabbis–and hundreds of thousands of Orthodox and traditional Jews–are puzzled at the president’s choice of Kagan.

“What exactly was Obama thinking, President Obama thinking, when he nominated Kagan? Because eventually, down the road, someone–or some group–is going to ‘take the hit’ for the crazy decisions that Kagan is bound to make. So we would have much preferred if President Obama had given this ‘distinction’ to another minority group, instead of singling out the Jews.”

Right on, Rabbi! :-)

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4 Responses to “No “L’chaim” For Kagan”

  1. BB-Idaho Says:

    The Rabbinical Alliance of America represents orthodox and ultraorthodox Jews. Ms. Kagan is Jewish and has been endorsed by the National Council of Jewish Women and the Orthodox Union. Religion aside, 69 Law School Deans endorsed her as well as rather unusual endorsements from Ken Starr and Laura Bush. …and even
    Bill Kristol (sort of). T’will be interesting…

  2. Chuck Says:


    rather unusual endorsements from Ken Starr and Laura Bush.

    Rather unusual, indeed! Although Laura Bush has been coming out with all sorts of counterpoints to former Bush policies, leading me to believe that she has plenty of mind of her own but had the presence of it to wait until Dubya was a free man before expounding upon them.

    Ahem! The NCJW is a highly “progressive” organization that touts, although tapering it to some extent, feminism and applying it — go figure, to marrieds.

    I had to have a gander at the Orthodox Union, and they, however, seem a little more right thinking than the NCJW.

    However, being a serious lover of my liberty, I also tend to take to heart such items as this.

  3. BB-Idaho Says:

    I dunno, Chuck; that Rabbinical Alliance of America has some nerve in calling Kagan ‘not Kosher’. For a group that is against homosexuality, one of their vice presidents seems a bit non Kosher
    himself..to wit:
    “Rabbi “Lewis” (Yom Tov) Lipa Hacohen is a vile pedophile. He was convicted in 1996 of child molestation. The original charges included 14 counts of sodomy, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He agreed to plead guilty to one count of sodomy in the third degree, a Class E felony, in exchange for a sentence of five years’ probation.
    Prosecutors said Brenner had sexual contact with a youth he met in the bathroom of the synagogue they attended. The molestations allegedly took place over a three-year period that ended in 1995 when the victim was 15 years old.
    Yes, that is why the local baalei battim were not “cooperating” with him in his endeavors. They wanted him out of chinuch and out of their communities and institutions.
    Instead, Rabbi Brenner moved from one community to the next through numerous synagogues and institutions in NJ and NY state. Brenner was a former Vice President of the Rabbinical Alliance of America and has held numerous pulpit positions in NY and NJ over the past 50 years.”
    ..the old Do As I Say, not As I Do paradigm? -oy vey- :)

  4. Chuck Says:


    Are we talking about a rabbi here, or a priest!? (Just kidding, couldn’t help it, and me a Christian and all)

    His whole story sounds like the journey of one of those “errant” priests from parish to parish in the course of the big church scandals a few years ago.

    I’ve met a few rabbis, and they seemed like pretty moral, conservative “joes”.

    Just goes to show that every denomination probably features a few skeletons in search of closets to hang in.

    Now, what makes me wonder, here, is the fact that such a man isn’t a reform or conservative “lite” rabbi, the kind who, perhaps more likely to be “progressive” as all get out, would support a pedophile’s right to phile his ped as a First Amendment issue.

    Why would such a man wish to masquerade as an Orthodox Jewish rabbi when his “lifestyle” preferences are so incompatible with such a position?

    Some try to explain away “those” priests by alluding to their vows of celibacy, but a rabbi has no such restriction: He can marry and make lots of children with the rebitzen, no problem.

    Oy vey is right! :-)