Yesterday, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) held a Jews for Rashida Virtual Passover.
Or should that be Virtual Jews for Rashida Passover.
The entire thing is an embarrassment, but you can see it all here if you are self-loathing and want to punish yourself.
But this next part pretty much sums up just how Jewish these fools are.
Mistakenly reciting the blessing over bread over wine (and mispronouncing it), because clearly this Einstein is a proud Jew with knowledge.
Update: You can’t make this stuff up – these are actual parts of their “Haggadah”:
As we dive into our rich symbolism, we want to acknowledge the distinction between “mitzrayim” – the narrow place – where the story we tell at Passover takes place and Egypt, the modern-day nation state. We are not conflating contemporary Egyptians with the pharaoh and taskmasters that appear in the Passover story. We acknowledge there are Egyptian Jews. In the U.S., and worldwide, anti-Arab racism and Islamophobia also saturate our media and our culture, and we must be vigilant to oppose and interrupt them at every turn.
New traditions have arisen in the last few decades among Jews who sought to expand the ideas of freedom and reflect today’s liberation struggles. These include:
Orange – An orange represents gender and sexual equality and justice, especially for queers, trans and gender variant people, and women.
Olive – Among the oldest plant species in Palestine, the olive tree has often been a symbol of peace and hope. For centuries, Palestinian farmers have depended on it for their livelihood, but in recent decades their orchards have been destroyed by Israeli settlers and the Israeli authorities. The olive here symbolizes the self-determination of the Palestinian people and an invitation to Jewish communities to become allies to Palestinian liberation struggles.
A Pharaoh must forget. Forgetting is how a Pharaoh, or a King, or a colonizer, erases people, steals land, exploits bodies. A Pharaoh works to erase the memories of the people. In our own time we have seen the Jewish organizations plant forests to cover over the remains of Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948.
And naturally the seder does not end with “Next Year in Jerusalem!”