Guest Post by Laura Rosen Cohen – Non OJ, Non-Dhimmi
The Canadian Jewish Congress is an organization run by religiously liberal Canadians who happened to have been born Jewish.
In addition to its claim of being the “official voice” of Canadian Jewry (though unelected by a majority of Canadian Jews), the mandate of the OJs (official Jews-thanks, Ezra) is ostensibly to protect Jewish interests in Canada –politically, spiritually and physically.
Unfortunately, in recent years, it has degenerated into an organization whose “social justice” agenda is barely distinguishable from a myriad of other left-leaning organizations in Canada. From issues of Aboriginal poverty, homelessness, the relentless pursuit of marker-wielding “neo-Nazis”, its de facto pro-censorship stand, and its absurd and antithetically un-Jewish obsession with “hate speech”, the CJC’s political activism has mirrored the general, world-wide trends of Jewish assimilation into more socially palatable left-wing and universal causes. My people-they just never learn…
Despite its relentless pursuit of inter-faith dialogue, and the 100% non-reciprocal financial, religious and political support of communities such as the Somali Muslim community in Canada (how many UJA donors like their money going to Somali students instead of the Board of Jewish Education-has a poll been commissioned), there are Jewish communities worldwide that are perhaps more deserving of a CJC focus.
Take for example, how the CJC in its all its liberal, multicultural glory, sponsored a “Shabbat for Darfur”. Earlier in the year, it Celebrated Diversity Through Twinning! Remarkably, the fact that Haroon Sadidqui cheers it on causes the OJ not a whit of discomfort! But while the enlightened Jews show the Muslims how to dance the hora, and the Muslims invite CJC executives to break the Eid fast – Malmo burns.
It is therefore in the spirit of true Jewish activism, the spirit of “Kol Yisrael Arevim Ze L’Zeh” (all Jews-all of the people of Israel – are the guardians of one another) that I extend the “Shabbat With Malmo” challenge to the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Did anyone at the CJC read about what’s happening to the Jews of Malmo? Even the goyim have noticed! A shanda!
(Note: It was difficult to choose between the Shabbat for Malmo and a “Shabbat for Paris”. Has anyone at Congress been keeping up with how the quaint “youths” of Paris relate to their Abrahamic cousins in the banllieus of gay Paris? Things haven’t exactly improved since the Islamic jihadist torture and murder of Ilan Halimi, Z”L. )
Let’s assume they have not been keeping up to date about Eurabian Jewry. A review is in order. Let’s go back to the article on Malmo:
“With its young people planning new lives elsewhere, the remaining Jewish households, many of whom are made up of Holocaust survivors and their descendants, fear they will soon be gone altogether. Mrs Popinski, an 86-year-old widow, said she has even encountered hostility when invited to talk about the Holocaust in schools.”
“Muslim schoolchildren often ignore me now when I talk about my experiences in the camps,” she said. “It is because of what their parents tell them about Jews. The hatreds of the Middle East have come to Malmo. Schools in Muslim areas of the city simply won’t invite Holocaust survivors to speak any more.”
“Hate crimes, mainly directed against Jews, doubled last year with Malmo’s police recording 79 incidents and admitting that far more probably went unreported. As of yet, no direct attacks on people have been recorded but many Jews believe it is only a matter of time in the current climate. “
“The city’s synagogue has guards and rocket-proof glass in the windows, while the Jewish kindergarten can only be reached through thick steel security doors. “
The time is now to lobby our government for the expedited exit of the Jews of Malmo to safety in Canada. Now that would be a CJC cause to get behind.
Let’s demand a CJC Shabbat for Malmo or Paris!
European Jews, some of us have got your back!