JVP Makes Mockery of the Saddest Day in Jewish Calendar

From the makers of the embarrassing Jews for Rashida Passover Seder, Light the People’s Menorah Not-Quite-on-Chanukah Chanukah Celebration, and the Shabbat Service Not-Quite-on Shabbat, comes the latest in vile attempts to co-opt Judaism in order to bash Israel: the Tisha b’Av Nakba Ritual Performance.

Starring grief technologies!

For those who don’t know, Tisha B’Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we fast, deprive ourselves and pray. Not discussing sex and cooking and most of these other things.

Tisha B’Av is the culmination of the Three Weeks, a period of time during which we mark the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. So many disastrous things have happened on Tisha B’Av, including:

  1. The Spies Returned With a Bad Report
  2. Both Holy Temples Were Destroyed
  3. The Battle at Betar Was Lost
  4. The Romans Plowed the Beit Hamikdash
  5. The Jews Were Expelled From England
  6. The Jews Were Banished From Spain

For the Israel-haters of JVP, we should ignore all that and focus on the “Palestinians”.

Not just that, but notice how Tisha B’Av revolves around the destruction of the Jewish Temples in Jerusalem. Quite the inconvenient fact for JVP, you would think.

Not to worry – they have an answer!

Traditionally, Tisha B’Av commemorates the destruction of the Great Temples – the initiation of exile. Jews around the world fast from water and food and grieve the fall of the Temple walls along with the atrocities of our world – past and ongoing

As Anti-Zionist Jews, we release any attachment to the Temple and instead, invoke the spiritual power of this day in service of the Liberation of Palestine. Furthermore, we propose that Tisha B’Av 5781 be approached not as a time to mourn all suffering and all injustice, but rather, to narrow our focus and look with an unflinching gaze at the injustice and suffering in Palestine – past and ongoing – and to allow our collective hearts to break fully open. We do this in preparation for a season of Teshuvah focused on the Liberation of Palestine.

These people are truly a disgrace to Jews everywhere (assuming they are even Jewish to begin with). A hundred years from now, the existence of groups like JVP might just be viewed as a disaster in Jewish history like the other events of Tisha b’Av.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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