Last month, famed author Michael Chabon – who writes on Jewish themes and more recently edited a book about how horrible Israel is – wrote an “Open Letter to our Fellow Jews” together with his wife telling them all that Donald Trump is a Nazi sympathizer, a white supremacist and an antisemite, and insisted that every Jews in his administration resign immediately or be branded a traitor forever.
Let’s forget the idiocy of the premise of the letter. (I’m no fan of Trump but he is none of those things.)
Let’s look at how Chabon pretends to be SuperJew as he lectures his fellow Jews:
Now [Trump’s] coming after you. The question is: what are you going to do about it? If you don’t feel, or can’t show, any concern, pain or understanding for the persecution and demonization of others, at least show a little self-interest. At least show a little sechel. At the very least, show a little self-respect.
… To Ivanka Trump: Allow us to teach you an ancient and venerable phrase, long employed by Jewish parents and children to one another at such moments of family crisis: I’ll sit shiva for you. Try it out on your father; see how it goes.
He throws in a smattering of Hebrew! He must really care about his fellow Jews a great deal if he adds some Yiddish and Hebrew phrases, right?
Tonight, exactly during Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur night, Michael Chabon is telling the world that selling his books is much more important than Judaism:
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